Aesthetically Speaking

NeNe Leakes becomes Bravo’s highest paid ‘Housewife’

NeNe Leakes secured a $1 Million contract, which made her the highest paid cast member of the popular reality tv series “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

Keeping it real pays for Leakes, as viewers have grown to love her no-nonsense attitude, finger snapping and ever so popular “NeNe-isms.” The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (RHOA) brake-out star signed yet another contract with Bravo, ushering in season six of the RHOA show. Leakes received a hefty raise plus bonuses so there is no question that the last standing original “Housewife of Atlanta” will once again be the focal point of the show.

Reports have confirmed that the other ladies have signed their contracts and are ready for season six; however, the cast hasn’t overlooked the salary jump for Leakes. The notion has surfaced that Leakes wouldn’t be nearly as popular if she didn’t have the other ladies to argue with. Interestingly her tune has changed a lot compared to previous seasons; with the absence of Kim Zolciak-Biermann, Leakes has calmed her nerves tremendously.

Reality television doesn’t always include catfights. In recent shows, Leakes has become more supportive of her castmates while focusing on her own acting career. The reality star can be seen on “The New Normal” as Rocky, the outspoken assistant to Bryan Buckley (Andrew Rannells).

Season five of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” recently wrapped with a memorable reunion where Leakes and her nemesis, Zolciak-Biermann, surprised viewers by embracing one another. Could this mean that Zolciak-Biermann will return to the show now that Leakes is playing nice? The verdict is still out on that, but one thing is certain: the outspoken Leakes has let her ex-husband of 14 years, Gregg Leakes, back in and he quickly won her heart over for the second time. She now has a blossoming career and a love that is stronger than before. Mrs. Leakes has arrived.

April 23, 2013
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