I feel like I have had this RHOBH Tea forever. So, I’m going to try to give you the timeline that might explain why I have waited so long to post it. It’s mostly about Erika Girardi and Dorit Kemsley.
First of all, I asked SOURCE about Erika’s Girardi’s salary back in mid-October. I’d been seeing all sorts of people claiming (guessing) how much she was making. According, my my EXCLUSIVE SOURCE WHO ACTUALLY KNOWS. Erika Girardi made $68,000 per episode this season for a total with the FOUR REUNION EPISODES of That is $1,632,000 for the season. Wow. She is just so broke! That episode rate seemed a bit high for her, so I asked if she negotiated a higher salary for this season (because she should have) but SOURCE said no, that was her standard contractual increase.
How Much Does Erika Girardi Make?
Another reason for the delayed Erika Girardi tea was about that time rumors were swirling about Dorit Kemsley and her precarious position on the show. I’m not one to jump on the bandwagon of the rumor mill for things I have a source that can confirm or deny. On October 28th, I was told, “Pick-up letters went out. She did not get one. There is a rush to follow Erika Girardi picking up the pieces of her life. They want a play by play timeline of what she does next. Same cast, minus Dorit.” So that was solved. But, as I frequently overshare, I’m dealing with a lot over her and have for some reason been avoiding catching you guys up on the tea. I can put that off. And just do recaps.
Later, on October 28th, the news came out that Dorit had been “robbed at gunpoint.” I linked my source for a change. We discussed the timing of the robbery. Filming was to begin the next week. We were both skeptical. I was waiting to see if there was any skepticism from my source about the break in because she started filming right when that happened. Later, Andy Cohen would say that he is shocked by how well she is doing after such a frightening endeavor. Make of that what you will.
Did Dorit Get Her Contract Back After The “Robbery?”
I didn’t get a response to my question about the robbery giving her a contract back until November 7th. The response was, “Basically. They were asking her to be a friend at most at first, but they want to tie that headline into the show. Because ratings soar with storylines ripped straight from the headlines. Jen Shah, Porsha Williams, Erika Girardi , etc. So we shall see if she can keep enough going to hold her diamond or just appear in a limited number of episodes.”
Also,”Cameras have started rolling. They essentially pick up from where the reunion left off. Erika’s Girardi’s life is in shambles. All of the ladies will return with Dorit and Sutton’s roles unconfirmed at this time but expect both to be featured. Dorit filmed this week. They got pick-ups of her home invasion aftermath. The ladies traveled to Palm Springs for an all cast. (The all cast was the opening of Kyle’s new brick and mortar shop in Palm Springs.) Bravo is milking the topical stories.”
For me, Dorit’s “burglars” look awfully calm and in no real hurry to either break in or get away. There was also apparently no mention of a gun in the police report. Lots of interesting things about that situation to me. For example, surveillance cameras were on but not the alarm? Feel free to draw your own conclusions.
So what is your response? Are you shocked by Erika Girardi’s salary? Thoughts on Dorit’s robbery? Could you get up the next day and film a reality show with your kids in the house?