"Bethenny saw reports about what Nene is getting and is livid," a source exclusively told Radar. "She wants to be the best paid housewife!"
Right after Radar exposed that Nene will bank $2 million for the new season of RHOA, the Real Housewives of New York star, 46, flew into a fit of rage.
"The network gave her the most lucrative deal in network history," a production insider told Radar last week.
"Along with a lucrative seven-figure salary, Nene has a most favored nations clause which allows her to have preferential treatment when it comes to scheduling filming events around her personal and business scheduled," the source added.
As Radar readers will remember, Leakes, 49, left the show after seven seasons to pursue other opportunities. But after three months of negotiations, the network is bleeding cash to have the in-demand reality star back.
"Filming started this week and Nene is expected to be a center storyline," the insider continued.
Meanwhile, Frankel has been trying to cool off and rake in attention by introducing her new boyfriend, Russ Theriot, to the cameras. The two were recently spotted putting on a PDA show on the beach.
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