PHOTOS: Erika Jayne Sparks Dating Rumors With Trainer Keith Hodges, Plus RHOBH Star Admits She Faced Suicidal Thoughts Amid Ex Tom Girardi’s Fraud Scandal

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PHOTOS: Erika Jayne Sparks Dating Rumors With Trainer Keith Hodges, Plus RHOBH Star Admits She Faced Suicidal Thoughts Amid Ex Tom Girardi's Fraud Scandal

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Is Erika Jayne dating Keith Hodges?

After the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 52, who was seen admitting to suffering through suicidal thoughts in the wake of her now-estranged husband Thomas Girardi‘s fraud scandal on the premiere episode of Bet It All on Blonde, said she was seeing someone younger, the trainer was spotted at her home on three different occasions.

In photos shared by the Daily Mail on March 5, Keith, owner of Mind in Muscle Coaching, was seen at Erika’s Los Angeles rental between March 2 and March 4 wearing an assortment of athletic gear. On one occasion, he wore a black shirt and joggers. During another, he was in a sweater and white shorts.

On one particular visit, Keith was seen carrying cases of water and a Target bag into Erika’s residence. On another, he had a take-out box.

Meanwhile, Erika was also photographed at her residence around this time, wearing a dark purple turtleneck and gray coat with black boots on one occasion and a gray sweater and matching pants on another.

As RHOBH fans may recall, Erika discussed a new man in her life while appearing on Teddi Mellencamp‘s podcast, Two Ts in a Pod, in August.

After Teddi wondered if Erika is “always attracted to an elder male,” Erika corrected, “No, I’m actually seeing someone younger now.”

Although Erika would not reveal her partner’s name, she confirmed he had “black hair and brown skin” — and would never appear on RHOBH.

“Absolutely not. No. Come on, guys, I deserve a moment of peace,” she declared.

Meanwhile, on her spinoff, Erika opened up about the hardships she faced as she was met with several lawsuits as a result of Thomas, 84, embezzling millions from former clients of his law firm.

“There was nothing hopeful on the horizon for years. That’s when you’re like, ‘Well why am here?’” Erika said during the March 6 episode of Bet It All on Blonde, via Us Weekly. “I thought about killing myself many a times.”

“There’s a whole lotta judgment and accusations repeatedly over and over again,” Erika added. “I had to defend myself every day.”

Erika also spoke with her son, Tommy Zizzo, about her suicidal thoughts, although he did not appear on camera.

“I would talk to my son, I was like, ‘You know, I don’t wanna do this. I don’t wanna be here,’” she shared. “He’s like, ‘That’s great, but here’s what you’re gonna do. You’re gonna dig your heels in and you’re gonna fight like a motherf—ker, and you’re going to show everyone that they were wrong, and you were right and then we can have this conversation after that. But until then you’re going to fight.’”

“Between divorce, competency, hearings and indictments and losing everything in the last three years have sucked,” she continued.

Erika then said she continued to be “punished” for Thomas’ wrongdoings.

“I don’t really even have my own freedom because I’m still wearing the last name,” she explained. “So I’ve worked really hard to have my life and rebuild and that’s what the residency means to me, but am I ever gonna get away from this?”

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13 reunion continues with part three on Wednesday, March 13, at 8/7c on Bravo, followed by Erika’s spinoff, Erika Jayne: Bet It All on Blonde.