Did Raquel Leviss really make less than Bethenny Frankel‘s interns during her time on Vanderpump Rules? While that’s what the Real Housewives of New York City alum claimed on her podcast on Wednesday, a new report suggests otherwise.
As sources close to the situation are sharing just how much Raquel, 28, made for her role on season 10, which featured the exposing of her seven-month-long affair with Tom Sandoval, 40, Raquel was met with criticism over the interview from co-star Katie Maloney, 36.
“What in the hot garbage is this?” Katie asked, as seen in a screenshot shared by Bravo Snark Side on Instagram, after coming across the interview on social media.
In her interview with Bethenny, 52, on Just B With Bethenny, Raquel took aim at false narratives being portrayed about her, including her supposedly close relationship with Ariana Madix, 38, who she said she never hung out with one-on-one off-camera. She also suggested Sandoval and Ariana’s relationship was nothing more than a facade.
Also during the podcast episode, Bethenny told Raquel that she made less than she was paying her own interns, which seemed to come as a surprise to Raquel, who hinted that she will not be featured in the series’ upcoming 11th season on the episode.
Although the former RHONY star seemed to be aware of Raquel’s salary, sources told TMZ on August 16 that she made more than $350,000 for the latest season of Vanderpump Rules, which is nearly $20,000 per episode for the season’s 19 episodes.
The outlet went on to say that Bethenny either had no idea what Raquel actually was paid for season 10 — or is “overpaying her interns.”
As Pump Rules fans may have heard, the cast is said to be convinced that Raquel, who has been spending time in Arizona after completing a two-month mental health treatment program, will not be returning to the show.
Vanderpump Rules season 11 is expected to begin airing on Bravo sometime later this year or early next year.