Kim Zolciak and her family are returning to Bravo TV for the eighth season of Don’t Be Tardy after reportedly receiving some major pay raises.
While there have been swirling rumors regarding low ratings and a potential cancelation of the series, a new report claims the salaries of both Kim and her oldest daughter, Brielle Biermann, have been raised by 20 percent.
“Kim is likely getting a 20 percent raise that will give her $125,000 per episode,” a source revealed to Radar Online days ago. “Now she will likely get about $1,800,000 per season.”
According to the report, Kim made $1.15 million for season seven. As for Brielle, she was bumped from her $16,000-per-episode season seven salary to nearly a quarter million dollars for the entirety of season eight.
“Brielle could be making over $230,000 for the season,” the source shared.
As fans will recall, Kim reportedly refused to film Don’t Be Tardy in 2018 after being slammed for a comment she made about racism not existing on The Real Housewives of Atlanta season 10 reunion but eventually returned to production for the show’s seventh season later that year.
“Kim tried to play hardball with Bravo because she was mad about the way she was portrayed as a racist on the RHOA reunion,” the insider explained.
Although Kim was rumored to have been fired from The Real Housewives of Atlanta after the shocking comment, which she later apologized for, Bravo TV chose to continue airing her spinoff.
“Kim got booted from RHOA but her own show didn’t do so badly, in fact, the executives were so happy with the ratings that they gave her another season,” the source explained.
Prior to the news of her salary raise, Kim was sued by American Express for allegedly failing to pay a $215,000 credit card bill.
Don’t Be Tardy season seven airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.
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