NeNe’s In Control! Leakes Driving Hard Bargain For ‘RHOA’ Season 9

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Jun. 13 2016, Updated 7:37 p.m. ET

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NeNe Leakes’ contract negotiations are always the most tense, but as the highest paid Housewife out of all the franchises, she drives a hard bargain, has exclusively learned.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star only returned to Season 8 as a part-time cast member, but the drama she brought with her was ratings gold and the producers are making sure she’ll be back again.

“NeNe has a lot of production deals in the works,” a source close to the 48-year-old reality star told

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“And that is what she wants to do, more than just be a housewife BUT she knows where her money comes from and it comes from Bravo.”

As previously reported, Leakes was earning $2million a season  — by far the most money of any of the ladies — but her popularity and ability to deliver a story that that fans want to know more about convinced the Bravo execs to keep her around.

“NeNe is not dumb. She does exactly what needs to be done on RHOA,” the source explained to

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“She is not afraid to fight with anyone and her take on every story is what the fans want. No one cares about the random ladies on the show. NeNe is the one they tune in to watch. So she will be back, earning the big bucks and laughing all the way to the bank.”

Do you think NeNe is worth all the money she makes on RHOA? Sound off in comments below.



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