Erika Jayne made her first public appearance this week since she announced her split from her husband.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was spotted during a girls’ night out on Thursday night, hitting up Italian restaurant Fia with a few friends in Santa Monica. This outing marks the first time Erika’s been seen since filing for divorce from her husband of 21 years, Thomas Girardi, on November 3.
The 49-yr-old reality star donned a sleek Fendi jacket, black pencil skirt, and knee-high black boots for the occasion, reportedly ordering a delicious meal of corn, scallops, and broccolini as she enjoyed some time with her girlfriends.
The outing was ostensibly girls-only, and despite the ongoing rumors claiming that Erika might have a secret beau, an insider told E! News that the pop singer wasn’t looking to mingle with any new flames just yet.
“It’s too soon to date, she’s not ready,” the source said. “She’s sad but trying to keep her spirits up. Most of her castmates have been very supportive which she appreciates.”
Erika announced she was separating from Tom on November 3 and requested spousal support from the lawyer and payment for her attorney fees. She also confirmed she didn’t know the details of Tom’s assets and debts.
In the weeks since the breakup, there was talk of cheating on both sides as some accused Erika of sleeping with someone else “for years” and Tom of having a girlfriend, although nothing was officially confirmed.
It was also noted since their split that the couple had an “unconventional marriage” and were amicable about going their separate ways.
“[They spent] a lot of time apart. Several months,” a source explained to Us Weekly. “They would travel separately. Tom gave Erika a very lavish lifestyle, and she enjoyed it.”