"You cannot wallow. … Life goes on. I did read this morning that the bankruptcy trustees want to take the house and possibly evict Tom [Girardi], so we’ll see," the 50-year-old (real name: Erika Girardi) told her pal. "I’m out here rebuilding my life, but girl, I have zero dollars. And by the time those trustees are done with him, there will be nothing. So I walk out of this with nothing."
Jayne said she told her legal team that she expects "nothing" once her divorce is finalized. "And one of my lawyers looked at me and said, 'That is the most courageous thing I’ve ever heard.' Every day brings a brand new disaster. It’s just full of f*****g bulls**t," she told Richards.
Richards did not say much as the singer vented, but shared her feelings on the drama in a confessional. "Nobody wants to see themselves with nothing, but obviously, the victims here are the ones that need to be paid the money," the 52-year-old said. "It’s plain and simple."
During the episode, Jayne told her fellow Housewives that she has to walk a fine line when it comes to how she behaves because a lot of people are watching her. "If I look like I’m having a little too much fun, I’m not remorseful," she said. "If I look like I’m looking a little too good, I have no shame."
"I’m damned if I do and I’m damned if I don’t," the Pretty Mess author added. "I want to have fun, I want to laugh, but if I have laugh too much, I get criticized for that. And then if I hang my head in shame, I’m clearly guilty of something. I cannot win."
Lisa Rinna shared her thoughts about how her costar is handling the drama in a confessional. "Everybody just wants her to say, 'God, I feel terrible. Oh, my God, the poor victims,'" she explained. "But I think that Erika’s lawyers have said to her, 'You can’t talk about anything' because then all of the sudden she’s connected to it."
Jayne announced in November that she and Girardi had split. However, the news of their divorce was quickly overshadowed by a series of legal and financial woes.
Within weeks of the split, the estranged couple was named in a lawsuit alleging that they embezzled settlement money intended for the families of the victims of the 2018 Lion Air Flight 610 plane crash.
Jayne has maintained that she was unaware of her estranged husband's alleged embezzlement scam.
Girardi was diagnosed with late-onset Alzheimer's disease and dementia earlier this year. He was placed in a conservatorship and is reportedly living in a senior care facility.