RHOBH star Erika Jayne talks struggles with dating after 20 year marriage to Tom Girardi
Erika Jayne announced her divorce from her estranged husband Tom Girardi in November 2020, after more than 20 years of marriage.
The star of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills has been back in the single’s life for about a year and a half now, opening up about her love life and confessing how her transition to dating was sometimes a struggle, during a performance on e! News’ daily pop on Wednesday 22 June.
“It’s hard because I think people don’t really know what to expect,” Jayne, 50, told show host Justin Sylvester, before telling her one of her nightmares about that entrance. ‘And I can’t get on an app. What if [Jeffrey] Dahmer shows up?’
Open book: Erika Jayne, 50, talked about her love life, following her divorce from estranged husband Tom Girardi, during an appearance on E! News’ daily pop
After referencing her fear of meeting a serial killer like Jeffrey Dahmer via a dating app, Jayne admitted she is “very socially awkward.”
And awkwardness can be a problem for someone trying to get out and meet new people, especially someone like Jayne, who can be an outspoken open book.
“I say exactly how I feel, and I realize men don’t like that,” Jayne explained, adding, “They say they want a woman who is progressive, but they really don’t.”
Lesson learned: ‘I say exactly how I feel, and I realize men don’t like that,’ Jayne explained to Daily Pop host Justin Sylvester, before adding: ‘They say they want a woman who is progressive , but they really do’ t’
Scared men: The reality star shared that some men have told her they are ‘scared’ of her
Sylvester joined the conversation, stating that he thinks men are “afraid of you,” which Jayne quickly agreed with his assumption.
“They actually said to me, ‘I’m afraid of you.’ And I thought, “Why? I’m modern. I thought I was doing what women should do, which is express your opinion and say what you want,” and no.”
Despite all the potential pitfalls that can arise when it comes to dating, Jayne revealed that she’s embracing her new “downsized, simple life.”
“What I like the most is that I’ve had the chance to start all over again and be free of a 20+ year marriage and wipe almost the whole slate clean in a way, so it’s my life to rebuild,” Jayne said of her new life as a single woman.
“So in that way it opens up a lot of opportunities, but it’s scary at the same time,” the Georgia native continued, confessing at the same time, “I really don’t know what I’m doing. I’m just here to make it happen.”
The New Single Life: Jayne and estranged husband Ton Girardi announced their separation in November 2020 after more than 20 years of marriage; they are featured in an episode of RHOBH
After sharing a life with someone for over two decades, sleeping alone can be a big adjustment for many people.
But when asked if she liked waking up as an “independent woman” herself, Jayne was quick to say that it “feels really nice, even though my dog is sleeping with me now.”
She did confess: “There are times when you get nervous; there are times when you hug the pillow; but it’s okay.’
Confession: ‘There are times when you get nervous; there are times when you hug the pillow; but it’s okay,” Jayne said, after revealing that it was nice to wake up alone
Jayne was also asked to share “one thing she mourns” since her breakup with Girardi in November 2020. The singer took a moment to reflect on their relationship and said she mourned the “Tom who was good,” as she nodded her. head as if she was agreeing with herself.
Jayne and Girardi, a founder of Girardi & Keese in downtown Los Angeles, first met in 1998 and eventually married in January 2000.
The reality star, who joined the main cast of RHOBH for season six which debuted in December 2015.
The Reality World: Jayne joined the main cast of RHOBH for season six, which debuted in December 2015; she is pictured in Las Vegas in September 2021