Are 'RHONY' Cast Members Going Broke Because of the Show?

rhonyThe Real Housewives of New York have settled their contracts with Bravo, but apparently, they're still unhappy with their salaries. (Not so unhappy that they turned down the offer, but still, unhappy.) According to Perez Hilton, the RHONY ladies are required to film five months out of the year, and when it's a shooting day, they must be filmed for one to three hours in the morning, then again for another three or four hours in the evening.

Their complaint? The salary doesn't match the demands. It's a full-time job, they allege, and they're being underpaid for their work.

Again, not so underpaid that they'd walk away from the offer, but still, "underpaid."

For the record, Ramona Singer and LuAnn DeLesseps make $500,000, Sonja Morgan gets $350,000, and Aviva, Heather, and Carole make $150,000 a season.

Here's the kicker. The source is saying that some of the 'wives are actually losing money by being on the show. Apparently, they're spending a lot of cash on fresh flowers for their homes, cleaning services, personal hair and makeup teams, nice clothes for themselves and their families ... the whole thing.

I can see where they're coming from ... if my life was going to be on TV, I'd want to make sure that I looked my best and that my home was picture perfect. Buuuut, I wouldn't outspend what I earned because that's just insane. For businesswomen, it's surprising that making a net profit from the show isn't a priority.

Who knows how much money Bravo makes off of the RHONY, and while I think fair pay is very important, I do think that the ladies need to take a step down from their ivory towers and realize how good they have it.

If their biggest complaint is the cost of gorgeous flowers for their multimillion-dollar homes, they might need a reality check.

What do you think?


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nonmember avatar Anner

The price of fame I guess! They want their 15 minutes of fame they have to pay for it. Do they expect me to feel sorry for them? They make in 5 months...only 6 hours a day what it would take me years to make working full 40 hour weeks.

Barb Horvitz

They don't need fresh cut flowers or hair and makeup teams. How about being real?

youth... youthfulsoul

If it was really costing them money to be on the show you'd think they'd find another line of employment.

2rcom4t 2rcom4t

I'm sorry but Ladies I'm a Military Wife and to read about your little quips about  under paid is Laughable. My husband works around the clock on a ship in the middle of only god knows where and his pay doesn't even come close to the lowest paid housewife so STOP THE WHINING. 

Gloria Woods Kotos

Maybe you can stop use Kim's show we do not like her at all. so stop the show so we can wacth new york' house wife!

Erika Coico-Ferrazzano

I agree with military wife... Her husband fights for this country and your bitchin about fresh flowers. Grow up ladies and for once be real. Show your face and hair what it really looks like, show your house what it really looks like. Be thankful to only have to work six hours a day and not being on a boat out in the middle of nowhere worring about your life... This article makes me sick.

Denise Moon

The real money they make is from their cookbooks..toaster clubs..etc. etc. Without the show they would be like the rest of us. Come on now ladies...think about it!!!!!

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