'RHOBH' star Erika Jayne says husband Tom Girardi was 'fu***ng' judge Tricia Bigelow and paying her Saks bills
‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Erika Jayne has alleged that her estranged husband Tom Girardi had multiple affairs during their 21-year marriage. In fact, a source told People magazine that 81-year-old Girardi's alleged infidelity was the reason the 49-year-old TV personality filed for divorce from him last month. “The reason she divorced Tom is that he was cheating on her with multiple women," a source close to the couple said, adding that Jayne claims "she's known about his infidelity for years" but "wanted to try and save the marriage."
As per a report in the Daily Mail, Girardi, a California lawyer famed for his involvement in the Erin Brockovich case, has been accused by Jayne of having an affair with a federal judge as well. On Friday, December 18, Jayne posted on Instagram accusations that Giraldi had been having a months-long affair with Justice Tricia A. Bigelow, a former deputy attorney general for California who has presided over the Second District Court of Appeal, Division Eight since February 2010. Jayne shared a number of text messages in a now-deleted Instagram post, which she claims were sent between her husband and Bigalow, which mention “makeup sex” and were sometimes signed “xoxo”. She wrote in the caption: "This is Justice Tricia A. Bigelow. She was f***ing my husband Tom Girardi and he was paying her Saks bill and paying for her plastic surgery."
“Miss you babe. Makeup sex?” reportedly read one of Bigelow's alleged text messages, sent in July, while in another, she marveled out how “fantastic” her night was with Girardi. Another message, as per the Daily Mail, read: “[Department store] is having their special where you get a gift card based on what you spend. Is it okay if I spend? 'Pretty please? Signed [BLANK].”
Jayne, after filing for divorce, back in November had said, “After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi. This is not a step taken lightly or easily. I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together.” She had further said, “It is my absolute wish to proceed through this process with respect and with the privacy that both Tom and I deserved. I request others to give us that privacy as well.” But it would seem like things have changed now.
A source told People magazine, "When she was performing her last week on Broadway, he left her high and dry and was frolicking around town instead of supporting her and attending her shows. She realized she would never be a priority to him and that was her breaking point,” adding, “The split was a long time coming. The lawsuit just coincided with her decision to leave him.”
Earlier this month, Jayne and Girardi were sued for allegedly using their split to embezzle money. According to a complaint filed in an Illinois federal court, they are being sued by law firm Edelson PC on behalf of several families who lost loved ones in a Boeing plane crash. Court documents detail how they allegedly embezzled settlement funds meant to help the families of victims on Lion Air Flight 610. "Tom has resorted to embezzling the proceeds of settlements that should have been directed to his clients — including, as the basis for this Complaint, the widows and orphans who lost loved ones in the tragic crash of Lion Air Flight 610 — in order to continue funding his and Erika’s lavish Beverly Hills lifestyles," the documents state.
Jayne and Girardi got married in 1999. The two met at Chasen's, a famous restaurant frequented by film stars, entertainers, politicians, and other dignitaries in West Hollywood, California, where Jayne worked and Girardi was a frequent patron. In her 2018 memoir ‘Pretty Mess’, Jayne said, “After a year of working in the restaurant, one night I decided to slip Tom my telephone number. We were standing in front of the giant fireplace. ‘Did you hear I was single?' I asked." Six months later, the two were engaged.