Entertainment TV Erika Girardi Confronts Allegations That Her Divorce from Tom Girardi Is a 'Sham' on 'RHOBH' The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesdays on Bravo By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 8, 2021 01:10 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Thus far, Erika Girardi has not shied away from addressing her divorce from longtime husband Tom Girardi on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In a promo for next week's episode of the hit Bravo show, Erika, 49, addresses allegations that the pair's separation is fraudulent amid Tom's ongoing legal issues. "What's being said is just, I mean, it's insane," she says. "That lawsuit that says that my divorce is a sham so I could hide assets. People want to believe that." But it appears the drama even has Erika's friends beginning to question what is true. "Every day, it's something more," Garcelle Beauvais, 54, tells Kyle Richards, who replies, "With Erika." Erika and Tom Girardi Sued for Allegedly Using Divorce to Embezzle Money to Fund 'Lavish' Lifestyle Erika Girardi. Amy Sussman/Getty "Well, you almost go, like, 'Is it the same person we know?'" Garcelle wonders. At the end of the teaser, Erika cries as she tells Kyle, 52, that she "could have never predicted this f---ing s---" would have happened. "This is the end," she declares. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Erika's divorce has become a major storyline on season 11 of RHOBH. In the aftermath of her November 2020 divorce filing, viewers have seen Erika settling into a more modest home and adjust to life on her own. "I'm doing laundry myself. You should see me, I'm, like, washing dishes. There are no housekeepers, there's no gardeners and I really value my privacy, " she told costars Crystal, 38, and Kathy Hilton during this week's episode. "So in some respects, I kind of like it, and I can throw my s--- all over the place. It doesn't even matter, it's my place." Erika also told her castmates in an earlier episode that she left Tom because he pushed her "further and further out." Erika and Tom Girardi. Steve Eichner/AP Erika Girardi Spotted Boarding Private Jet amid Bankruptcy Case Disputes, Other Legal Drama "The conversations that I used to have were now reduced down to a sentence or two. I just kept walking around that house and knowing that this marriage was headed down a really s----- path," she said. "I had to make a choice to do what was right for me. I couldn't live that way anymore." Offscreen, Erika and Tom, 82, are facing various legal woes. As a bankruptcy trustee continues to investigate the Bravo star, her accountant, divorce attorney and landlord were ordered last month to hand over her financial records. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo.