She's rich(er), b*tch!
Last week, it was announced that Real Housewives of Atlanta stars NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak were getting their own reality show spinoff called NeNe And Kim: The Road To Riches.
But her own spinoff was just a piece of the pie Bravo was willing to offer NeNe. The cable network reportedly gave the reality star a hefty raise to stay on RHOA as well!
[ Related: RHOA's Kenya Moore Receives A Cease & Desist Letter From NeNe Leakes For Her Badmouth Behavior! The Gloves Are OFF! ]
An inside source revealed that after a dismal season of RHOA, the 47-year-old wanted nothing to do with the reality show — until Bravo coaxed her to stay with more dough! The insider explained:
"NeNe absolutely hated Housewives this season. She hated almost all of the other women and wanted off the show entirely, but she is the most valuable person in the entire franchise and Bravo was going to do whatever she wanted to keep her…So they offered her a HUGE raise…now they're giving her even more money per episode and her bonuses will be bigger too."
Leakes was already making the most of the RHOA cast — she was paid $1.5 million for this past season! But the reality star knows what a hot commodity she is. The source continues:
"NeNe is a really smart business woman. She even got Bravo to pay her more than they're paying Kim on the new show. NeNe knows she is the one people want to see and so she's going to make Bravo pay up to keep her around."
Good on you, NeNe!
Forget real housewives, girlfriend should have her own show on CNBC and teach us how to become rich like her! Ha!
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