REAL Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ Erika Jayne said she never left husband Tom for “cheating” due to being “solely dependent” on the lawyer before their fraud scandal.
On tonight’s episode of the Bravo series, the reality star admitted that despite having “no prenup” in their high-profile marriage, she felt Tom Girardi “would put a stop to it” if she filed for divorce.
In December – when tonight’s episode was filmed – Erika shared shocking text messages on her Instagram that allegedly expose Tom, 82, as a cheater.
The texts included raunchy messages and pictures about the alleged ongoing affair which she explained she found out about years before.
She explained how she found out about the infidelity: “It didn’t hit me Tom had cheated until one night leaving Yolanda [Hadid]’s condo.
“And she said something about David [Foster] along the lines of ‘boys will always protect boys.’
“Later that night when I got home he was asleep and I opened it up and there was everything.”
During the sit down chat with friends Kyle Richards and Lisa Rinna, they asked why Erika didn’t leave Tom when she found out he cheated.
Erika told her co-stars: “It’s been a real mental f**k for a long time. It’s been really hard. There was a thought of leaving, yes. But how? Where?
“I’m solely dependent on my husband at this point so if I cut my cards, what am I going to do come to you and say ‘help me divorce my husband?’
“I was in no position to go anywhere. But we had no prenup. I still don’t have a prenup and I still don’t have a f**king dime from him!
“But I said I’m going to work really hard so one day I can stand on my own two feet. And that’s what I did.”
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