RadarOnline.com exclusively learned the news days after reporting the Countess has become a “huge liability” for the Bravo show due to her ongoing legal issues.
An insider told RadarOnline.com she thinks she’s “invincible,” but show producers are beginning to think otherwise.
RHONY star Bethenny Frankel has also been dealing with legal drama thanks to her seemingly never-ending custody war with her ex. And though de Lesseps’ issues are more problematic for the show, a source told RadarOnline.com she’s more likely to survive the purge.
Following her cabaret success, de Lesseps feels more powerful than ever, and now, so much so that she’s asking Bravo for a raise!
“She wants more money than Bethenny, which would essentially make her the highest paid housewife,” said the insider.
As RadarOnline.com readers know, the Skinnygirl mogul has previously complained about her RHONY income despite being one of the richest housewives. In 2017, she threw a fit over NeNe Leakes’ impressive salary, which today is at a whopping $2.85 million per season.
Amid de Lesseps' pleas for more money, a source close to her told RadarOnline.com friends and family hope she leaves the show, as it's become triggering for her.
“Luann will never be able to live a sober and peaceful life until she’s off this reality show. Booze is everyone on the show and she knows she needs to not only change her behavior but also everyone around her," said the insider. "How can she stay sober and be on a show where alcohol is practically a full time member of the cast?”