Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne aka Erika Girardi has been really tight-lipped about her adult son Tommy who works as a Los Angeles police officer. We revealed “Tommy’s” full identity last year (Tommy Zizzo) thanks to an inside source who told us that Erika does not like to mention his full name because of the line of work he is in.
The 24-year-old moved from New Jersey to LA fairly recently. She told Bravo’s Daily Dish this about her mysterious son,
“I’m very proud of my son being in law enrforcement, but obviously it can get a little nerve racking,”….”It’s a dangerous profession. I’ve known my son was going to be in law enforcement from the time he could walk and talk. That’s all he’s ever wanted and that’s kind of your role as a parent is to honor who your children really are.”
Erika says she stays out of her son’s personal life. “I don’t have any requirements for my son, who he dates, because he’s an adult. He has good judgment and he has a great head on his shoulders,” she said. “So whoever he chooses to date, I’m sure they’re lovely. I’m not going to run his life. He has to run his own, but I think he’s doing a great job.”
She had Tommy when she was 21 with her first husband who goes by the same name. The marriage was very short lived and Erika raised Tommy by herself.
“Single moms have it tough. It’s hard. It’s exhaustive, but at the same time it’s very rewarding,” she said. “You know especially now that he’s older and he’s doing so well. I think that really makes the struggle worth it.”