Meghan McCain is a huge housewives fan so she was thrilled to have Erika Jayne live on the show today. She walked out in a bright red suit jacket servings as a mini dress so the audience is probably going to get an eyeful when she sits down. She also has on leopard print Louboutin boots. There was an awkward moment right off the bat when she went to hug Meghan first and the no one else was standing up. Sarah tries to explain what was happening but the audience was clapping and I could hear the explanation. Erika Jayne and Meghan are friends since appearing together on WWHL.
Straight away, Meghan wants to know if her IG post that said, “Erika Jayne has left the building.” means that she is leaving RHOBH. She said she was channeling Elvis and everybody had a meltdown. She is NOT leaving the show. I am passed the point of caring either way about that.
When she asks about her 40K a month expenses to be Erika Jayne the way she explained it sounded like it was “work expenses” that she can write off of her taxes. So pretty smart really.
Erika explains that when she hit 35 she did some reevaluating and decided she wanted to get back to doing performing arts. She was starting to feel unfulfilled in life and wanted to do what she loved again. She didn’t want to have regrets in life.
She talks about Tom like things are going fine. I hope that is true. She says they have been married for 18 years and together for 20. So clearly some things have been going right with them. She says that Tom encouraged her to go be Erika Jayne and has been fully supportive of her.
Alyssa Milano is a co-host. I should point out to all the Project Runway people that she is dressed beautifully for the show. Clearly the issue on PR is she has a dreadful stylist who hates her. I hope she gets a new one if she makes the move to Bravo with the show. Alyssa has read the book and asks about her relationship with her mother. Erika says her mom, when she was growing up, tended to treat her the way the world was treating her as a single mother raising a child alone. She wanted Erika to be tough and able to stand on her own two feet in the world. She loves her mom and they have a great relationship now and she speaks to her everyday.
Meghan says she has a lot in common with Erika. People see both of them as a bit icy and cold and they have both been in a feud with Teddi Mellencamp. Meghan calls it unintentional but what happened was Meghan MCCAIN said that Andy needed to fire Teddi because she is boring and he should stop hiring people just because they have a famous last name. Thems fighting words, Meghan. Meghan says she still thinks Teddi is boring and she is not taking it back. She asks Erika if she thinks she was a good addition to the show. Erika says, “My friend Yolanda Hadid who brought me on the show said it best. Each women on the show fills a specific slot. Everyone bonds with their favorite girl. Someone may like you, someone may like her, so there’s enough for everyone. If everyone was the same the show would be boring.” Sonny says it’s like The View and Erika agrees. Meghan says “no bitch on this show is boring though.” Did Teddi pee in Meghan’s Cheerios or something? She really has a hate-on for Teddi.
Meghan says that she got married very quickly and didn’t get to have her bachelorette party. She says Erika was so sweet to offer to perform at her party and she wants to have one now even though she is already married. She asks Erika if she will still do it and Erika agrees. All the girls at the table (except Joy) beg to be invited. Erika says she can’t do it right now because she is on a plane to Vegas right after the show and if Meghan was not busy she would take her with her. She says they can plan it all out and she would love to do it. Meghan says that Erika Jayne has really inspired her in a very difficult time in her life and she loves her so much. It was rather touching. Erika Jayne has a soul, y’all! Erika bought, errr I mean BROUGHT enough books for everyone in the audience. I imagine she has A LOT of copies of her book.
That was a good interview. Erika is fast on her feet and interviews very well.