The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey will be returning to the top Bravo show next year, but she's going to do so at a substantial discount.

Cynthia is taking a 50% pay cut, to come back to the show. But don't feel sorry for Cynthia though, she's still going to make big bank.

The beautiful former model had been making $640,000 per season. Now, according to a Bravo insider, she'll be making a hefty $325,000.

Cynthia was NOT expected to return to the show, but given her willingness to take a paycheck reduction, the Bravo team invited her back. Our insider explained, "She's a bargain now - so we're bringing her back."

Cynthia, Porsha, and Tanya Sam all have been asked back for next season of the Atlanta Housewives. Tanya Sam is now a full time, "peach holding" member of the cast.

Nene, Kandi, and Marlo have also been asked to return. No word yet on Eva and Shamari.

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