Garcelle Says Erika Jayne Is The Most Scandalous Woman In America Today, S12E12 Recap

Trigger warning: Food sensitive content.


Previously on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills…Erika did it again. First she attacked Garcelle’s family and then she attacked Crystal. At Diana’s Christmas party Erika was inquiring a lot about Crystal’s eating disorder. Crystal shared with Erika and Garcelle that sometimes she feels bad after eating to which Erika responds, “Well I always think take laxatives and get rid of it.”

Diana’s Husband, Asher, sings for the group and a drunk Erika couldn’t resist seeking attention. “I think Erika probably misses the spotlight.” Garcelle continues, “She won’t shut up, it’s awkward.”

Kathy walks outside and has the most awkward conversation with Erika. “Kathy I want to say something and I want to get it off my chest. You invited me to a lot of events and the truth is I didn’t want to bring my scorn and my fucking scarlet letter onto your daughters and onto you.” Kathy is so confused at this moment. She walks back inside to tell the ladies that Erika is getting out of control. Kathy says, “You don’t ever want to put yourself in a position of drinking and then losing control and doing something stupid.”

Kyle defends Erika’s behavior and suggests the group cut her some slack because at least she is “loosening up”. Garcelle makes it clear she’s not cutting anyone slack. Kyle is sensitive to labeling anyone an alcoholic after her sister, Kim Richards, battled for her sobriety on the show. Kyle claims Garcelle is baiting her into defining Erika’s behavior as a problem, but Kyle won’t do it.

Erika credits Lisa and her daughters for supporting her through the last year. Erika claims that Lisa’s daughter, Amelia, inspired her to take care of her mental health. “I’m on Lexapro, guess what, now I’m on wellbutrin. And I’m on other things and yes I ‘ve had a few drinks but the truth is I’m okay.”

Garcelle goes over to Erika and Lisa to say goodbye, and Diana uses the moment to apologize for her behavior at Garcelle’s party. “My behavior at your party was inappropriate, it really was.” Diana continues, “Sutton said a few things, she literally pressed every button there was to press.” Diana admits she lashed out at Garcelle. “I do apologize. I see it in your eyes that you like me.” Garcelle accepted her apology.

PK was recently arrested on suspicion of DUI. According to Dorit, “PK went to a work dinner. He was driving home after having a glass of wine, got pulled over and brought to the station.” Dorit found out the day after. According to PK, he blew a 0.81, where the legal limit is allegedly 0.8. “There’s one thing and one thing only that is extremely important to me, as you know, in our marriage. We do not lie to one another. Period.” Dorit continues, “Not a little lie, not a big lie, not a white lie.” PK admits that the only reason he told her was because he needed Dorit to pick up her car.

Lisa pays Erika a visit to discuss the holiday party at Diana’s, but more importantly Erika’s drinking. Lisa lets her know she was slurring her words and out of control. Erika claims that when she got home she blacked out and hit her head. Lisa says, “Mikey is family to Erika and I’m probably the closest to Erika, so Erika’s in a place where she needs to hear what the two of us have to say, period, end of story.”

Lisa attributes the drinking to the trauma Erika has gone through with her husband’s criminal issues. She believes Erika has turned to alcohol because she’s in a lot of pain. Lisa’s sister died of a drug overdose, so she understands why someone may want to numb themselves. Erika admits, “I pushed it too far. I did the wrong thing.” She thanks Lisa for being a real friend.

Covid has changed the way the ladies celebrate the holidays, from large gatherings to intimate ones. I guess you could say Sutton’s was the most intimate, as she spent it alone, while her children traveled to Italy with their father and his new girlfriend. Sutton tested positive right before the holidays so she woke up Christmas morning probably feeling like scrooge. She was so lonely she admitted that she called almost every ex-boyfriend she ever had.

Sutton’s dating qualifications are as follows: someone tall, who has a job and is educated. Deal-breakers would be: an affection towards hoodies, ponytail, a white unmarked van.

Garcelle and Erika meet up for drinks at a rooftop. Immediately Erika tries to play nice by ordering a chamomile tea. She wanted to be on her best behavior with Garcelle, but the server told her that hot drinks are served on the roof, so Erika did what any sensible person would do, change to cognac. Garcelle suggests a Shirley temple.

Erika confesses that the last couple of times they’d seen each other she was blacked out. When Garcelle asked why Erika responded, “Medicine, and thinking I could drink on it.” Erika couldn’t wait to tell Garcelle that her friend Lisa came to the house to let her have it. That moment was so rehearsed.

By doing so I think Erika believed the ladies (Garcelle) would back off if the most Loyal person to Erika, also took issue with her drinking. “I think the first is recognizing that you have a problem, and I think she’s doing that, so I believe her and I’m glad to see that she is owning it and hopefully she will,” says Garcelle.

Erika comes out of left field to say that Sheree is better to have in her corner than Sutton because Sutton is a “liability.” Garcelle doesn’t understand why everyone comes down on her so hard. Erika claimed Sutton is “unpredictable”; strangely Erika and Sutton have been getting along well for all of a sudden Erika to say this. Garcelle says, “The bottom line is Erika is a liability walking around every day. Is there a more scandalous woman in America today than Erika Jayne?”

