Leah McSweeney got her money.
Last week, The Post reported that the recent addition to the “Real Housewives of New York City” was ready to walk after being offered a “pathetically low” pay raise for her sophomore season of the Bravo show. But now we’re told the co-star has been given a bump from $3,000 to $10,000 an episode.
On Monday, McSweeney, who just signed on with WME, confirmed she was coming back. We are told that other cast members also got an increase in salary. Another source told us that all the women, including McSweeney “got the standard wage increase.”
Meanwhile, we’re told there will be strict shooting guidelines amid the pandemic, including multiple COVID tests per week, quarantining and closed sets with no extras, said the source. “If they are at a restaurant there will be no other patrons,” said the insider.
We hear the show will also be featuring a new cast member, a 37-year-old black woman whose identity remains a mystery. The women will be shooting in the city and the Hamptons, said the source.