LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Could Kenya Moore’s Bravo salary jump to one million dollars per season on RHOA? Bravo has yet to confirm that Kenya Moore has been invited back for another season of RHOA. But Moore told news this week, that in her opinion, she is the real star of RHOA, not NeNe Leakes. So will Moore demand Nene-like “Trump checks” if she is invited back for another season? And how much does NeNe currently make on RHOA? In 2012, news reports claimed that NeNe Leakes allegedly is paid upwards of $1 million per season for RHOA episodes and reunion telecast.
Kenya Moore’s salary rate for her first season with Bravo remains a mystery. But over the last three years, former housewives and news reports have given viewers a sense of the general range that Bravo now pays its women. Leakes is believed to be the highest paid Housewife of any franchise, followed by Teresa Giudice.
In 2011, Jill Zarin told new that the Bravo’s salaries for the fourth season of RHONY were more than the first through third season, combined. “The first, second and third season salary pretty much added up to the fourth season. I worked really hard”, said Zarin.
How much were housewives being paid by Bravo, two years ago? In October 2011, LALATE reported news that Zarin and Ramona Singer were being paid $500,000 per season. Singer’s salary allegedly jumped last season as well.
But in fall 2012, another news report claimed that Bravo had raised salaries for all housewives, and especially for members of its ratings’ champ, RHOA. The report at the time claimed that housewives might be paid as much as twenty-five percent of their annual check just for the reunion telecast, which now amounts to a three-week telecast.
Last winter, reports claimed that NeNe Leakes gets in salary plus reunion taping a purported one million dollar per season. The report also claimed that Leakes’ contract allegedly insures that no other housewife is paid more than her. At the time, Kim Zolciak was allegedly being paid seven hundred fifty thousand dollars (for the season and reunion). Other checks were reportedly seven hundred thousand dollars to Sheree, followed by Kandi ($550,000), Phaedra and Cynthia (both $375,000).
So how much does Kenya think she is worth? Recently, Kenya told In Touch Magazine “It certainly feels like I may be the new star of the show. I certainly can keep people’s attention.” So will Moore seek a higher salary than Kandi, Phaedra and Cynthia if invited back? Bravo and Moore have yet to comment about plans for another season.