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'RHOBH' Star Erika Jayne and Husband Tom Girardi Split After 21 Years Together

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Feb. 22 2021, Updated 8:47 p.m. ET

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It's over! Erika Jayne filed for divorce from her husband, Tom Girardi, after 21 years together, according to E! News.

"After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi," the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 49, told the publication in a statement on Tuesday, November 3. "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."

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She continued, "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 give us that privacy as well."

Erika and Girardi, 81, tied the knot in 1999 after they met at Chasen's restaurant in West Hollywood, where she worked as a waitress at the time. "After a year of working in the restaurant, one night I decided to slip Tom my telephone number," she recalled in her memoir Pretty Mess. "We were standing in front of the giant fireplace. ‘Did you hear I was single?' I asked."

Throughout their time together, Erika was outspoken about their 33-year age difference and even shut down critics during the RHOBH telling them to, "Go get a 20-year marriage, then come f--king talk to me." When talking about her marriage to Girardi in 2017, the songstress told Andy Cohen that they do not have a prenup.

"I'm married to a very powerful lawyer," she said during Andy Cohen's Then & Now. "A prenup wouldn't stand in his way anyway ... It's gonna be all Tom's way, I assure you. He'll rip that piece of paper to shreds in two seconds!"

This was Erika's second marriage. Previously, she married Thomas Zizzo, with whom she shares son Tommy Zizzo.

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