In case you were wondering, the husbands of the women who are cast on Real Housewives franchise are NOT being paid. As you know, BRAVO has a number of hit shows from this franchise, which bring in TONS of money from the network. However, only the women on the show are paid, not their better halfs. Andy Cohen, one of the show’s executive producers, confirmed this bit of tea on Sunday’s Watch What Happens Live! During a conversation with Phaedra Parks, he states:
It’s your show. The man, by the way, don’t are not paid to appear on the show. It’s all the women.
See the clip.
It’s more like a part time job for us. It’s not demanding all our time as much as it does for the girls. And we’re pretty much there for support for them. And benefits. There’s perks.
The Real Housewives documents the lives of several affluent housewives residing in varying regions throughout the United States. The first version, The Real Housewives of Orange County, premiered on March 21, 2006; its success resulted in spin-off series located in New York City and Atlanta in 2008; New Jersey in 2009; Washington, D.C. and Beverly Hills in 2010; Miami in 2011; Potomac and Dallas in 2016. The subsequent installments have proven similarly successful, and have resulted in numerous spin-off series of their own.
A few seasons back, there were rumors that there would be a special or a spin-off, based off the RHOA husbands. Unfortunately, it didn’t get much traction. P.S. Do you think it’s fair that the husbands aren’t paid?