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Erika Jayne keeps it casual in sweats as she returns home from the gym

Erika Jayne was spotted returning home from the gym in Los Angles on Thursday amid her ongoing legal controversy. 

The 50-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star held her head up high as she stepped away from her car.

On Wednesday’s RHOBH reunion show, the embattled reality star staunchly defended herself amid calls for her to be fired over her estranged husband Tom Girardi’s embezzlement scandal. 

Post-workout: Erika Jayne was spotted returning home from the gym in Los Angles on Thursday

The Atlanta native covered up in a black NASA pullover hoodie with matching baggy sweatpants.        

The Pretty Mess author sported black and white Adidas sneakers and shielded her eyes from the sun with large black cat-eye sunglasses. 

Defiant: The 50-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star held her head up high as she stepped away from her car

Defiant: The 50-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star held her head up high as she stepped away from her car

Dressed down: The Atlanta native covered up in a black NASA pullover hoodie with matching baggy sweatpants

Dressed down: The Atlanta native covered up in a black NASA pullover hoodie with matching baggy sweatpants

Jayne pulled her long platinum blonde hair  up into a high ponytail and accessorized with diamond stud earrings.

Erika went makeup-free and carried a bright yellow wallet as well as a purple and black water bottle and a small blue box.

The mom of one’s house keys dangled from her hand as she walked down her driveway to the sidewalk.

Incognito: The Pretty Mess author sported black and white Adidas sneakers and shielded her eyes from the sun with large black cat-eye sunglasses

Incognito: The Pretty Mess author sported black and white Adidas sneakers and shielded her eyes from the sun with large black cat-eye sunglasses

Legal woes: Her ex, Girardi, 82, is facing claims of embezzling millions of funds that were meant for the families of plane crash victims, while Jayne has been embroiled in the suit after it was revealed she allegedly pocketed $25million in expenses from her senior husband

Legal woes: Her ex, Girardi, 82, is facing claims of embezzling millions of funds that were meant for the families of plane crash victims, while Jayne has been embroiled in the suit after it was revealed she allegedly pocketed $25million in expenses from her senior husband

Her ex, Girardi, 82, is facing claims of embezzling millions of funds that were meant for the families of plane crash victims, while Jayne has been embroiled in the suit after it was revealed she allegedly pocketed $25million in expenses from her senior husband. 

However, Jayne appeared defiant on the reunion show as she clapped back at calls for her to be axed from the show as a result.

‘Why should I be fired?’ Jayne snapped. ‘Why are you presuming that I’ve done something? Why aren’t we letting the legal process play out?’ 

She added: ‘You’ve heard one side… and a lot of bulls*** on that side. Give me a chance to defend myself. Watch me. I’m ready for the challenge. Watch me do it.’

Take that! Erika snapped back at calls for her to be fired as she battled it out on last Wednesday's RHOBH reunion show

Take that! Erika snapped back at calls for her to be fired as she battled it out on last Wednesday’s RHOBH reunion show 

Both Jayne and Girardi were named as defendants in a federal lawsuit filed in December alleging they stole funds meant for the families, including widows and orphans, of the victims of the 2018 Lion Air plane crash. 

Tom had his California license to practice law revoked in March 2021 after the Los Angeles Times reported that he had been sued more than 100 times. 

He also had been the subject of numerous bar complaints alleging financial malfeasance involving millions of dollars owed to clients, including female cancer victims and a burn victim.

Andy asked Erika if her lawyers ever advised her to quit the show and she said they did.

‘And then I said, ”No, because I have nothing to hide.” And they said, ”Well, you know that this s*** can get flipped around on you.” Everything can be parsed, twisted, turned and yes, possibly turned against you. Whether it is true or not, it almost doesn’t even matter at this point,’ Erika said.

Andy asked Erika if she ever thought about quitting the show and she admitted that she considered it.

Scandal: Erika has been embroiled in an embezzlement scandal involving her 82-year-old estranged husband Tom Girardi (pictured on the show) and disgraced lawyer Tom.

Scandal: Erika has been embroiled in an embezzlement scandal involving her 82-year-old estranged husband Tom Girardi (pictured on the show) and disgraced lawyer Tom.

‘But I’m not a quitter and I wanted to honor my commitment. I wasn’t going to run away from what’s coming at me,’ Erika said.

Andy pointed out that without her estranged husband’s income the show was now her main job and asked her how much that factored into her decision. She said that didn’t factor into her decision then but that it was more a consideration now.

The one-hour episode was the first of four reunion shows for a turbulent season 11 that was dominated by Erika’s divorce and subsequent legal troubles.

Andy at the start of the reunion asked Erika if she was ready to finally address her situation and Erika said she was happy to share what she could.

Legal process: 'Why should I be fired?,' Erika sharply said. 'Why are you presuming that I've done something? Why aren't we letting the legal process play out?'

Legal process: ‘Why should I be fired?,’ Erika sharply said. ‘Why are you presuming that I’ve done something? Why aren’t we letting the legal process play out?’

No quitting: Andy asked Erika if she ever thought about quitting the show and she admitted that she considered it

No quitting: Andy asked Erika if she ever thought about quitting the show and she admitted that she considered it

Together again: The one-hour episode was the first of four reunion shows for a turbulent season 11 that was dominated by Erika's divorce and subsequent legal troubles

Together again: The one-hour episode was the first of four reunion shows for a turbulent season 11 that was dominated by Erika’s divorce and subsequent legal troubles

‘This is the toughest part of my life,’ Erika said.

‘I could imagine,’ Andy replied.

Two weeks before the reunion, Lisa Rinna, 57, visited Erika at her house and asked her if she was going to show up at the reunion. She told her people had said that she wasn’t.

So true: 'There are going to be some winners and some losers,' said Erika

So true: ‘There are going to be some winners and some losers,’ said Erika

‘I’m going,’ Erika told her. ‘I’m not a f***ing quitter.’

Erika told her that she had a dream that they were at the reunion and that there were going to be some shots fired and shots taken.

‘There are going to be some winners and some losers,’ said Erika.

‘Well, that’s life baby,’ Lisa responded.

On the day of the reunion, the housewives arrived and went to their respective trailers to get ready.

When Kyle Richards, 52, was in hair and make up, Andy stopped by and said that in 11 years of doing these shows that this one felt as if the stakes were higher.


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