- Real Housewives of Beverly Hills -Will Erika Girardi Return To 'RHOBH' Next Season'? Andy Cohen Just Weighed In
Erika Jayne Girardi just lost her legal representation amidst a bombshell documentary and accusations that she knew about her husband Tom Girardi's alleged embezzlement and fraud, but one thing she doesn't have to worry about: her employment. Despite all the negative press and growing questions about Erika's alleged knowledge in her husband's legal troubles, Erika Jayne is staying on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills — for now.
While the rest of us were freaking out over The Housewife And The Hustler and what it could mean for Erika's Bravo future, Andy Cohen wasn't batting an eye. "I don't think that documentary will affect her future on the show," he told a caller during his Andy Cohen Live radio show on Wednesday. When the caller admitted that the documentary made her rethink watching RHOBH altogether, Cohen cautioned that he would take any claims in the doc with a grain of salt.
"I will say, the idea that Danielle Staub and Dana Wilkey are the experts in this documentary about Erika is questionable at best," he noted. Staub is a controversial alum of RHONJ who had her own troubles with the law, while Wilkey appeared as a "friend of" in early seasons of RHOBH, before Erika joined. (Wilkey actually responded to Cohen's dig on Instagram. "Don't take out your anger on me because @abcnetwork beat you to the punch... It's petty," she captioned her post. In the video, she suggests that he listen to her podcast because she's "probably more credible than you at this point.")
Cohen concluded, saying they'd just have to wait and see how everything plays out. But, honestly, did anybody really think Erika would be fired for this? Erika has yet to be accused of any criminal activity, and it feels like, if anything, she's a rantings draw, not a deterrent. Besides, Teresa Giudice did actual jail time, and she was welcomed back on Real Housewives of New Jersey. And Jen Shah is currently facing very serious fraud charges, but the RHOSLC cameras are still rolling.
I'm guessing that, as long as Erika's courtroom drama continues to play out in front of the cameras, Cohen will be more than pleased with his decision not to let Erika go just yet. And, let's be real, so will the fans.