Garcelle Checks Erika, Diana Agrees That She’s “Fake”

The time has finally come for Garcelle to “set a bitch straight”! The ladies are at Sutton’s housewarming luncheon, and after making Erika sweat a bit, Garcelle is ready to confront her for disrespecting her 14 year old son. Last week Erika shared that she can only have one drink. She is definitely filling up on the booze and Garcelle has been very observant. “You know it’s not that I’m paying all my attention to Erika at all, but she said she was only going to have one drink. We’re up to three.”

Garcelle lets Erika know that her liquor level was out of control at the party, which resulted in an uncomfortable situation for Garcelle’s teenage son. “Under no circumstances though can you disrespect, not only a kid, but my kid.” To everyone’s surprise Erika owned it, and apologized, and it actually sounded sincere. Erika says, “I agree and take full responsibility and you know what, I was shit talking and treating the kids like they were adults, and I was wrong.”

For all the housewives reading this, that is how you do it. Erika is far from a class act, but for someone who has created a brand based on not being ashamed and embarrassed for being who they are (Erika Jayne), we see that in fact Erika was ashamed and embarrassed for her actions that night.

Based on Kyle’s facial expression, she seems confused, and in a matter of seconds Garcelle calls Kyle out.

Garcelle: “What are you doing that for, why’d you do that face?”

Kyle: “For as long as I’ve known Erika I’ve never seen her lose her composure one time, so I think she’s allowed a little bump here.”

Garcelle: “This is what I mean by jumping ship Kyle, this is what I mean by jumping ship, I’m having a conversation with her, and it’s not like I’m saying anything badly.”

Kyle: “She’s literally had, in seven years, two instances—”

Garcelle: “But I’m not talking to you, I’m talking to her.”

In her confessional Kyle says “Was it wrong for Erika to tell Garcelle’s son to fuck off—100 percent, but am I happy that she’s let her hair down and is having some fun and not so guarded as she used to be, absolutely. Does that mean I’ve jumped ship? No I haven’t.”

Friend of the show (and to Garcelle) Sheree tries to help Kyle understand that right now she just needs to be neutral. Erika interjects to say “Before I insulted your children I actually paid them a huge compliment in saying that your younger boys were so well spoken and were not acting like teenagers that wanted to be on their phone and not talking to other guests, and I thought to myself that’s a real testament to Garcelle.”

“It’s great if a stranger comes up to you and says I think you’re a really good mom, when it comes from another mom that knows what it’s like to do it alone, that to me is the best compliment I could ever have.” Garcelle continues, “Am I annoyed with Erika? Absolutely, has she scored a point—*sighs* yeah.”

Sheree breaks the ice by asking Erika if she was trying to have a threesome with Garcelle’s older son Oliver, to which Erika admits. “I would.” Sheree responds, “Me too, bitch.”

Sheree, Garcelle, and Kyle meet for drinks and they get right to it. They discuss the 1-on-1 between Garcelle and Erika. Garcelle understands Erika has been through a lot. She explains that it was never about her not having fun. “We’re not just talking about ‘oh my gosh she’s a little tipsy lets just put her in an uber,’ I mean what more do you want to see?” It sounds like Garcelle is implying that things will only get worse from here.

Kyle is happy to see a more vulnerable side to Erika. Garcelle poses the question, “And you don’t think that could lead to alcoholism?” Immediately you can see how triggered Kyle is by that accusation, considering her tumultuous past with her sister. (Kim Richards). Kyle responds, “I think that’s a very dramatic statement.” In Garcelle’s defense, she might also be triggered given her son’s addiction issues.

At Garcelle’s birthday Sutton tried to relate to Diana by telling her about her experience losing two babies, but Diana felt it wasn’t genuine. After hearing that Diana didn’t necessarily leave off on the same page as her, Sutton sat down to meet Diana for round two.

The first time Diana and Sutton met, in a group, Diana said she believed Sutton is clumsy with her words. Diana now clarifies, “I actually have changed my mind. I don’t think you’re clumsy with words. I actually think you mean what you say.” Sutton looked dumbfounded.

Diana says, “Do you know how you said it?” Sutton responds by telling her that it was very sincere. “I don’t share my stories of my miscarriages with many people,” says Sutton. Diana even feels bold enough to tell Sutton that her exact words were “I’ll raise you two” in response to Diana having a one miscarriage. If you watched the scene, you know that wasn’t what Sutton actually said, and it’s wild that this is the hill Diana is willing to die on.

This entire scene with Diana and Sutton was pure insanity and the gaslighting at its finest. Diana admits that the hug at Garcelle’s birthday was “the fakest hug I’ve ever had in my life.” Sutton asks, “So who’s fake now?” Diana responds “I am”, and in that moment Sutton had never looked more confused. Sutton says she would rather deal with Erika over Diana any day. If Diana is looking to be a one season housewife, she’s doing a great job.

Stay tuned as next week Kathy Hilton makes her season 12 debut.

RHOBH’s Kyle Richards’ Daughter Farrah Announces Engagement

Farrah Aldjufrie is ready to say “I do.” The eldest daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Kyle Richards, announced on Sunday that she is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Alex Manos.

“Beyond grateful for you I love you so much @mralexmanos ??,” Farrah, 33, wrote on Instagram, alongside a series of photos snapped at the couple’s engagement party.

Kyle replied to the post writing—”My heart is bursting ? Love you both ? ??‍♀️.”

Credit: @farrahbritt / Instagram

Farrah’s gorgeous diamond engagement ring stole the show and was featured in the photos.

Farrah and Alex have been dating since 2018. A chocolate cake—which said “Congratulations Farrah & Alex”— was presented during the engagement bash to celebrate the happy couple.