Erika Jayne from RHOBH denies relationship lawyer Jim Wilkes II

Erika Jayne
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Taking part in the sphere. Erika Jayne will not be relationship Jim Wilkes II, Us Weekly can affirm.

The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 51, was noticed strolling with the lawyer, 72, on the Caesars Palace Resort in Las Vegas in photographs obtained by the “Blonde Hair Black Heart” podcast host Blake Adam on Sunday, Might 28. Within the snap, Jayne donned a black long-sleeve high with crimson sequined leggings and matching excessive heels. Wilkes II, for his half, wore darkish denims, a black T-shirt and leather-based jacket.

“Jim is her lawyer and household good friend for over 20 years,” a rep confirms to Us.

The outing got here because the Bravo persona prepares for her upcoming Las Vegas residency on the Home of Blues within the Mandalay Bay Resort & On line casino. Nonetheless, a supply tells Us there’s nothing occurring between the twosome as “they’re associates” and “not relationship.”

Jayne has reportedly tapped Wilkes II for assist concerning her monetary woes amid her divorce from Tom Girardi. ​ (The pair referred to as it quits in November 2020 after 21 years of marriage.)

“Erika filed a abstract judgment movement to get herself out of the case, and in response, the legislation agency famous that Erika was receiving a whole lot of 1000’s of {dollars} for her authorized charges from an legal professional named James Lewis Wilkes, II, by way of Wilkes’ legislation agency,” learn paperwork obtained by The U.S. Solar.

Whereas Jayne and her estranged husband, 83, have discovered themselves in scorching water amid their ongoing authorized woes, Wilkes II was arrested in April for felony aggravated assault with a lethal weapon and misdemeanor battery.

The authorized skilled faces prison costs after he fired two gunshots inside his residence throughout a home dispute with an unknown lady, per the Tampa Bay Instances. In response to the outlet, Wilkes II claimed the lady hit him within the head and he grabbed a handgun in response, noting he was afraid she would take it if he hadn’t.

‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Star Erika Jayne Is Not Dating Lawyer Jim Wilkes II

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“He was attacked, and he was defending himself. That’s the extent of it,” his legal professional, Ronald Kurpiers II, stated on the time.

Jayne, for her half, has confronted a collection of authorized woes since calling it quits with Girardi three years in the past. Along with their messy divorce submitting, the previous couple had been additionally sued for allegedly embezzling funds earmarked for households of aircraft crash victims. In February, Girardi obtained a federal indictment for allegedly embezzling greater than $15 million from his shoppers. Jayne, for her half, was not charged with any crimes.

Regardless of the continuing hardship, the fact star completely shared with Us that she was excited for the long run particularly along with her Las Vegas exhibits.

“It’s like a dream come true, particularly when you think about the whole lot that’s occurred within the final couple years,” she informed Us. “I get up every single day enthusiastic about life, and that is the place I’m the happiest. So, it feels actually good.”