Erika added that she was “met with such resistance” from Tom when she tried to get them to talk things out. She also claimed that the differences in status, given that he is 33 years older and was wealthy when they first met, meant she “was always dismissed” if she were to bring up her hurt feelings.
The reality star shared that she intentionally filed for divorce on Nov. 3 because it was Election Day 2020 and she “wanted it to get buried” in the news cycle, but that media outlets nonetheless wrote about the news of her split.
Indeed, E! News was first to report the divorce, and the headline for our exclusive reporting was flashed onscreen during the episode. At the time, Erika released a statement saying in part that this was “not a step taken lightly or easily.”
After her statement was released, a source close to Erika told E! News that Tom’s alleged infidelity was the reason for the breakup. Tom’s team did not respond to E! News’ request for comment.
In addition, the attorney is currently facing legal issues after past clients accused him of fraud and embezzlement. Neither Tom nor Erika, who is also listed as a defendant in the suit, has yet to file responses to these complaints.
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