It appears Kenya Moore and Sheree Whitfield’s exit from Real Housewives of Atlanta has freed up a considerable amount of the Bravo budget, as the remaining cast members have all received significant pay increases for Season 11.
Radar Online reports Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey and NeNe Leakes scored the highest pay raises of the group. According to the site, Burruss’ salary increased from $2 million to $2.2. million and Bailey’s was upped from last season’s $1.6. million to $1.75 million. Leakes is reportedly now making $2.75 million compared to last season’s $2.5 million.
Pregnant Porsha Williams saw her salary raised from $800,000 to $1.25 million. Newcomers Shamari DeVoe and Tanya Sam will reportedly make their debuts with $250,000 and $100,000, respectively, while friend to the show Marlo Hampton is now earning $275,000. Eva Marcille will reportedly earn $250,000.
The site also claims Moore was fined $125,000 for not sharing her secret marriage to Marc Daly with the show’s producers.
“I’m sharing as much as I can and I do have a project up my sleeves. They’ll get an inside glance into as many moments as I can and whatever I chose to share with the public, they definitely see a lot that I experienced from baby shower to birth to planning stages.”
The former beauty queen also shared that she and Daly already have a name picked out for their little one, but aren’t quite ready to reveal it to the public.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.