Erika Girardi is the latest amazing lady to join the cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on season 6 of the show. She is a singer/dancer known by her stage name Erika Jayne and actually has quite an impressive cult following — especially within the LGBT community.
The 44-year-old pop singer was born Erika Chahoy on July 10, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia to an 18-year-old mother.
UPDATE 2/29/2016: Thanks to an insider we know her mother is 62-year-old actress Renee Chahoy.
Erika attended North Atlanta High School for the Performing Arts.
When she was 18, she moved to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a singer and performer. She was married and had a son just before turning 21. After divorcing her 1st husband, she left New York and moved to Los Angeles at age 25.
Erika worked as a cocktail waitress for years until she married famed attorney Thomas Girardi, 75. Tom became famous when he worked with Erin Brockovich to sue Pacific Gas & Electric on behalf of 650 residents of the desert community of Hinkley, California and won $333 million.
He is a founding partner of Girardi & Keese in downtown Los Angeles.
The two live on a five acre, 1920′s estate in a historic mansion in Pasadena, California.
As for Erika’s music career, she first appeared on the club music scene in 2007 with the electro-hued track “Rollercoaster”. The next year she followed it up with the single “Stars” — Both songs went to number 1 on the U.S. dance tracks chart.
Her music has been featured in The Watch starring Ben Stiller and Jonah Hill and The Neighbor, Deal–as well as on the reality show: Toddlers and Tiaras
Film and television
In the 90′s Erika appeared in some small roles in film and television, including High Incident, Lowball and Alchemy.
The pop star admits to having a bit of plastic surgery including a nose job and breast implants.
Erika’s 23-year-old son is a police officer.
She joins newbie Kathryn Edwards on Season 6 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills drama which premieres December 1st, 2015.
Erika Girardi’s mysterious baby daddy revealed!
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