Erika Jayne Shares Real Reason She Hasn’t Finalized Divorce From Tom Girardi, If She’s Open for Love, & If She’d Show Relationship on TV, Plus Kyle’s Marital Drama and Denise Feud

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RHOBH's Erika Jayne shares why she hasn’t finalized divorce with Tom Girardi, reveals if she’s open for love.

Erika Jayne shared why hasn’t finalized her divorce from Tom Girardi, revealed if she’s open for love, and claimed Denise Richards was “looking for a fight” on the latest season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

In the season 13 trailer, Erika alleged that a “naked bundle” of Denise on OnlyFans was “only $7.” In response, Denise called her “evil.”

Speaking with ET, Erika shared that her “heart will always be open” when it comes to love after her breakup with Tom.

“You have to grieve a marriage and you grieve a lot of things. I had a complete change of life, not just a marriage, a sickness of a spouse, and then losing your home, and your money, and all at one time, so grieving that sort of stuff and working through the legal problems is a lot,” she said. “My heart will always be open. I don’t think I’ll choose to share my private life on camera. I think that I need one thing that’s mine. I just need one thing that’s mine.”

When pressed to say whether she’d really never showcase her romantic life on RHOBH again, the pop star admitted, “Timing is everything. Let me recover. I’ve got a lot of bills to pay. I’ve got a lot of things to work out. When and if the time is right.”

The star also shared that she’s currently dating: “My heart is not closed. I’m OK. I’m social, and I should be.”

Erika then revealed why she hasn’t finalized her divorce with Tom: “In the order of all of the problems I’m facing, it’s probably the absolute last thing … I just don’t think about it. The day I filed for divorce and we were legally separated, that was it for me. We are in very different places. I have a lot to clean up and pick up and move on.”

She continued, “We all have to do it our own way. Nobody’s gonna look out for you but yourself … Even after a two-decade-plus marriage, that’s what it came down to, looking out for yourself.”

Regarding Kyle Richard’s marriage difficulties, Erika shared, “I am Kyle’s friend, and I am going to support her through this separation and whatever they choose to do … I’m a friend, I’m a supporter, whatever she wants to share with me that’s her right to do so. I’m not in this marriage and I don’t like it when other people pry. You don’t know what goes on behind closed doors. Let them work it out.”

“Everyone has an opinion and we’re there to get her opinion,” she added. “My opinion is, I’m Kyle’s friend, they are married, and she will let me know what’s happening when she’s ready to. It’s my job as a friend to support her in whatever she chooses to do.”

Erika then addressed the introduction of newbie castmate Annemarie Wiley. “She is not to be toyed with. I like her. She’s very direct. She’s sweet, but she’s firm,” said Erika. “She was very vocal. It took her half a second [to find her footing on the show].”

She then teased her upcoming fight with Denise Richards, which “stunned” Erika, who was “so confused as to what [was] happening.”

“[Denise] was there looking for a fight, so I gave it to her,” said Erika. “That’s not something I want to do. Here’s the thing, if you’re going to push, you need to be ready to get pushed back on, and so that’s all I did.”

In an interview with Us Weekly, Erika claimed she called Teddi Mellencamp – who seemed to lead the charge against Denise amid Brandi Glanville‘s allegation that she and Denise had sex – to better understand why Denise was still upset with her.

“I said, ‘Teddi, what is this about?’ Because Denise’s anger should not be directed toward me,” said Erika. “Denise’s anger should be directed at Brandi Glanville, Lisa Rinna, and Teddi Mellencamp, not Erika. I just happened to be the only one [there].”

The star claimed Denise was “saying all these things,” and Erika “apologized” at the time because she “couldn’t remember” what had happened in the past.

“Then [Denise] wanted to continue that on Taco Tuesday at Crystal [Kung Minkoff’s],” Erika added. “And that’s when you see me say, I had to be [like], ‘Look, I did not want any part of this,’ but she wanted that. So I gave it to her at the end.”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 premieres October 25 at 8/7c on Bravo.