The 'RHOC' Season 12 cast is already at war, and RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that Bravo producers have offered the ladies each a huge cash bonus to save their catfights for the cameras.
According to a source who works on pre-production for RHOC, "Bravo has added a $30,000 bonus to each of their contracts. But the only way that they will get the money is if they stay completely silent on social media!"
"They cannot bash each other, or reveal any secrets until the show airs," the insider said. "The producers really seem to want this upcoming season to be a surprise!"
As fans who follow Orange County's infamous housewives know, last season ended with Vicki Gunvalson, 54, and her sharp-tongued BFF, Kelly Dodd, 43, engaged in a bitter battle against frenemies Tamra Judge, 49, Shannon Beador, 52, and Heather Dubrow, 48.
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"Bravo knows that all of the ladies have such big mouths, but they also know that they are all money hungry," the insider told Radar.
"Basically, they are paying all of them to stay silent and not throw shade on social media or anywhere else until they are given permission to do so."
A Bravo rep did not respond to Radar's request for comment.
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