Erika Girardi Shares Why She Wanted Her Mom To Appear On RHOBH

On this week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we saw a new side of Erika Girardi as she traveled to her home state of Georgia and had an emotional moment with her mother. Erika’s mother admitted she was too hard on her as a child and viewers could understand for the first time why Erika may come off “cold.” In a new interview, Girardi is explaining why this was an important moment for her to share this season.

“Well I think that it was important for people to see just a little more human side and my roots of where I came from. And I asked my mother if she would do this for me and she said yes,” Erika told The Daily Dish. “And we have a couple of touching moments and a couple of very telling moments, which I wasn’t really prepared for.”

Showing this side of herself wasn’t easy for Erika at all, she reveals. “I was very hesitant. I didn’t want to do it, but I ended up doing it,” she said. “And I think a lot of people will be able to relate to my mother’s and I’s relationship.”

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  • barbara

    She is one tough lady and I just love her. Her addition to the cast last season was a “Home Run”.

    • One Rotten Egg

      EGGactly. Like Erika this season. Last season was another story with her so far up Ms. Lemon herself.

      • barbara

        Well I like Yolanda and would much rather have her on the show then Dorit. So glad you like Erika too. 🙂

        • Rain

          ITA Barbara! I love YO ❤

          • barbara

            Not many Yo fans out there so we must never miss a chance to show it. LOL

  • Rain

    Awesome ❤❤❤

  • I like Erika. I think she is true to herself, and doesn’t act. I believe she is as much of who she is as is possible in this situation. I know they sometimes have to wait to begin a scene, and in the 1st season, even for someone who performs, that must be a little daunting. What I am really happy about is that since everyone always calls Kyle a crybaby, that Erika sees Kyle for who she really is. I would be considered a crybaby too, I am pretty sure some of that probably comes from my Dad mocking me when I was a child whenever he was there if I cried. Even when he ran over a chipmunk, or this dog got hit on the highway out by our house, so he was an unfeeling asshole. One thing I will say for him, with his bigoted, prejudiced ways, it turned me into an open, non-judgemental loving person, because everything he ever said or did from my first memories, I told myself I would NEVER say or do, and I NEVER did. But then being a person who cries easily is a completely different thing than being a person who expects others to handle their life and their problems for them, like one of my sister’s does. Tears are close to the surface for a larger portion of my life than most, probably, but there have been a few things happen in my life that tore my guts out.
    I think Erika is the best addition to the show since the original cast, and I also really wish Camille would come back. She has done a lot of guest spots, and it certainly isn’t because she needs the money, so there is hope. And, shock of all shocks, I am not totally irritated by Kim in these last few episodes!!! She must actually be sober, and I believe this is the first time any of us have ever seen her in that condition. I hope, sincerely, that she can stay sober, because she is a totally different person when she drinks and drugs. She is a complete cruel, hateful bitch when she isn’t clean. I can actually see what it is Kyle was hoping for all this time, for her sister to come back.

    • Starr

      ITA Totally, 3 D’s

  • Cassandra

    I can relate to Erika. I too had a grandmother that had Alzheimer’s and have been told by others that I am cold, distant or seem like a Bi**h. I was raised in a military family and while I know my mother loves and loved me we were not the huggy, kissy, I love you all the time family. While an only child I was not handed stuff I had to work for it with chores or pitching in with money I earned. Made me who I am today and I feel the same way as Erika I don’t have the patience for those that whine about stuff but don’t want to take action or responsibility to change it if they can. I really like seeing this side of her and it brought upon some self reflection seeing this episode. Some today just expect stuff to be handed to them and that just chaps my A$$.

  • barbara

    ABSOLUTELY! love ya!

  • barbara

    Honestly Rain, I think you are the sweetest person posting. Have to say that both sides of my brain loves her and I have never understood the hate thrown her way. Rarely that I can remember, did she ever go on the attack without being provoked by the girls. Once she was rude to Ken and for the life of me I can’t remember why. But I have always thought she was sincere and real, much like you Rain. To me, you sound a lot like her and that is a genuine complement!

  • barbara

    Sure hope the therapy is working and you’re welcome. 🙂

  • Aunt Bee

    I love Designated Survivor.

  • Aunt Bee

    Camille is the one I didn’t like. She was always going after Kyle. Remember when she had that evil psychic at the dinner party who alluded to Mauricio having affairs and Camille smiling evilly?? I think Faye Resnick was there too. Maybe having cancer has changed her.

    • Real Sandy

      Camille used that psychic as a mouthpiece for her just like Kyle used Faye Resnick as hers, since both were trying to give a more positive image of themselves on screen for their own reasons. I know when Camille was getting divorced, she was probably worried about Kelsey getting custody of one child (he only wanted 1) and he would use anything against her. For some reason, I always had some weird feeling that Camille had a thing for Mauricio….saw it when their eyes met on her tennis court once too.
      Then Kyle seemed (IMO) to want to look nice (using Faye and not saying the words herself) so that perhaps her hubby could still look fine in the public eye with a wife who would not embarrass him on screen while he was making real estate deals. Yes, I know others will say I am wrong, but it is my opinion. I cannot stand Faye Resnick and the more I read about her, the more I disliked her.

  • Real Sandy

    That psychic Camille had was actually the woman a TV show was based on that I used to watch called Medium. That show had an actress playing her role. I don’t even want to type her name. I found her frightening in real life on BH, though Medium was good. I can imagine how hard it must be to have that kind of ability that is with you always. It must take a toll.

    • Rain

      Oh was show Medium with Patricia Arquette? I never saw that but I’m aware of it
      My mother was so into that stuff. Astrology, mediums, etc etc.
      yes I wouldn’t want that kind of ability. I sometimes catch Long Island medium and it’s must be intense just having spirits all around wanting you to deliver messages

      • Real Sandy

        Funny you should say LI Medium. I watched her on a talk show a couple of weeks ago…and she mentioned how spirits could affect lights or your TV volume etc..and that day the display on my wall oven went wacky and had lines and like a heartbeat in the center that grew and contracted. Then it was fine for one day and then wacky. Repairman comes..was wacky and then fine in front of him. He put a new one in last week. I just baked with the oven first time yesterday…now there looks like an amoeba is living in the display…like a blob of fluid with some spots in it.. in the display. So now another repairman comes..next week…. Maybe it is the display panel or moisture or…..

  • kt

    don’t forget little ole me…

  • Real Sandy

    I used up all of my sage on Thanksgiving. Oh well, this oven has been a lemon from the beginning…just saying. It may be nothing, but when it happened, it was right after LI Medium was talking about it which made it eerie.
    That hearbeat that pulsated was not constant…horizontal lines moving down the screen then the pulsating center part of it then lines again. Just weird.

  • kt

    Oh no…I didn’t care for some of the things she did – but heck that goes for all of them – just some worse than others…

  • kt

    too bad they can’t be like us, huh? hehehehehe
    Happy Friday!!
    XOXOXO

  • kt

    Every day is cougar day in my world! How are things in Cali?

  • kt

    Make them pose for ya!!! Break out the fur lined bikini my friend!

  • kt

    Yes, I do – that was Suze, you and me…the good old days – LOL
    I still haven’t had a chance to watch the episode. Gonna try this weekend, we’ve gotten hooked on Sons of Anarchy. Talk about hottie!!

  • kt

    You might want to add this one to your list…yumm!!

  • Not a Housewife & Neither RU

    Erika is been THE.BEST. new housewife addition TO ANY CAST/ACROSS ANY RH FRANCHISE. Yall hit a lick!! 🙂

    • Rain

      Yes yes yes