During a recent podcast appearance, Brian not only reacted to Erika’s split from Thomas Girardi, but he also revealed a “red flag” he noticed in their marriage and addressed the possibility of teaming up with the RHOBH star on a second book.
“I was shocked. I have seen the two of them interact on the phone and talked to her about him extensively and I do know that there is a lot of emotion,” Brian explained on the Hot Takes & Deep Dives podcast. “They do care for each other a lot and I think a lot of people, kind of cynically, are like, ‘Oh she’s just using him for his money.’ But I do think they had a real true love.”
Although Brian didn’t find it too alarming that Thomas never actually read his and Erika’s book, because he likely “knows all [the] stories” already, he felt it was a “red flag” that Thomas failed to see Erika on Broadway.
”I thought it was kind of a red flag that he didn’t make it to see ‘Chicago,’” Brian admitted. “I think it’s a little weird.”
“That’s when I was like, ‘Oh sh-t. Erika is going through it.’ Because we know how guarded Erika is and how controlled she is and for her to just go off on social media, I was like, ‘Wow, this is deep to the bone,’” Brian recalled.
“I think she never anticipated her marriage ending in a divorce and I think she had no idea what was going on and that she was totally thrown for a loop,” he continued.
According to Brian, he believes Erika will eventually address her divorce and legal drama head-on on RHOBH, and, potentially, in a tell-all book.
“I would hope that she would ask me [to work on it with her],” he said of the concept. “She’s very easy to work with so I would be happy to do another one, especially if she was really going to be like, ‘Okay, cards on the table. Here’s the deal.’”
While Brian, who helps Erika create taglines for each season of the show, would love to work with her again, he revealed Bravo attempted to keep them from working together the first time around.
“It was a handful of times for sure, yes,” he confirmed when asked about Bravo reaching out.
Also during the podcast appearance, Brian said he does not believe Erika played a role in Thomas’ misappropriation of millions of dollars in settlement funds to his past clients.
“If she did know what was going on, she had a part in it, obviously that is awful and I would not at all condone that. But the Erika that I know probably wasn’t involved in that and I think we should wait to hear her side of the story,” he stated.
You can watch more of Brian’s interview below!
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.