Nene Leakes is no longer the highest paid Housewife on Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta. Up until THIS season, Nene was the highest paid of all the housewives - but this season Kandi Burress took Nene's crown.
On a per episode basis, Nene actually makes more than Kandi. But this season, since Nene was suspended for the first 3 episodes - Kandi actually made more than Nene.
Nene was suspended for 4 episodes of the Bravo show - one episode from last season, and the first 3 episodes of this season. Since Nene gets paid $200K an episode - she lost a total of $800,000.
Kandi gets $180,000 per episode, but she isn't suspended. The current season of the Atlanta Housewives is 24 episodes - and Kandi will appear in each one.
Given Nene's suspension - she'll only make $4.2 million this season, as compared to Kandi's $4.3.
A fan asked Nene about Kandi passing her, and Nene confirmed that it's true:
Back in August it was reported that after a dramatic Real Housewives of Atlanta season 11 finale followed by an even more explosive reunion show, NeNe Leakes, 51, ended up in a feud with nearly all of her castmates. She even unfollowed everyone but Marlo Hampton on social media in March. But according to Kandi Burruss, NeNe is making a better effort at trying to get along with her co-stars as season 12 had been taping.