Who is Erika Jayne?
Erika Jayne is an American singer, reality TV star, and celebrity. She is best known for appearing on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Erika Jayne was born Erika Chahoy. She has also been known as Erika Girardi and has operated under that name professionally. Jayne had a single mother. At the age of 18, Jayne came to New York. In 1991, Jayne married Thomas Zizzo, a DJ at the time, and they had a son. In 1996, they got divorced. After living in New York with this partner, Jayne moved to Los Angeles to kickstart a singing career.
In 2000, Jayne married Thomas Girardi aka Tom Girardi. Girardi was a founding partner of Girardi & Keese. They would stay together until 2020 when Jayne announced her separation. Her second husband Tom Girardi, became the center of a large scandal.
Jayne began pursuing a career in acting and also in music. She would appear in Law & Order, acting in Law & Order, the long-running drama series, although her first appearances were non-speaking. She would also appear in independent films, like Alchemy in 1995 and Lowball in 1996.
In 2007, she released her first single, Roller Coaster. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. In 2009, Jayne released the album Pretty Mess. This was followed by releases like One Hot Pleasure in 2010, Party People (Ignite the World) in 2011, Get It Tonight, featuring Flo Rida in 2013, Painkillr in 2014, You Make Me Wanna Dance in the same year, Crazy feat. Maino in 2015, How Many F**ks in 2016, Xxpensive in 2017, and Cars in 2018.
Starting in 2015, Jayne has been part of the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, starting with the sixth season of the show.
Other cast members seen in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills include Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Paul Kemsley, Mauricio Umansky, Harry Hamlin, Amelia Hamlin, Delilah Hamlin, Lisa Vanderpump, Ken Todd, Kim Richards, Yolanda Hadid, Brandi Glanville, Eileen Davidson, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Joyce Giraud and Kathy Hilton.
In 2019, Erika Jayne joined the cast of Chicago on Broadway to play the part of Roxie Hart.
In 2020, Thomas Girardi and Jayne were named in a lawsuit for embezzlement, which led to a large scandal and put into question the legitimacy of the divorce. This led to negative publicity for Erika Jayne as well as Tom Girardi and affected their standing.
In 2021, a documentary concerning this situation was released on Hulu under the title The Housewife and the Hustler. This was preceded by a detailed dive into the issues in Los Angeles Times: The legal titan and the ‘Real Housewife’: The rise and fall of Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne.
Erika Jayne has also been known as Erika Girardi because of her marriage to Tom Girardi. However, she changed her name after the divorce and the associated scandals.
Jayne has worked with big names in music, such as Flo Rida. Her hits have focused on genres like dance, pop, and similar and have found an audience in clubs. They were often upbeat.
Jayne only joined the cast of Real Housewives in its sixth season.
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