Porsha Williams has reportedly been the lowest-paid cast member of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but her salary is said to have increased thanks to her sharing her baby news with the show.
Williams announced she was pregnant in the Friday, Sept. 21, issue of People magazine. And the star plans on sharing her journey in front of RHOA cameras, as her cast member Shamea Morton teased to Atlanta Black Star earlier this month.
Now it seems her willingness to share has resulted in a huge payday, according to Radar Online.
“Porsha was making $800,000 last season, but this season she is getting a massive raise of over $1.25 million,” a source told the website Tuesday, Sept. 25. “This also guarantees Porsha another season on RHOA and she will probably keep getting raises after that.”
The “RHOA” star, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Dennis McKinley, is reportedly getting paid the same amount former “RHOA” star Kenya Moore received before her departure from the series. However, it’s still less than the reported $2.5 million NeNe Leakes earns on the show.
“Porsha is going to film through October and it is going to be all about the baby” the insider added.
Williams had been faced with pregnancy rumors for months before finally confirming the news. Fans speculated that everything from sporting a flowy top in a photo shoot to hiding her belly with a weight loss supplement box meant a bun was in the oven.
But Williams’ cautiousness for announcing her new arrival made sense once she disclosed she had a miscarriage six years ago.
“I’ve had a miscarriage before in my past, which I’ve also been open about because I suffer with fibroids and had to have a myomectomy,” she told People magazine. “So just the fear of, ‘Is the baby going to be okay? Will I make it full term?’ All those questions that you ask if you’ve had a miscarriage before.”