Erika Jayne shows off messy blonde tresses on her way to the hair salon… after ditching $40k-a-month glam squad amid embezzlement scandal and bankruptcy woes
She famously admitted to spending a staggering $40,000 a month to keep up her appearance with a fully paid ‘glam squad.’
But these days, Erika Jayne appears to be pinching the pennies as she goes for a more natural look, amid her estranged husband’s embezzlement scandal and bankruptcy woes.
The 50-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was seen on Sunday dressed in sweats with her long blonde hair looking messy as she was said to be on her way to a hair appointment.
Erika showed off her impressive physique in gym wear as she walked towards her vehicle near her home in LA.
Off-duty: Erika Jayne ditches her glam look with messy blonde hair and sweats amid embezzlement scandal, and was said to be on her way to the hairdressers
Her ex – Thomas Girardi, 82, – is now living in a senior living facility, which was first revealed by DailyMail.com.
The former attorney and co-founder of Girardi & Keese, a downtown Los Angeles law firm, is currently facing claims of allegedly embezzling settlement funds that were meant to help the families of plane crash victims.
They have both moved out of their $13million Pasadena mansion following the scandal.
Cut backs: Jayne appears to be pinching the pennies as she goes for a more natural look, amid her estranged husband’s embezzlement scandal and bankruptcy woes
Toned: The RHOBH star showed off her impressive physique in gym wear
Meanwhile, Erika’s attorney Evan Borges recently lashed out at former Real Housewives Of New York City star Bethenny Frankel.
Bethenny claimed this week on her Just B With Bethenny Frankel podcast that she met Erika’s estrange husband Tom Girardi, 82, at a conference for lawyers years ago where they talked about his then-wife’s extravagant spending.
After the meeting, the entrepreneur’s late ex Dennis Shields claimed Girardi owed him half a million dollars, and he claimed Girardi was in debt to others as well.
Tense time: Erika has found herself grilled by her RHOBH co-stars over the scandal
Powering through: Erika was seen with her head held high as she walked out to the salon
Shields allegedly said Girardi was ‘using people’s money to support her lifestyle. He’s using the company’s money to support her lifestyle.’
But Erika’s lawyer Borges denied Bethenny’s claims.
‘Erika has no knowledge of the alleged loans or the conversations referred to by Ms. Frankel, which even per Ms. Frankel, didn’t involve Erika,’ he told Page Six.
However, a source claimed to the publication that the RHONY star was painting Girardi as a manipulator, rather than suggesting Erika lived too extravagantly.
In hot water: Girardi is currently under investigation amid accusations he ‘misappropriated at least $2 million’ meant for the families of those killed in the Lion Air Flight 610 crash in Indonesia (He and Erika Jayne pictured in 2016 above)
Earlier this week, Erika was spotted in another casual ensemble while visiting a TJMaxx in Pasadena.
The photos led to a barrage of critical tweets from social media users lambasting her for shopping at a discount store.
‘Shopping at TJMAXX…. with your assistant?…. Optics EJ….you are smarter than this…. This NOT winning!’ wrote one fan in a tweet that Erika shared.
She defended herself and claimed she had ‘shopped there for years’ before her recent financial difficulties and added that she made stop that day at Petco and Target.
Glam: How Erika recently appeared on the RHOBH reunion
‘Stop over analyzing my life,’ she concluded.
Erika’s recent public looks couldn’t be further from her glamorous dress from last week’s Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills reunion.
In photos shared by Bravo on Friday, she put on a busty display in a lustrous pale pink dress that was ruched around her midriff.