Normally, I would be living for this RHOBH recap. The reunion has been gold so far. However, I am in the bad place and am going to struggle with this recap a bit. I am mentally checked out with the Banjo situation. I’m numb, I can’t think straight. I don’t know what the decision is that I should be making. But, I am going to try to just focus on the madness that is RHOBH for an hour or so. So, thanks for sticking with me. I do have some good news, PopCultureKelly is going to recap Winter House this season. So they will probably get posted on Thursdays. Also, speaking of Thursdays, Project Runway recaps will be posted on Fridays since I have to wait for publicity photos of the actual garments that hit the runway. Now, let’s do this!
Hopefully, I can keep this post to Rinna and Dorit’s reading level and length. 🙂 In other news, I have a mad girl crush on Garcelle. I wanted everything she wore on The Talk today. Except I don’t do heels anymore. She’s just stunningly beautiful. Did you know she has been on the cover of Vogue Italia? She’s smart, she’s kind, she is important. But I still think she missed the mark with her reunion look. Her looks on The Talk are miles better.
Are We Seriously Going To Pretend hat Tom and Erika Didn’t Have An Arrangement?
It’s a fairly open secret that the transactional marriage between Tom and Erika allowed for both of them to as she said, “Do their own thing.” I doubt he could get it up for sex that much. And Erika certainly is, has and was seeing other people. Erika seems to be saying she is already with someone else. Andy asks why she stuck up for Tom all of these years. Also, why didn’t she leave him sooner. She replies with, “Where was I going.” Andy says he knows how much she makes. Guess what, so do I. And the reports you read elsewhere are very lowballed. I’ll post that at another time. I have a couple of juicy tidbits on Bravo shows and waiting until I get some more for a full exclusive post. I don’t want to bury the information in a recap.
Erika Girardi claims that she hands all of her paychecks over to Tom. And he handles all the finances. Erika says that all of her finances were “kept down at the firm.” Is anyone really that stupid? Why would your Bravo checks go to your husbands law firm? She claims she could not leave because she had no access to the money. So um, what about that $20 million dollar “loan” that popped up in the EJ Global LLC account? Erika refuses to say when she actually sought legal counsel. But I’m going to guess from this timeline that was at the latest May of 2020 when she started getting personally served with lawsuits. Erika says the divorce is delayed due to Tom’s competency hearing. Erika claims she found out about a third mistress the day she left him.
Kyle Is Asked About Erika Rumors
Kyle says that she has heard many rumors and Erika would make certain comments about her marriage that let her know she wasn’t happy. Really? Erika told them all DAYS before she filed about how much she enjoyed spending the pandemic with Tom. Also, she claims that the reason she posted about Tom’s mistress (from YEARS AGO) was because she was pissed off. Erika says that the lacy panties auctioned off in the Girardi Keese sell off were not hers. She presumes they were someone else’s Valentines Day gift. Kyle and Dorit both defend the fact that Tom Girardi was so lucid when filming with the girls. They both support that Tom was simply repeating old stories and was already mentally declining.
Erika doesn’t seem to believe that Tom has not done what he is alleged to have done. Kyle says “Sutton didn’t even know she owned a baseball team. Seriously, Kyle? Owning a baseball team is not a crime. Stealing victims judgement money for FORTY FUCKING YEARS (allegedly) involves multiple deliberate criminal acts. Sutton’s ex is one of the biggest global finances people IN THE WORLD. If I were married to him I could care less what he invested in. He’s a financial mastermind. Tom was a CRIMINAL mastermind. There is no comparison. Erika cries. Not for the victims but for herself.
But Wait! There Are Other People On RHOBH!
Andy finally moves on to Crystal. I hated the way she treated Sutton in the beginning, but I ended the season being just “meh” about her. I don’t care if she stays or leaves. Andy moves on to Dorit and her diaherra of the mouth. Dorit thinks she is an easy target for the women. He moves on to ask Kyle if she thinks she talks over people. The fan question mention “Carlton” and I LOVE that Garcelle has no idea who Carlton is. Then, Andy asks Crystal about the argument between Kyle and Dorit on the plane. She was sitting in the middle of that whole debacle. So who was in the wrong? She doesn’t take sides but Garcelle says Dorit was definitely in the wrong.
On we go to Dorit’s bizarre comments about the racial makeup of her “help.” Dorit says she regrets the way she said what she said and then goes into her background of diverse friends. Really? We’ve never seen one. Is there a big mix of ethnic groups in Connecticut? Because it seems very white where I sit down her in Atlanta. Kathy Hilton says that she learned a lot from the things Garcelle said. Dorit denies having a nose job. However, there are completely unrecognizable photos of her from her younger years all over the Internet. She’s had a full face implant and some body reconstruction in my opinion.
Moving On To Rinna
After a quick ad for Rinna (and Eileen Davidson’s) work on the Peacock show about Days of Our lives, it is finally her turn. I have been watching DOOL since I was like ten years old because my mother watched that and Another World. I loved Rinna and Eileen on the show. But, I have no interest in whatever this Peacock mess is. I do wish they would both come back to the real show though. Rinna is happy that her daughter, Amelia is not dating Scott Disick anymore. She says that Amelia broke things off with him. Rinna wants Amelia to get with Harry Styles and apparently he is a huge fan of the show and BUYS CAMEOS from these women. WTF? Rinna and Amelia recently celebrated her mom’s 93 birthday. Lots of Harry Hamlin love. Rinna gives Andy homemade sauce.
Finally, we get some moments with Kathy and Kyle. We see a lot of emotional footage. They were kind of distant for ten years. They both watch it and get emotional. Then they hug it out. Kathy cries. She says she didn’t watch American Woman because it was too hard for her. They hug again. Kathy cries and says their mom is watching and so happy they are together. We never got to Sutton. Next week looks like more of the Erika Jayne show.