As filming for The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s upcoming Season 7 prepares to kick off, a source speaking to RadarOnline.com has revealed just how much the returning housewives will be making!
The source said that even though “Bravo cut the RHONJ budget in half” because “the ratings for Teresa Giudice's special were so bad,” several of the show’s cast members are still making some major cash!
“Teresa is getting $1 million, and Melissa Gorga is getting $750,000,” the source said. “They have their contracts and have signed.”
The source said that Jacqueline Laurita has a hefty salary as well! “Jacqueline is getting $750,000, but she is fighting over this number with the network still,” the source said. “She is trying to hold out for a little bit more, but will probably give in and go for the $750,000.”
“Jacqueline is the only one who hasn’t signed yet,” the source added. “They are just going over the details and finishing up the lose ends.”
But when it comes to the show’s newbie couple, Robyn Levy and Christina Flores, the checks aren’t as massive. “Robyn and Christina are getting $40,000 in total,” the source said. The insider continued, “The girls are part-time. Their titles are ‘friends of the housewives’ right now. But if they prove themselves, then they are going to go full-time.”
According to the insider, filming is set to kick off “around Dec. 14.” However, the source revealed that, for now, the cast hasn’t been completely solidified! “Right now, there are only three housewives,” the source said. “It’s Jacqueline, Melissa and Teresa.” What do you think about The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast’s Season 7 salaries? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section below.