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RHOBH : Erika Girardi Reveals to Costars That She's Divorcing Tom - 'This Will Be Tough'

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Season 11 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is finally addressing the widely-publicized divorce between Erika Girardi and her husband, Tom Girardi.

On Wednesday's episode of the hit Bravo series, which filmed the RHOBH ladies four days after they returned home from their drama-filled Lake Tahoe trip, some cast members received a text from Erika, 49, on the morning of the 2020 presidential election.

In the message, she disclosed that she had filed for divorce.

"Ladies, I truly consider you my close friends," Erika's text began. "And this is why I'm reaching out to tell you that I filed for divorce this morning."

"Thank you for supporting me. This will be tough," the singer added.

Steve Eichner/AP Erika Girardi and Tom Girardi

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After reading the text aloud, Dorit Kemsley said: "Oh my God."

Kyle Richards then hopped on a FaceTime call with Dorit, 44, and Lisa Rinna to discuss the shocking text. After one of the Housewives asked "what is going on" with Erika, Dorit said: "Did you have any idea?"

Both Kyle, 52, and Lisa, 57, said they weren't aware of Erika's plans to divorce. "We were just in Tahoe [with her]," Kyle said. "And not one peep about anything."

Tom and Erika Girardi on RHOBH

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Lisa chimed in, "Zero! Zero, zip, zilch, nothing."

Dorit, for her part, was stunned that the split came after more than two decades of marriage.

"It's Erika," Lisa justified. "So whatever is going on, she had to do it like this. She couldn't tell anybody."

Earlier on in the episode, Erika gave an update about Tom, 82, to Garcelle Beauvais after the actress asked if they had been in contact.

"We spoke this morning," Erika said as Garcelle, 54, replied, "Good. And he's good?"

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After Erika said that her husband was at the office of his Los Angeles-based law firm, Girardi & Keese, Garcelle was shocked.

But Erika explained, "Honey, that's a workhorse," and added: "He's dedicated his life to being a lawyer." Said Erika: "God bless him for that, because that's who he is."

John Tsiavis/Bravo

Erika filed for divorce early last November. In a statement obtained by PEOPLE at the time, she said that her decision to separate from Tom came "after much consideration."

"This is not a step taken lightly or easily. I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together," she continued. "It is my absolute wish to proceed through this process with respect and with the privacy that both Tom and I deserved. I request others give us that privacy as well."

Since the filing of their divorce, Tom has been entangled in multiple lawsuits, including one with Erika where they've been accused of embezzling money. (Erika previously declined to comment on the case, and Tom did not respond to PEOPLE's prior request for comment.)

PEOPLE exclusively revealed on June 2 that the duo's legal scandals will be explored in an upcoming ABC News Originals documentary, titled The Housewife and the Hustler.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo.