“XXspen$ive” is right!
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ resident pop-diva Erika Jayne (a.k.a. Erika Girardi) may have grown up a simple, middle-class girl in Atlanta, but all that’s changed now that she’s a household name. With a regular spot on Bravo’s RHOBH, a successful music career, an extremely wealthy husband, and a book (Pretty Mess) on shelves, this reality star is living anything but simply these days! Much like her Bravo co-stars, Erika definitely likes the finer things in life and isn’t shy about letting people know, but few realized just how lavishly she likes to live.
While promoting her book this week, the star happily confirmed a rumor that she has been known to spend $40,000 in a month keeping everything it tip-top shape! Can you even imagine?
Erika Jayne (a.k.a. Erika Girardi) is definitely The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ resident pop-star, but she might just be their resident big spender as well! While we can’t say for sure just how much the other ladies spend on their hair, makeup, and wardrobe each month, we can say that it’s hard to imagine them spending over $40,000 per month on their looks. Apparently, that’s what Miss Jayne ponies up each month to keep everything looking flawless for her various appearances.
While rumors of the star’s massive beauty budget have been swirling for a while now, the star happily confirmed the number while talking to Wendy Williams to promote her new book, Pretty Mess, which recently hit shelves.
“That is true. You know, it can get there for sure,” the star said when asked about her massive glamor budget.
For those of you wondering just how she could spend that much on looking fly in one month, Erika’s answer is simple: “If you want to look good it’s hair, it’s makeup, it’s wardrobe, and then those people that help facilitate that. They’re not cheap.”
Apparently so! According to People, Erika travels with her own crew of beauty gurus, has three walk-in closets stuffed with exclusively designer clothing, and has “more pairs of Christian Louboutin pumps than a department store.”
The outlet stepped inside the Bravo-lebrity’s incredible closets for an exclusive closet tour and discovered exactly what 40 grand a month looks like for someone like Erika.
“I probably have too many shoes and most of them are Christian Louboutin and they are as high as possible,” she told People of her massive collection of the legendarily luxurious heels. According to the star, footwear is her “weakness.”
“The feminine form is just sexier in the highest heel possible,” she explains. “Flats are for quitters, at least in my book, so pumps only.”
She also walked the outlet’s cameras through her wardrobe sharing outfits die-hard fans will likely recognize from the pink Gucci number she wore throughout her confessionals last season and a vintage Alexander McQueen kimono-inspired frock she sported with a pink wig while romping through Japan!
You can check out the whole video above!