In a confessional, Erika further explained, “I left because he pushed me further and further out. The conversations that I used to have were now reduced down to a sentence or two. I just kept walking around that house and knowing that this marriage was headed down a really s—ty path. I had to make a choice to do what was right for me. I couldn’t live that way anymore.”
“It would put you in a bad position to give you information that you had to hold,” she said. “It also doesn’t serve me to talk a lot about what is happening legally — or will happen legally — because I am married to somebody who is very good in that area. … I thought about this and tried and tried and tried to talk and tried to work it out and I was met with such resistance. Such resistance. I can’t do this by myself. I can’t convince someone of anything and so I said, ‘OK, well I have to take this step on my own.’”
Later on in the episode, Bravo cameras capture Erika walking around her new home, pointing out that her house with Tom was 16,000 square feet, four bedrooms and nine bathrooms while her current place is 2,015 square feet, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
“After finding a place to go to, I dropped Tom off at work and I went home and moved out. So I was out within the day,” she said in a confessional. “It’s frightening, you know, when you think about. It’s the uncertainty and instability of being, really, out of on your own. … Just getting up the courage to leave is a big deal. This was my home for over 21 years.”
She has yet to explicitly address the lawsuits on the show but hinted that “something is coming” for her on Wednesday’s episode. During a different chat with Lisa, Erika added, “He left me no room, and that’s the only way I can say it right now. … We’re not playing games over here. And he’s not going to be playing games with me. … He’s got some real challenges ahead of him.”