Who is Tom Girardi?
Tom Girardi is an American former attorney known for being the ex-husband of American singer, television personality, and actress Erika Girardi. They were married for twenty years until 2021 when they finalized their divorce. Erika appears in the reality series Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alongside Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, and Sutton Stracke.
Tom Girardi Age
Girardi is 82 years old. He was born on 3rd June 1939 in the United States.
Tom Girardi Background
Girardi was born and raised in the United States in a humble background. He lived a simple life with his parents and had to work hard to where he is. Information about his background and childhood including his parents and siblings is not available at the moment.
Tom Girardi Wife
Girardi has been married three times. He was first married to Karen Weitzel in 1964. They divorced in 1983 and he went on to marry Katy Risner in September 1993. Tom and Kathy later separated in the 1990s.
In January 2000, he married his third wife actress Erika JayneErika announced their separation in November 2020 and she filed for a divorce in 2021. Erika was previously married to Tommy Zizzo.
Tom Girardi Erika Jayne
A Timeline of Erika and Tom Girardi’s relationship.
Tom and Erika met in 1999 while she was working as a waitress at Chasen’s restaurant in Los Angeles. In her 2018 Memoir Pretty Mess she wrote;
“After a year of working in the restaurant, one night I decided to slip Tom my telephone number,”
He reached out through his secretary but Erika turned him off and told his secretary to tell him if he wants to take her out he should call her himself instead of going through the secretary. The date eventually happened and six months later, the couple got married in the same restaurant they met.
In their early marriage days, she was heavily criticized for marrying someone 33 years her senior. At that time she was 27 years old while Tom was 60 years old. She said; “Everyone thought I was marrying him to have a baby and lock down the money, as ugly as that sounds”
As Tom was a successful lawyer, Erika was beginning her career as a singer and reality television star. She was named the newest addition of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast in 2015. Tom made a few appearances on the show together with his wife highlighting their happy marriage. She gave an insight into why her marriage has lasted longer in an interview that was showcased on the show saying;
“You have to be friends, You have to be friends and you have to have a common ground, You have to like the same things, You have to see the world the same way. You have to have the same interests. And when you are genuinely rooting for the other guy — you know Tom is very supportive of me and I am very supportive of him — and I think that’s what makes it work.”
So it came as a shock on November 3rd, 2020 when she filed for a divorce from her husband. Her castmates together with her fans were all shocked since they seemed happy in the previous months. In her statement, she said that;
“After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi. This is not a step taken lightly or easily. I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together. It is my absolute wish to proceed through this process with respect and with the privacy that both Tom and I deserved, I request others give us that privacy as well.”
It was later revealed that Tom had been cheating on her with multiple women during their marriage. She stayed so as to save her marriage but she had had enough. In December 2020, Erika posted screenshots of text messages which confirmed her husband was cheating on her. In the caption, she wrote;
“This is Justice Tricia A. Bigelow. She was f–king my husband Tom Girardi and he was paying her Saks bill and paying for her plastic surgery,”
Tom Girardi Children, Daughter
Girardi and Erika did not have children together. However, Tom had several children from his previous marriages while Erika has a son called Thomas Zizzo, Jr. from his first marriage.
In an episode on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika revealed that she loves spending time with Tom’s daughter who is a chef.
Tom Girardi House
Girardi and his family lived in Pasadena, California in their $13 million mansion. The house consisted of nine bathrooms, four bedrooms, a library, a chapel, and a guest suite with its own private entrance. The mansion also includes a pool, pavilion, multiple patios, and rose garden.
Tom Girardi Net Worth
Girardi has an estimated net worth of $264 million as of 2021. Despite his net worth, he has over $10 million in debt and filed for bankruptcy in December 2020.
Girardi Short Bio
- Full name: Tom Girardi
- Age: 82 years old
- Date of Birth: 3rd June 1939
- Parents: To be updated
- Ex-Wife: Erika Jayne
- Children: several including step-son Thomas
- Education: Loyola High School, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School, New York University
- Occupation: Attorney
- Net Worth: $264 million