REAL Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne’s $40K-a-month glam squad is “sticking by her side but doesn’t work for her as much” after her legal scandal, a source told The Sun.
The TV personality has kept her hair and makeup team close to her throughout the years and they have been heavily featured on the Bravo show since she first joined in 2015.
The fan interest in her glam squad heightened in 2018 when Erika, 50, herself confirmed on the Wendy Williams Show that it costs a staggering $40,000 a MONTH to keep up her appearance.
Despite the Pretty Mess singer facing a $25 MILLION lawsuit against her while her ex, Tom Girardi, admitted to “losing $50-80 million in cash” while allegedly “stealing from orphans and widows,” the star’s glam team continues to work closely with her.
A source close to the reality star told The Sun: “Her squad is all genuine friends with her, they are not fair-weather friends that left when things got hard.
“They truly are her confidants whether or not they are on her payroll.”
The insider continued: ”They continued working with her during all the drama this season of Housewives but not as often.
“And they’ve done her up off-camera since then too. They are sticking by her side.
“But they don’t do as much as they used to with her now but they do what they can.”
According to the source, each person on the team “has gotten paid” still for their work.
The informant also confirmed her squad will be getting her ready for the big season 11 reunion – which is set to film this week.
On social media, the Chicago performer’s creative and glam team, which consists of Mikey Minden, Preston Meneses, Clyde Haygood, Laia, Eduardo Ponce as well as others, continue to support her with Instagram posts of her gorgeous looks and uplifting captions.
They are also responsible for some of the stunning glam looks Erika has rocked in her confessionals this season – which were filmed after the fraud scandal became public.
RHOBH viewers are used to see the blonde beauty with full makeup, extravagant hairstyles and eccentric designer outfits every day.
IT’S EXPENSIVE TO BE HER
She even made it a point to bring her squad on nearly every trip for the show, many of which were out of the country.
However, Erika turned heads with a lot of fans when she was pictured on a Los Angeles outing this Summer with no glam done – something she is rarely seen without.
Over the weekend, she was slammed with a $25million lawsuit that’s part of Tom’s bankruptcy case.
The XXPEN$IVE songstress was sued for allegedly knowing that her 82-year-old estranged husband’s law firm was paying for her expenses for the past 12 years.
According to legal documents, first obtained by Page Six, the trustee in the bankruptcy case wants Erika to pay the firm back.
The lawsuit comes after Erika was accused of using her company, EJ Global, to spend over $25 million from the firm.
She was alleged to have used the money to pay for her American Express bill, glam team and other expenses.
‘GLAM CANNOT BE SUPPORTED BY A SHAM’
The lawsuit claimed: “She attempts to create a distinction between handing her money directly versus paying all of her bills directly.
“The distinction, like her prior motion for reconsideration is meritless. Any payments made for her benefit are her responsibility.”
The trustee said Erika’s claims she wasn’t aware of Tom wrongdoings is not an excuse, arguing “it would be a miscarriage of justice if [she] was allowed to simply walk completely free of owing over $25,000,000 to the Estate.”
“Erika signed all of her tax returns, numerous credit card slips, and was well aware of the money she spent on the Debtor’s credit cards and the Debtor’s payment of her personal expenses,” the trustee alleged.
“Her feigned willful blindness and ostrich approach to these expenditures will do absolutely nothing to limit her liability.”
The trustee also stated that “the glam cannot be supported by a sham.”