Erika Jayne‘s drinking got so out of control during the July 27 episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that Lisa Rinna felt the need to step in and check Erika on her recent behavior. But before we get to that, let’s start from the beginning. This week’s episode picked up where last week’s left off — at Diana Jenkins‘ holiday party.
After Erika made some ignorant comments about Crystal Kung Minkoff‘s eating disorder, she rudely interrupted Diana’s husband’s vocal performance. He had everyone sit down so he could sing a holiday tune, but instead of sitting back and appreciating the performance, Erika got loud and started singing along. No one asked her to stop, but the reactions on everyone’s faces showed how they really felt.
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And not long before that, Kathy Hilton had already told some of the ladies that Erika was “getting out of control”. Erika had asked Kathy how her daughter her, Paris Hilton, was doing. She also apologized for not attending any of Paris’ wedding events — she said she did not want to go to those parties and taint them with her ongoing legal drama — but while doing so, she was slurring her words from her pretty badly. Kathy felt so uncomfortable that she told Erika that she had go inside where it was warmer, and that’s when she told Kyle Richards and Garcelle Beauvais that Erika’s behavior was getting pretty bad. Kyle said they should all be cutting Erika a little slack, but Garcelle said they shouldn’t have to.
Later at the party, Diana apologized to Garcelle for acting out at her birthday party. Garcelle graciously accepted Diana’s apology for her, and their friendship seems to be moving in a more positive direction. But maybe it was also because Sutton Strake wasn’t at the party — she tested positive for COVID only 30 minutes before the big bash, so she was forced to miss out on the party and spend Christmas alone.
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After Christmas, Lisa went over to Erika’s and had a frank conversation with her about her recent behavior. Erika admitted that when she came home from Diana’s party, she blacked out, hit her head, and vomited. Lisa told Erika that she was “out of control” at Diana’s party, and Erika agreed. Erika even called her behavior “reckless”, and said “it can’t happen” again. She further admitted that she’s been through some “trauma” with her divorce from her Tone Girardi and their ongoing legal battle, but she knows she has to change her behavior and stop drinking so much while on antidepressants.
Later, when Erika shared her new mindset with Garcelle, Garcelle was happy to hear it. She agreed that things were getting a bit out of hand, so she’d like to see Erika more sober moving forward. But Erika’s clearer mind her is starting to make her question Sutton’s motives again. She told Garcelle that Sutton is a liability and she should be careful when it comes to their friendship.
In other news, dorit Kemsley wasn’t happy about husband PK‘s brush with the law — especially after he kept his arrest from her for an entire day — so she made her feelings clear — he’s never to lie to her again. And Sutton dipped her toes into the dating pool by going on a second date with her recent Bumble match.
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