My admiration always goes to women whose talents are multifaceted and Erika Girardi who is professionally known as Erika Jayne is one of such women. She is a singer-songwriter, dancer, television personality, actress and also a writer. She has several of her singles hitting the no. 1 spot 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 it to New York Times Best Sellers list. Erika also participated in the TV reality show Dancing with the Stars along with her partner Gleb Savchenko.
Erika Jayne, the singer who doubles as an actress among other things was born on the 10th day of July 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia. Her mother Renee Chahoy who was also an actress and a pianist was a single mother having had Erica at the age of 18. Erika whose Zodiac sign is Cancer is of American nationality 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 Beautiful blonde’s educational background can be traced to North Atlanta High School where she was part of a magnet program for the performing arts. According to her, she wouldn’t trade the experience for anything in the world because that is where you learn to love the stage and sharpen your early performing skills. Growing up, Erika Jayne was involved in modeling and local commercials as a child.
The renowned actress/singer’s career started in the early part of the 1990s with minor roles in movies and TV productions like Lowball, High Incident, and Alchemy. Her first appearance in music was in 2007 with the track Rollercoaster which was her first single and it eventually made it to number one on the U.S Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. Her first album Pretty Mess which featured several singles including Give You Everything and Stars was released two years later. In November 2011, the renowned singer launched her number one single Party People (Ignite the World). Similarly, All Thing Aside, which was used to launch the soundtrack to comedy movie The Watch that featured Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller was also recorded.
She featured the rapper Flo Rida in her 2013 single Get It Tonight and in 2015, she became part of the cast of the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She entered the reality show Dancing with the Stars along with her partner Gleb Savchenko in 2017 but they were eliminated in the fourth week. In addition to the aforementioned, she has also appeared in many magazine editorials and cover pages like LGBT Weekly, Billboard and Celebrity Page. Erika Jayne is also a supporter of the LGBT community.
Erika’s net worth is pegged at $5 million which she has accumulated over the years through her career in the entertainment industry. she has six singles that became number one hits on the Billboard Dance Chart. On Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, she makes $500,000 per season, her book Pretty Mess made it to New York Times Best Sellers list, the celebrated singer appeared on Dancing with the Stars which earned her another fat paycheck.
The blonde beauty spends money the way she earns. According to her, it is expensive to be Erika Jayne. Every month, she spends not less than $40,000 on clothes and accessories alone and also gets Botox and fillers regularly and the treatment can cost above $1000 for a visit. Her image comes with a personal trainer with whom she works out four times a week and also a personal assistant. Her hair and make up must be done by a professional when she is working.
Husband and Son
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has dabbled into matrimony twice in her lifetime, her first foray into marital 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 called Tommy Zizzo who is obviously named after his father. Unfortunately, the couple got divorced when Tommy was three years old. Erika’s first husband owns a male stripper club dubbed Hunk Mansion which is also involved in organizing male strip packages for couples and women. Around 2010, Thomas made some expansion in his business and lists himself as consultant/investor and marketing specialist in a fur business known as Juliana Furs.
After her divorce from Thomas Zizzo, Erika Jayne traveled to Los Angeles to pursue her career. She met her second husband Thomas Girardi in a place where she worked as a waitress. Girardi is one of the founding partners of Girardi & Keese Law firm in Los Angeles and is 27 years older than Erika but according to the actress, she did not care what people thought about the relationship. The couple dated for a year and later got married in 1999. Through her marriage to Tom Girardi, Erica found the means to build herself and she cashed in on Girardi’s wealth to build her career to what it is today. And so, Erika Chahoy metamorphosed from a disillusioned mother to a celebrated actress who is well loved by many today.
Erica Jayne gave birth to her son Tommy Zizzo in 1994 when she was 18 years. Tommy works in law enforcement agency as a policeman. According to Erica, law enforcement is a dangerous profession and can be nerve-racking, but she is still proud of her son. She said that she had always known that he would end up in law enforcement even before he could walk and talk, and she has never tried to convince him otherwise, besides, she has tried her best to stay out of her son’s personal life because she believes that he is an adult. Tommy does whatever he wants to do and dates whoever he wants to date, 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 weight of 62 kg to go with it. She is a natural blonde with blue eyes and her body measurements are 37-26-38 inches, bra size is 34D while dress size is 8 US
Erika is a singer-songwriter, dancer, television personality, actress and also a writer
Erika and her current husband are philanthropists, they are known to contribute 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.