An article claiming to know how much the stars of "The Real Housewives Of Orange County" are paid is fake news. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this story about their supposed salaries. A show insider tells us the numbers published by RadarOnline are "inaccurate."

According to the webloid, Bravo "rewarded" Tamra Judge, who joined the show several seasons ago, with a "$600,000 a season [paycheck] to fight with her friends" on the reality series. The site further contends that Judge's son, Ryan Vieth, and the mother of his daughter, Sarah Rodriguez, allegedly divvy up $200,000 for bringing the drama with their intense fights over their child.

Meanwhile, Vicki Gunvalson is the show's "cash cow," contends the site, claiming she makes "a whopping $750,000 per season" for having the "most outrageous" moments on the show, which include everything from her "troubled dating life" to the scandal involving her ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers untruthfully claiming he had cancer. Gunvalson's friend Kelly Dodd earns "one of the smallest paychecks in the history of the show," asserts the webloid. Its supposed "source" says, "Kelly was only given $150,000 to come back again." The outlet then compares Dodd's salary to Judge's family's "huge paycheck," and expresses that Gunvalson's pal is "getting the shaft."

While RadarOnline is seemingly trying to create as much drama as the plotlines of the reality series, its information is nearly as phony as Ayers' cancer. A source connected to the Bravo show exclusively assures Gossip Cop that the salaries posted by the often discredited site are entirely "inaccurate"and the report is "fake news." While it's really no one's business what others are paid, we can attest that the numbers are off.

Sadly, we're not surprised by this untrue claim. The webloid has been wrong a number of times about the "Real Housewives." Among the most absurd stories was a 2012 article that painstakingly detailed "the most drama filled reunion taping" of the Beverly Hills franchise. The problem was the shooting for that special didn't even take place for several months after the fabricated report was published. In addition to that total falsehood, Gossip Cop busted the site when it wrongly alleged in 2015 that the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" was canceled. Much like those tall tales, the latest about the Orange County stars' salaries is also completely off-base.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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