She continued, “It is my absolute wish to proceed through this process with respect and with the privacy that both Tom and I deserved.”
Erika and Tom have each gone through divorces before.
The pair met in the 1990s at a restaurant in West Hollywood where Erika was serving drinks. They got engaged about six months later. She recounted the experience in her 2018 memoir, Pretty Mess, writing, “One night I decided to slip Tom my telephone number… We were standing in front of the giant fireplace. ‘Did you hear I was single?’ I asked.”
Although they didn’t get a prenup before the wedding, Erika doesn’t think it would have mattered during their fallout. She explained to Andy Cohen in 2017, “I’m married to a very powerful lawyer… A prenup wouldn’t stand in his way anyway… It’s gonna be all Tom’s way, I assure you. He’ll rip that piece of paper to shreds in two seconds!”
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