With the season 11 reunion looming, many fans believe Erika will try to take the easy way out by avoiding questions regarding the fraud allegations she and her estranged husband Thomas Girardi are currently facing. But, according to a source close to the reality star, she’s planning to spill as much as she can despite it being her “toughest reunion yet.”
Erika knows she’ll need to address everything at the reunion and she expects [host] Andy [Cohen] to go hard on her, but she’ll be ready,” the insider told Hollywood Life on July 27. “She’s not afraid and will answer anything she can talk about. This is hard for her but she’s strong and knows she’ll get through it.”
The source went on to add that Erika’s co-stars will likely have her back at the sit down as they “support her and most of the ladies have been there for her.”
As for whether the “XXpen$ive” singer is willing to return for season 12, the insider said she’s definitely ready to sign on the dotted lines if Bravo asks her back.
“If the show were to ask her back, she’d go back,” the source said, before noting how forthcoming she has been already. “There’s a lot of stress. It’s not easy. She’s getting it from every single end of the spectrum. She’s not hiding anything from the show. She’s talking about it.”
Meanwhile, Erika was seen wearing a $595 Versace robe while picking up a pizza outside of her $9,500 a month rental home earlier this week. Apparently, she was spotted by The Sun while grabbing the food she had delivered from Lucifer’s Pizza based out of Los Angeles.
— The US Sun (@TheSunUS) July 26, 2021
As fans well know, she received a great deal of backlash earlier this month after she was spotted boarding a private jet while wearing a $189,000 Cartier ring despite Thomas allegedly owing $26 million to “dozens to hundreds of clients.”
For Erika’s part, she has been accused of hiding the stolen money, along with accepting a jaw-dropping $20 million that the disbarred attorney allegedly transferred to her businesses.
Though Erika claims to be “cooperating” in the many cases against Thomas, she has seemingly yet to return any assets as she maintains they were “gifts” from her estranged husband.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 airs Wednesday nights on Bravo at 8/7c.