Erika Jayne was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating high school, she moved to New York City and had small roles on television shows like Law & Order.
Jayne went on to marry Thomas Zizzo in 1991 and the duo later welcomed son Thomas Zizzo Jr. in 1994.
After their divorce, Jayne moved to Los Angeles to pursue a singing career. She released her first single in 2007 and continued to make music. Her debut album, “Pretty Mess,” came out in 2009.
Jayne joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills during its sixth season in 2016. She continued to be a main cast member on the Bravo reality show.
The media personality married Thomas Girardi in 2000. She filed for divorce after more than 20 years of marriage in November 2020. One month later, the estranged spouses were accused of stealing settlement funds intended for the families of victims killed in a 2018 plane crash.
Jayne was later the subject of the ABC News documentary The Housewife and the Hustler, which shared the stories of Girardi’s alleged victims. Following the release of the documentary in June 2021, Jayne’s former bankruptcy lawyer filed a motion to be taken off her case.
Us Weekly confirmed that the attorneys filed to dismiss their petition days later.