Erika Girardi and her co-stars are returning to Bravo next Tuesday night for the eighth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
As the premiere date for the new season airs, fans are wondering where Girardi stands with her co-star, Dorit Kemsley, who infamously poked fun at her for not wearing panties during a cast lunch date during season 7. As fans may recall, Kemsley's husband, Paul "P.K." Kemsley, noticed that Girardi had no panties on. A short time later, Kemsley gifted her with a pair of lacy underwear.
During an interview with People magazine on Dec. 14, Girardi was asked if PantyGate had finally been put to rest.
“Yes, by all of us,” Girardi confirmed.
Earlier this year, fans watched as Kemsley criticized Girardi for not wearing panties under her short dress and suggested that she may have done it on purpose. She also blamed her co-star for prompting stares from her husband Paul before giving her the gift of underwear. Luckily, after the filming wrapped, the two women were “able to move on, which is nice.”
Girardi also said that there would be a lot of shifts in the relationships between her and her co-stars throughout the upcoming eighth season.
Fans will also be meeting a new housewife, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, the daughter of music legend John Mellencamp and wife of Edwin Arroyave. As People magazine explained, the couple has two young children.
“I think she’s interesting,” Girardi said of her newest co-star. “She had some good days and some bad days, just like the rest of us. You never know how it ends up — we’ll see how she enjoys the experience. It never is what you think it is your first year.”
Girardi joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills during the show's sixth season as a friend of former cast member Yolanda Hadid.
Girardi also spoke to the magazine about her singing alter ego, Erika Jayne, who was recently cast as a member of Kim Kardashian West‘s video game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.
For more of Erika Girardi and the other women of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, including Lisa Vanderpump, Dorit Kemsley, Camille Grammer, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Kyle Richards, and Lisa Rinna, tune in to the season 8 premiere on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.