RHOBH star Kim Richards had a tough year but she’s not going anywhere. She’ll be back for a third season with the ladies of Beverly Hills. So why is she returning? Apparently she needs the money! RadarOnline is reporting that she needs the $137,000 salary she gets from the show!
Sources reveal, “Kim needs the money because she has no other way to support herself and her children. She does receive child support from several different men who fathered her kids. Kim was able to negotiate a better salary for the upcoming season, she got a $10k raise. Kim truly didn’t want to do another season because she is still extremely vulnerable and dealing with her sobriety.”
And what about the other housewives? A source says, “The Beverly Hills Housewives all received a modest raise to come back and do season three. Taylor Armstrong has also become dependent on the show for the income and will be earning around $127,000 for the entire season. None of the cast is paid over $165k for a season of work. People might be surprised to learn how little the women earn from the show, this isn’t per episode, but for an entire season, which Bravo dictates the terms of how long the filming will be for. The ladies won’t get rich from doing the show, but feel the exposure and publicity they get from appearing will be the big payoff. Look at Bethenny Frankel, she never earned more than $100k for being a cast member on the New York Housewives franchise of the show, and she just sold her Skinny Girl alcoholic beverage line for millions of dollars.”
Innnnteresting! My only question is- why do these housewives think they aren’t capable of getting a job?! Are you surprised with the amount that the ladies make?