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Erika Jayne 'didn't know that' mixing alcohol with Lexapro would increase intoxication


The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika ‘Jayne’ Girardi didn’t realize that mixing her anti-depressant Lexapro with alcohol (a depressant) would increase intoxication.

In the trailer for season 12 – which premiered Wednesday – the 50-year-old reality star acting hungover and leaning back while saying: ‘Oh my god! I’m so lit!’

Erika could also be seen falling down and shouting at her castmates, ‘I don’t give a f*** about anybody else but me!’

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika 'Jayne' Girardi didn't realize that mixing her anti-depressant Lexapro with alcohol (a depressant) would increase intoxication

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika ‘Jayne’ Girardi didn’t realize that mixing her anti-depressant Lexapro with alcohol (a depressant) would increase intoxication

‘Well, look, I’ve been very open and honest. I mixed alcohol and antidepressants, which I didn’t know that it would make you this drunk and it did,’ Jayne (born Chahoy) told Us Weekly on Tuesday.

‘I do not have a problem and lesson learned and we go on. I mean, are you gonna see a moment that, you know, you will probably be like, “Is that Erika?” And the answer is yeah. I mean, that was me.’

The Pretty Mess Hair founder is not ’embarrassed’ but admits ‘some of my behavior was not great, but it’s also very real.’

‘At that time, it was really difficult because there were moments that I didn’t wanna get out of bed – more than moments, there were days and you have to do that,’ said Erika, who joined the franchise in season six.

In the trailer for season 12 - which premiered Wednesday - the 50-year-old reality star acting hungover and leaning back while saying: 'Oh my god! I'm so lit!'

In the trailer for season 12 – which premiered Wednesday – the 50-year-old reality star acting hungover and leaning back while saying: ‘Oh my god! I’m so lit!’

Erika told Us Weekly on Tuesday: 'I do not have a problem and lesson learned and we go on. I mean, are you gonna see a moment that, you know, you will probably be like, "Is that Erika?" And the answer is yeah. I mean, that was me'

Erika told Us Weekly on Tuesday: ‘I do not have a problem and lesson learned and we go on. I mean, are you gonna see a moment that, you know, you will probably be like, “Is that Erika?” And the answer is yeah. I mean, that was me’

'There were moments that I didn't wanna get out of bed': Jayne (born Chahoy) is not 'embarrassed' but admits 'some of my behavior was not great, but it's also very real'

‘There were moments that I didn’t wanna get out of bed’: Jayne (born Chahoy) is not ’embarrassed’ but admits ‘some of my behavior was not great, but it’s also very real’

‘And let’s be honest, you know, you’re sitting at these parties and some of these women are kind of boring. So you have a drink [and then] you have another drink. And then you’re like, “Where am I?” So, you know, it’s not that I was drinking a lot. It’s just that I was drinking while being medicated.’

Mixing Lexapro (aka escitalopram) with alcohol can cause drowsiness, increased depression/anxiety, decreased alertness/coordination, violent behavior, and suicidal thoughts – according to WebMD.

Estate trustees are suing Jayne for the return of $25M, which was allegedly used to pay her expenses for 12 years.

It’s all a part of her estranged second husband Thomas Girardi’s alleged embezzlement of a $2M settlement meant for the families of the victims of the fatal 2018 Lion Air plane crash.

The Pretty Mess Hair founder continued: 'Some of these women are kind of boring. So you have a drink [and then] you have another drink. And then you're like, "Where am I?" So, you know, it's not that I was drinking a lot. It's just that I was drinking while being medicated'

The Pretty Mess Hair founder continued: ‘Some of these women are kind of boring. So you have a drink [and then] you have another drink. And then you’re like, “Where am I?” So, you know, it’s not that I was drinking a lot. It’s just that I was drinking while being medicated’

Warning! Mixing Lexapro (aka escitalopram) with alcohol can cause drowsiness, increased depression/anxiety, decreased alertness/coordination, violent behavior, and suicidal thoughts

Warning! Mixing Lexapro (aka escitalopram) with alcohol can cause drowsiness, increased depression/anxiety, decreased alertness/coordination, violent behavior, and suicidal thoughts

In January, the Bravo-lebrity was dismissed from the fraud and embezzlement lawsuit against her husband in Illinois, but the plaintiff’s attorney plans to refile in California.

The 82-year-old disbarred lawyer’s bankrupt firm Girardi & Keese owes $101M and he currently lives at an assisted-living facility under the conservatorship of his younger brother Robert.

Tom is said to be suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s and Erika filed to end their 21-year marriage in 2020.

'No chance we are letting @erikajayne off the hook': In January, Erika was dismissed from the fraud and embezzlement lawsuit against her second husband Thomas Girardi (L) in Illinois, but the plaintiff's attorney plans to refile in California

‘No chance we are letting @erikajayne off the hook’: In January, Erika was dismissed from the fraud and embezzlement lawsuit against her second husband Thomas Girardi (L) in Illinois, but the plaintiff’s attorney plans to refile in California 

Jayne defended: 'You can't go through what I have gone through the previous season and not feel something and not feel great and not want to have a good time. I wanted to have some fun'

Jayne defended: ‘You can’t go through what I have gone through the previous season and not feel something and not feel great and not want to have a good time. I wanted to have some fun’

Catch more of the Atlanta-born socialite - who's 'having sex with a secret admirer' - in the 12th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which airs Wednesdays on Bravo

Catch more of the Atlanta-born socialite – who’s ‘having sex with a secret admirer’ – in the 12th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which airs Wednesdays on Bravo

‘It’s part of the human experience. I mean, you can’t go through what I have gone through the previous season and not feel something and not feel great and not want to have a good time,’ Jayne defended.

‘I wanted to have some fun. I wanted to not feel so heavy, and that’s what I did.’

Catch more of the Atlanta-born socialite – who’s ‘having sex with a secret admirer’ – in the 12th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which airs Wednesdays on Bravo.





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