Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta reality star Joseline Hernandez is considered to be one of the franchise’s most popular castmates, but in a recent interview, she disclosed that the hard work she put into helping make the show a success boosted her pay by leaps and bounds.
In a recent interview with former Real Housewives of Atlanta executive producer Carlos King, the “Puerto Rican Princess” shared that when she first began, they nearly quadrupled her salary because of how entertaining she was.
“Within the first week I went from making like $1,500 per episode to making $11,000 per episode,” Hernandez confessed. “In a week. I didn’t ask for them to bump me up, they bumped me up,” adding that at one point, she was making $50,000 per episode.
“Then second season, I was making like $15,000, and then like by the end of second season I went up to like $20,000…they just kept bumping me up,” she shared. “They was just throwing money at me they was like ‘we don’t want her not to come to work’…they would just bump me up. They did that for years.”
If our math serves us correctly, this would mean Hernandez made close to $2 million working on the reality show, considering how many episodes and spin-offs she appeared on.
But sometimes there’s a price to pay for fame.
Last month, Hernandez was booked and slapped with two felony charges for fighting at an exhibition show in Florida.
During her arraignment, the judge informed her that prosecutors would be charging her with two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer.
Hernandez stood stone-faced as the judge explained that she would be taken into custody to be booked on the new charges.
As previously reported, Hernandez had a warrant out for her arrest after she got into a physical confrontation with Big Lex, a former contestant on her Zeus Network show Joseline’s Cabaret, earlier this year.
Florida prosecutors have filed numerous charges against the 36-year-old mother of one, including felony resisting officers with violence, felony battery on a law enforcement officer, misdemeanor battery, misdemeanor battery causing bodily harm and misdemeanor trespassing.