“It is my absolute wish to continue this process with respect and with the privacy that Tom and I deserve,” she adds. “I ask others to grant us this confidentiality as well. ”
The couple married in 1999 after meeting at Chasen’s in West Hollywood, where Erika, 49, served cocktails and Tom, 81, was a frequent customer. “After a year of working at the restaurant, one evening I decided to give her my phone number,” Erika wrote in her 2018 memoir, Nice mess. “We were in front of the giant fireplace.” Did you hear that I was single? I asked. Six months later, the two were engaged.