As the highest rated reality show on the BRAVO Network, there are as many headlines about the Real Housewives of Atlanta during the off-season as when the show is airing.
With filming set to begin in the summer for Season 12 of the hit show, cast changes and salary information has already leaked out.
The woman that is the highest paid on the show will be a shocker to RHOA viewers but before we get there...
Series newcomer Shamari Moore, the wife of “New Edition” singer Ronnie DeVoe, has been demoted from Full-Time Peach status after just one season. LoveBScott reports that she’ll make only $20,000 as she’ll be listed as a ‘friend of the show’ for season 12.
Eva Marcille, who in her first full season as a Peach holder got married, will retain her peach as she’ll make just under $100,000 for next season.
Cynthia Bailey and new mom Porsha Williams will retain ‘Full-Time Peach’ status as they will make $1.25 million and $1.3 million respectively.
Long-time ‘friend of the show’ Marlo Hampton will stay in that position as she’ll make just under $100,000 for season 12.
Other series newcomer Tanya Sam will be paid “on a day rate.” According to LoveBScott, Tanya’s payout will depend on the days she’s available to film.
Real Housewives of Atlanta OG Nene Leakes will be making $2.3 million next season as she’ll earn $100,000 per episode.
LoveBScott reports that for Season 12, Kenya Moore will be the highest paid cast member as she’ll make $2.4 million.
Kenya Moore, who was making close to what Nene and Kenya were making prior to getting fired last summer, is reportedly close to returning for Season 12.
RadarOnline reports that BRAVO executives want the new mother to take a million-dollar pay cut so we’ll see if Kenya agrees and makes her full-time return.
RHOA is already by far the most profitable show for Bravo. According to Tamara Tattles, the network spends about $600K per episode to produce RHOA/close to $13M per season. Last season, Bravo made a profit of $22M on RHOA.
BRAVO's estimated profit on the show is $24 million. To put that in perspective, they make more from the Atlanta Housewives than from Orange County, Beverly Hills, and New York put together.
Season 12 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta debuts on the BRAVO network this November.
Are you surprised that Nene Leakes isn’t the highest paid cast member on Real Housewives of Atlanta anymore?