The former cast member of the hit reality show 90 Days Fiance, Danielle Jbali has made a shocking revelation about the show. The 47-year-old says that the foreign cast doesn’t always get paid.
’90 Days Fiance’ is an American reality show which is telecasted on TLC that includes couples from various parts of the world that stay together for 90 days and on the last day they get married. However, this can be a shock to the 90 Day Fiance‘s fans that the foreign cast members aren’t paid at all.
A few days back, the cast member Danielle Jbali was having a chat with Domenick Nati on The Domenick Nati Show where she revealed how much they get paid.
According to Jbali, the payment is something around $10,000 if someone is in all the episodes for the season. This means for per episode of the show, they are only paid around $1000 which is nothing to scoff at, and it’s certainly not the big pile of money some fans seem to assume reality television stars are raking in for their appearances.
Jbali explained, “I’ve always had a job, even doing the show, I’ve always kept my job. I’ve never quit my job. I’ve always kept it because you can’t live off of not knowing if you’re gonna be filming again.”
TLC used to only give cast members half of the money upfront. Jbali had been giving half money at the start of the season in 2014 and rest was paid at the end of the season. This means that the show holds back the couples and if some duo decides to leave the show in the between they won’t get the rest of the money, Jbali added. It’s unclear if that’s still their practice.
“When they get to the U.S., they’re not allowed to work until after they do the adjustment of status and get the work permit. But when they go overseas to film, like the other show, Before the 90 Days and The Other Way, they get paid because they’re in their country and they’re able to work,” she added.