NeNe Leakes is in demand from the producers of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and they are apparently offering her lofty figures to stage a return to the veteran reality series.
There have been rumblings over the past few months that the former star was being pursued about making a return to the series.
However, it seemed like she was only returning for a handful of episodes. Now, however, Life & Style are claiming she has been offered a whopping $2.5 million to become a full-time cast member.
When NeNe departed the show in 2015, she was being paid $1 million per season, so the above figure would represent an enormous increase for her.
Everyone knows that NeNe can bring drama and shade into any situation. That’s part of the reason why she became such a hit with viewers during her original eight-season stint on the show.
“The suits at Bravo are willing to pay big money to get the best cast,” claims the insider. That cast apparently includes the return of Kim Zolciak.
Once upon a time, NeNe and Kim were best friends and were even expected to get a spin-off together, but their friendship quickly fizzled out.
However, the report claimed that NeNe would not return if Kim were being paid more than her.
“NeNe has already declared that she expects to be making more money than Kim,” the insider adds, “and would absolutely not come back otherwise.”
Considering the rumors surrounding the return of both stars, this report could very well be true. Kim’s reality series Don’t Be Tardy was renewed just last week by Bravo.
There were questions over its fate when ratings continued to slip in Season 5, but we could definitely see Bravo renewing it if Kim staged a return to the show that made her a household name.
Kim did appear on the recent Season 9 finale, which found her going up against Kenya Moore when she trashed Sheree Whitfield’s house.
The drama on RHOA hit crazy new heights this season, and something tells us a cast refresh would actually be a good thing.
Do we really need another season of Porsha firing claims around that Kandi wanted to drug her?
Getting to see NeNe and Kim back in the mix full-time would be awesome because it would mean drama that’s not a rehash of the previous season.
With it being the tenth series, it would make sense to make it a nostalgic affair for fans. It’s crazy to think it’s been on the air for that long.
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