Sheree Whitfield has been officially announced as Nene Leakes’ replacement on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but she didn’t come cheap.
Insiders, she managed to score a $250,000 payday that was more than twice her initial offer from the network.
Producers needed to “bring the drama with NeNe‘s departure from the show,” an insider told Radar. “Real Housewives of Atlanta is the crown jewel in Bravo’s crown, and it has always been a ratings hit. Bringing back Sheree could be a headache for the crew behind the scenes, but she has really matured since the time she was initially on.”
“At the height of Sheree’s four seasons, she was making around $350,000,” the source radaronline.com. “Producers initially offered $100,000, and Sheree balked at the insulting offer. Finally, the contract was signed for $250,000, with an option to do another season at a higher salary.”
The paycheck will help Whitfield with any future possible tax issues.
The source added, “Sheree is happy to have a regular paycheck again, and have the platform of the show to promote her various projects.
Looks like she finished up Chateau Sheree just in time! We bet she’s happy to have a steady check coming in. She’ll probably be super-lit on the show next season to make sure she secures that spot…