We know that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Girardi has one son, Tommy, from her previous marriage. And although she has not shared much about his life because of his job as a Los Angeles Police Officer, she is opening up about what it’s like to have her son work in such a dangerous field.
“I’m very proud of my son being in law enrforcement, but obviously it can get a little nerve racking,” she told The Daily Dish about her child from her first marriage (she married second husband, Thomas Girardi, in 1999). “It’s a dangerous profession. I’ve known my son was going to be in law enforcement from the time he could walk and talk. That’s all he’s ever wanted and that’s kind of your role as a parent is to honor who your children really are.”
So what about Tommy’s personal life? “I don’t have any requirements for my son, who he dates, because he’s an adult. He has good judgment and he has a great head on his shoulders,” she said. “So whoever he chooses to date, I’m sure they’re lovely. I’m not going to run his life. He has to run his own, but I think he’s doing a great job.”
Before marrying Tom, Erika shares that she raise her son as a single mother. “Single moms have it tough. It’s hard. It’s exhaustive, but at the same time it’s very rewarding,” she said. “You know especially now that he’s older and he’s doing so well. I think that really makes the struggle worth it.”
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