Bravo wants NeNe Leakes back full time — and they’re willing to pay to get her! According to new reports, the network is offering NeNe a whopping $2.5 million to return to the franchise that launched her career.
via Radar Online:
“NeNe is always a ratings plus for the show,” a insider explained. “And the producers want to make sure the show stays strong. The reason it stays strong is NeNe, so they’re throwing money at her.”
The RHOA reunion show is still airing, but the source told Radar that Bravo execs want to ensure that Leakes continues to be a part of the show, because their new casting didn’t pan out this season.
“Kim [Fields] was not good,” the insider insisted. “The show needed NeNe to make her interesting, and they know that.”
But the savvy businesswoman, who was a stripper over 20 years ago, knows how to play the game.
“NeNe always holds out for as much money as she can get,” the source told Radar.
“She will string the Bravo people along forever in order to cash in. She’s no dummy.”
Well, what can we say? NeNe Leakes IS The Real Housewives of Atlanta.