Credit: KID/Splash News Photo: Teresa Giudice Dines With Kim D. on September 11, 2012

Kim D. DePaola has been a part of The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast (at least peripherally) for several seasons now, but could the “friend” of the Housewives really be on her way to joining the drama on a permanent basis? After all the drama she started last season, it could be a possibility!

According to All About The Real Housewives, Kim D. has been given a contract for Season 5 of RHoNJ. A show insider close to Kim spills, “Producers wanted Kim D to appear on season five’s RHONJ but she refused to film for free! She explained to producers that she has been filming unpaid the past four seasons and she won’t continue to do it.”

“Kim then got some lawyers involved who made a contract with producers stating that Kim D will be getting paid for her appearances and she’ll be cast as a ‘friend of the housewives,’” the source continued.

Way to work it, Kim D! Are you excited to see more of her on a new season of RHoNJ? Vote below! 

Source: All About The Real Housewives