We know that the stars of The Real Housewives of Atlanta make a pretty penny for allowing Bravo cameras to capture their every move for several months out of the year — RHoA’s own NeNe Leakes is reportedly the franchise’s top earner, pulling in $750,000 to $1 million a season — but exactly how much do the Real Househusbands make for their time on the successful reality show?
Former RHoNY star Bethenny Frankel asked Gregg Leakes, Apollo Nida, and Peter Thomas that exact question when the fellas appeared on Bethenny today, January 30, and their answer truly shocked us. “No,” the gentleman responded in unison with Peter elaborating, “It’s more like a part-time job for us, it’s not demanding all of our time as much as it do for the girls. We’re pretty much there as support for them.”
“And benefits,” Gregg chimed in, citing the dinners and nice vacations that come with being married to a Bravo star.
However, Peter also admitted that there are times when he doesn’t like being married to a reality personality, and when Bethenny asked if the men felt they were paying a price for their wives’ success, Cynthia Bailey’s hubby was quick to answer, “100 percent.”
Phaedra Parks’ man Apollo continued, “For me, I think so. Coming from six years in prison and then thrown into a TV show was kind of difficult. I think from the first time coming off I was very quiet, kind of shy. It was just a difficult transition for me.”
But when Bethenny asked the men how they felt about fame, Gregg saved the day. “We’re byproducts, we’re support, we are the wind beneath these women’s wings. We know our lane. We know what we need to do and what we don’t need to do.”
Are you surprised that the husbands don’t make any money for their time on RHoA? Watch the clip below and weigh in!