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Ex-'RHONY' Star Jill Zarin Believes The Cast Will Be Hit With A Salary Cut Ahead Of Season 13

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By Lindsay Cronin

Jill Zarin believes the cast of "The Real Housewives of New York City," which currently includes Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley, and Leah McSweeney, will be facing a payout as they prepare to embark on the upcoming production of season 13.

While Bravo has not yet announced that the series has been renewed, Jill addressed the coming episodes during a recent appearance on the "Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef" podcast, telling the host that the cast should be ready for salary reductions.

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Jill Zarin Doesn't Believe Bravo Can Afford To Award The 'RHONY' Cast With Big Paychecks

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“I think they’re [Bravo] going to take this opportunity to cut because I don’t know if they can afford to keep paying the salaries they’re paying when they’re, you know, losing viewers to Netflix and losing viewers to different avenues,” she explained.

According to Jill, she believes the long running series will also be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

“[I think] they’re not going to be able to do the trips and all that because the COVID, it’s just changed everything,” she shared.

'Real Housewives' Should Prepare Themselves For Pay Cuts

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“So I don’t know if they’re going to be able to make the same money as they were. I’m not the only one to think [what] I think. I think that some of the Housewives have actually said that!" Jill continued. "Look what happened with Tamra [Judge] and Vicki [Gunvalson] wasn’t that over money? I thought that was over money.”

Tamra and Vicki quit their roles on "The Real Housewives of Orange County" earlier this year after being the show's longest running cast members for several years.

Jill Zarin Isn't Open To Returning To 'RHONY'

Jill Zarin and daughter Ally pose on a boat.
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“It’s not even an option that I’m entertaining,” she said when asked about a possible return.

“I mean, it’s, you know, I think the answer is no, that ship has sailed,” she noted. “And I always said, ‘I don’t want to do the show if I am not having fun anymore.’ And I didn’t find it fun anymore. I don’t think it’s fun. Killing each other and fighting with girls you don’t even like. Being forced to take trips with girls you don’t want to be with. I mean, you know, it’s not me.”

Jill Zarin Was Booted From The 'RHONY' Cast After Season Four

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After starring on "The Real Housewives of New York City" cast in a full-time role for the show's first four seasons, Jill, along with Alex McCord, Cindy Barshop, Kelly Bensimon, and were suddenly booted from the series in what may have been the biggest "Real Housewives" cast shakeup of all time.

To see more of the "Real Housewives of New York City" cast, don't miss new episodes of the series' 12th season this and every Thursday night at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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