Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi Break Up After 21 Years Together

Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi Break Up After 21 Years Together
Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi Break Up After 21 Years Together

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Erika Jayne, 49, filed for dissolution of marriage from her attorney husband, Tom Girardi, 81. “After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi,” the reality star exclusively tells E! News, “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. 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.”- the Singer adds.

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Jayne and Girardi have been married for 21 years. Girardi is Jayne’s second husband. The pair do not have any children together. Earlier in an Interview, Jayne had explained how she met Girardi in Los Angeles during the late 90s and how their relationship developed. “I wasn’t thinking that I would be married again, and I wasn’t thinking that I’d be married to him,” she said. “It really was two people that had kind of come together. We really like each other, and we really enjoy each other’s company.” She also explained their 33-year age difference. “I’m 33 years younger than my husband, so that right there, everyone is gonna judge you,” she told “People”. “No one likes to hear people criticize their family or the way that they-the person they are or how they believe… I do find that the older I get, the less and less it matters.” Jayne added that she is having ‘great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together.’

The two-decade-old relationship was considerably unconventional while Tom even refused to wear a ring. “Tom said, ‘Listen, I’ll buy you anything you want. I don’t care what it is. You name it. But I’m not wearing a wedding band. I never have, I never will. I don’t like it. It’s uncomfortable. Please don’t ask me to,'” she wrote in her book. “A wedding band does not have magical powers. It is not going to stop anyone from doing something.”

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Jayne was previously wed to Thomas Zizzo, with whom she shares 26-year-old son Tommy Zizzo.