Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne is filing for divorce from husband Tom Girardi after 21 years of marriage.
“After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi,” the dance-pop singer told E! News, “This is not a step taken lightly or easily. I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together.”
“It is my absolute wish to proceed through this process with respect and with the privacy that both Tom and I deserved,” she continued. “I request others give us that privacy as well.”
Jayne, 41, met Girardi, 81, when she was a cocktail waitress at Chasen’s in West Hollywood. Six months later, the two were engaged and tied the knot in 1999. She was previously married to Thomas Zizzo, and the two share 26-year-old son Tommy.
The singer has nine No. 1 hits on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.