My admiration is always for women whose talents are diverse, and Erika Girardi, known professionally as Erika Jayne, is such a woman. She is a singer and songwriter, dancer, television personality, actress and also a writer. She has several of her singles who have taken the no. 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart. Her role in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills made her a star in the acting world, and her book Pretty Mess made the New York Times bestseller list. Together with her partner Gleb Savchenko, Erika also participated in the TV reality show Dancing with the Stars.
Erika Jayne, the singer, who also performs as an actress, was born on July 10, 1971, in Atlanta, Georgia. Her mother Renee Chahoy, who was also an actress and pianist, was a single mother and had Erica at the age of 18. Erika, whose star sign is cancer, is an American national and North American ethnicity. She was not always Erika Girardi, she was born as Erika Chahoy, but changed her last name to Girardi when she married her second husband Tom Girardi.
The educational background of the beautiful blonde can be traced back to North Atlanta High School, where she participated in a magnetic program for the performing arts. According to her, she wouldn’t exchange this experience for anything in the world, because there you learn to love the stage and sharpen your early performing skills. Growing up, Erika Jayne has been involved in modeling and local commercials since she was a child.
The career of the renowned actress/singer began in the early 1990s with smaller roles in films and television productions such as Lowball, High Incident, and Alchemy. She made her first musical appearance in 2007 with Rollercoaster, which was her first single and eventually made it to number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Charts. Her first album Pretty Mess, with several singles including Give You Everything and Stars, was released two years later. In November 2011, the renowned singer released her single Party People (Ignite the World) as number one. All Thing Aside was recorded in a similar way, launching the soundtrack to the comedy film The Watch starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller.
In her single Get It Tonight, released in 2013, she played rapper Flo Rida, and in 2015 she was part of the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In 2017 she joined the reality show Dancing with the Stars together with her partner Gleb Savchenko, but they dropped out in the fourth week. In addition to the above, she also appeared in many editorials and covers of magazines such as LGBT Weekly, Billboard, and Celebrity Page. Erika Jayne is also a supporter of the LGBT community.
Erika’s net assets amount to $5 million, which she has accumulated over her career in the entertainment industry. She has six singles that became number one in the Billboard Dance Chart. At Real Housewives of Beverly Hills she earns $500,000 a season, her book Pretty Mess made the New York Times bestseller list, the acclaimed singer appeared on Dancing with the Stars, which earned her another fat salary.
The blonde beauty spends her money the way she earns it. In her opinion, being Erika Jayne is expensive. Every month she spends no less than $40,000 on clothes and accessories alone, she also regularly gets Botox and fillers, and the treatment can cost over $1,000 when she visits. Her image includes a personal trainer, with whom she trains four times a week, and a personal assistant. Her hair and make-up must be done by a professional when she works.
Husband and Son
The star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has interfered in marriage twice in her life, her first foray into married life was at the age of 18 when she met and married her boyfriend Thomas Zizzo in 1991 during her time in NYC, and together they have a son named Tommy Zizzo, who is apparently named after his father. Unfortunately, the couple divorced when Tommy was three years old. Erika’s first husband owns a male strip club called Hunk Mansion, which is also involved in organizing strip packages for couples and women. Around 2010, Thomas expanded his business a little bit and is now a consultant/investor and marketing specialist in a fur store called Juliana Furs.
After her divorce from Thomas Zizzo, Erika Jayne traveled to Los Angeles to continue her career. She met her second husband Thomas Girardi at a place where she worked as a waitress. Girardi is one of the founding partners of the law firm Girardi & Keese in Los Angeles and is 27 years older than Erika, but according to the actress, she didn’t care what people thought about the relationship. The couple were together for a year and got married in 1999. By marrying Tom Girardi, Erica found the means to build herself and she took from Girardi’s wealth to build her career to what she is today. And so Erika Chahoy transformed herself from a disillusioned mother to a celebrated actress who is loved by many today.
Erica Jayne gave birth to her son Tommy Zizzo in 1994 at the age of 18. Tommy works as a police officer in the law enforcement agency. According to Erica Jayne, law enforcement is a dangerous profession and can be nerve-wracking, but she is still proud of her son. She said she always knew he would end up in law enforcement before he could walk and talk and she never tried to convince him otherwise, and she tried her best to stay out of her son’s personal life because she believes he is an adult. Tommy does whatever he wants and dates whoever he wants, and his mother believes in his ability to make the right decision.
Height and Other facts about Erika Jayne
- Body Measurements
She has a height of 5 feet 5 inches and a corresponding weight of 62 kg. She is a natural blonde with blue eyes and has body measurements of 37-26-38 inches, bra size 34D and dress size 8 US
Erika is a singer and songwriter, dancer, television star, actress and also a writer
Erika and her current husband are philanthropists. They are known for contributing to their community through frequent charitable donations.
- Social Media Profile
She has active accounts on Facebook and Instagram. She has more than 1.4 million followers on Twitter and over 279k followers on Facebook.