Season 11 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills looks to be one of the most explosive and dramatic yet, as Erika Jayne’s controversial divorce from her husband Tom Girardi becomes a hot topic in the new trailer.
Erika, 49, and her much older lawyer husband Tom, 81, were both named in a damning lawsuit last year, claiming he embezzled money from a settlement of a plane crash with Boeing, which the couple denied.
A month before the trial, the pair announced they were separating after 21 years of marriage, but their divorce was later called a ‘sham’ to protect their money – a claim that is being singled out by the co-stars Erika in scenes from the upcoming show.
Emotional: Erika Jayne, 49, cries as housewives grill her for divorce and claims ex Tom Girardi, 81, embezzled funds for plane crash victims in RHOBH’s new bombshell
‘No one knows the answer except him,’ Erika heard the housewives tell the housewives at dinner, when Kyle Richards is seen confronting her about whether she was aware of the allegations that were the subject of. pressure on his ex-partner.
Garcelle Beauvais is also seen wrinkling her face as Erika appears to be defending herself, showing that not everyone at the table seems to be buying what she says.
The tense trailer begins with the women offering to play a game where they reveal one truth and two lies – and the group must guess which one is which, with Erika looking baffled at the idea.
Hot topic: Erika finds us at the center of all the drama of this upcoming season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Angry: Erika is VERY heated with Sutton when she talks about her legal drama
Did you hit a gross nerve? Erika is seen wheezing furious when co-star Sutton Stracke tells her something at dinner, possibly about her controversial divorce and lawsuit
Getting in the neck: Sutton is the target of Erika’s rage and anger at dinner
If looks could kill: Erika doesn’t play when it comes to giving someone a bandage
Pain: It looks like the series will take a no-holds-barred approach to Erika’s situation
“ I didn’t see it end that way, I was going to hold this man’s hand until he died, ” Erika said in a previous group chat.
Erika and her ex-husband are both sued in federal court for fraud and embezzlement by class action firm Edelson PC
The lawsuit claims Tom embezzled Erika money owed to relatives of the victims of the Lion Air flight 610 plane crash in 2018.
Table stretched: Erika is questioned by the housewives on her divorce and her legal drama
Not convinced? Garcelle Beauvais is seen rubbing her face as Erika appears to be defending herself, showing that not everyone at the table seems to be buying what she says.
You don’t buy it? Garcelle frowns as Erika begins to tell her side of the story
Proving hot top isn’t outlawed in the new season, Garcelle, 54, is later seen having a one-on-one confrontation with Erika on a hike, where she asked if she had a ‘heads-up’ ‘. about the trial.
“Is that why you got divorced?” Garcelle asked him directly, Erika denying the request, replying, “ No, I didn’t. ”
However, Erika really loses her temper when questioned by a newcomer, Sutton Stracke, although it’s not clear exactly what Sutton is telling her.
“I’m not a liar – you have a lot of nerves,” Erika hisses at Sutton, who replies, “Don’t talk to me like that.” ‘Or what? Or what?’ Erika barks back, seemingly angry and upset.
After more emphasis, Erika said aggressively, “ Well, exactly, shut the f *** up, ” leaving the entire women’s table wide-eyed.
Another hot topic for the ladies is Lisa Rinna’s daughter Amelia Hamlin’s new relationship with Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Scott Disick, 37.
Talking about their 18-year-old age gap with her 19-year-old daughter Lisa, 57, is heard screaming at her co-stars: ‘He’s too old! ”
However, it’s not just about getting to the bottom of Erika’s legal drama this season or Lisa Rinna’s thoughts on Scott, as other scenes show more upbeat and reliable setups.
The group enjoys some activities including sailing on a boat and generally behaves normally despite the ongoing pandemic.