July 21, 2021 | 9:00pm
Erika Jayne believed that Tom Girardi’s health suffered for years before their divorce.
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Erika Jayne believed that her estranged husband, Tom Girardi, was unwell for years following a disastrous 2017 car wreck.
The reality star, 50, made the shocking revelation during a group dinner at Kyle Richards’ home on Wednesday’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” confessing to the women that she did not tell them the truth about the accident that left Girardi, now 82, unconscious for 12 hours.
“I called you and I said, ‘Tom’s had a car accident,’ which is true, but I just didn’t tell you the rest of it,” she told Richards, 52, at the table before an old clip of the cast discussing Girardi’s broken ankle played.
“As a result of the crash, his ankle was broken,” she said, muttering, “He was also unconscious for 12 hours, but no one knows that.”
Jayne told her stunned co-stars that she was the one who found the now-disgraced attorney unconscious.
“He had a head injury, and he broke his shoulder, snapped his ankle and broke his clavicle,” she said. “He drove off a cliff.”
Jayne explained that Girardi rolled down the hill and was separated from the car when she found him. She believed that he was driving home and made a wrong turn on a winding road.
“When he finally called me, I said, ‘Where have you been?’ I was just assuming he was with some other woman,” she told her castmates.
The singer then claimed to have found evidence that Girardi was cheating on her around the same time that her friend and former “RHOBH” co-star Yolanda Hadid divorced David Foster.
While she did not have the strength to leave him at the time, Jayne ultimately filed for divorce from Girardi in November 2020.
The former “Chicago” star told Richards in a previous episode that she felt she had no choice but to end the marriage after seeing Girardi “degrading” before her eyes and refusing to get help. She believed he had trouble seeing, among other problems.
Girardi is now under a conservatorship due to what his family described in court documents as a “major neurocognitive disorder.”
“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.