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Here's The Tea On Which ‘RHOA’ Stars Scored Huge Pay Raises After Kenya Moore Firing

Are you curious about reality star paychecks? We are.

The forthcoming season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta sees many of the series' main stars receiving a significant pay jump, with three, in particular, being handed big, big bucks for their talents.

Radar Online says Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey and NeNe Leakes scored the highest bank account-bumps of the bunch. 

And, since Kenya Moore and Sheree Whitfield were given the boot, it seems that plenty of money was freed up to splash out on salaries for the other ladies. Whew.

Apparently, Kandi's has changed from $2 million to $2.2. million, while Cynthia’s was upped from last season's $1.6. million to $1.75 million. 

NeNe, who was ranked as the highest earner of the entire Real Housewives franchise, will reportedly end up with $2.75 million (compared to $2.5 million last season). Porsha Williams’ went from $800,000 to $1.25 million. 

Newbies Shamari DeVoe (full-time cast member) and Tanya Sam (“friend of the show”) will reportedly make their debuts with $250,000 and $100,000, respectively. Hm.

Oh and Kenya, who earned $1.5. million in season 10, was fined $125,000 for not sharing her secret marriage with the show's producers. The 47-year-old WAS scheduled to make $75k per episode/$1.8 million for this upcoming season.

The explosive messiness of the last season of RHOA seemed to work out well in the end, as the show was the highest rated on Bravo at the time.

So, are you ready for season 11? Of course you are. 

And for that kind of cash, the cast better bring the drama, huh?

Though BRAVO is prepping for the November 4th return of the show, MTO News recently claimed that Tanya Sam was going to be a full-time cast member but got her peach snatched away from her.

According to folks both in production and around the network, many are concerned that the current storylines might be a bit dull. So, everyone is doing what they can to mix it up. They want to send a warning to the other castmates too.

In an emergency meeting held last week, they cautioned the entire cast that they must draw in viewers, at any cost. And if they don’t? Their jobs are at stake.

Bravo's estimated profit was previously noted to be $24 million. To put that in perspective, they made more from the Atlanta Housewives than from Orange County, Beverly Hills and New York put together.

In addition to Kenya Moore & Sheree Whitfield's departure, Kim Zolciak-Biermann is not returning either.

What do you think of these digits? Ridiculous? Well-deserved? Eh?

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