“This was just like Vicki’s,” an insider dished to Radar about her proposal that was filmed for the show on Friday, July 26.
“Mike got on one knee and proposed, he gave her a huge rock,” the source dished as cameras were rolling, capturing the romantic gesture that was far from organic.
While Cynthia scored a whopping $1.8 million for the season, her job was in jeopardy without the engagement.
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“Cynthia promised an engagement to get her contract this season,” a source snitched to Radar about the plan to keep her job secure.
“Cynthia has this mapped out after she almost lost her job last season,” the source said about the “surprise” proposal.
“It’s just like Vicki,” the source snitched about Real Housewives of Orange County star Gunvalson’s engagement to Steve Lodge that kept her from getting fired from the franchise.
“She sped it up so she could keep her job,” the insider said about Cynthia’s proposal at her store, Bailey’s Wine Cellar.
RHOC star Vicki was demoted to “friend” status on the show, and the source told Radar Cynthia would do “anything for a job,” like the West Coast Bravolebrity.
Cynthia’s big day was scheduled to take place in the next season, the insider said. “Cynthia and Mike really like each other and seem very happy so they’re not rushing down the aisle.”
Cynthia was surrounded by her RHOA co-stars with one glaring absence – NeNe Leakes was not at the event and was not there to watch the proposal.