Erika Jayne was spotted with a rumored new man in Las Vegas over the weekend.
As she continues to prepare for her upcoming residency at the House of Blues in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member is raising questions about a potential romance.
Another photo of Erika and her mystery man can be seen below.
So, who is he? According to attorney Ronald Richards, who has been vocal about the ongoing fraud cases and lawsuits against Erika and her estranged husband, Thomas Girardi, it seems to be Jim Wilkes, her alleged financial backer.
“This was posted as a date shot by [Blonde Hair Black Heart] but it looks like her friend and admitted supporter. Are we missing anything here?” Ronald asked in a tweet shared on May 28, along with a couple of photos of Jim.
— Ronald Richards (@RonaldRichards) May 28, 2023
According to a report last September, Jim, who has been described as a “longtime” associate of Thomas, allegedly sent just under $500,000 to Erika after her November 2020 divorce filing against Thomas.
“Erika filed a summary judgment motion to get herself out of the case, and in response, the law firm noted that Erika was receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars for her legal fees from an attorney named James Lewis Wilkes, II, via Wilkes’ law firm,” The Bravo Docket on Instagram shared at the time, citing Law360 as their source.
UPDATE: In response to the rumors of a romance between Erika and Jim, a rep tells Reality Blurb, “He is just her lawyer and family friend for over 20 years.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 wrapped production earlier this month and is expected to begin airing sometime later this year.
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