Apparently, it really pays to get knocked up out of wedlock when your mom is a failed politician.
Courtesy of Radar Online:
Bristol Palin Opens a New Window. will be making a huge salary on Teen Mom OG, as Us Weekly Opens a New Window. has reported.
Producers gave former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin ‘s high-profile daughter, 27, a whopping $250,000 for the first season of the MTV reality show, a source told Us.
Bristol will also receive an additional $50,000 for each option exercised for possible second and third years on the show, according to the website.
She will also receive an additional $50,000 for each option exercised.
“She could be making $350,000 [a year] in three years!” the insider marveled.
As obscene as that sounds and holy crap that is obscene, it is actually less than Bristol was asking for:
“Bristol came in hoping for a very big payday, and really thought she could and would get $500,000. [But] none of the Teen Moms, even Farrah Abraham, made close to that when they first started or even now,” the insider noted.
That’s the Palin credo, “More money, more money, more money.”
I am going to suggest that the reason this leaked is as a big “fuck you” to estranged husband Dakota Meyer.
“I don’t need you Medal of Honor winner, I can make more moola on my own!”
However, Bristol may have just screwed herself by failing to learn the lesson taught to Levi Johnston during her last child custody case.
He made the mistake of earning several large sums of money before it was time to determine his child custody payments and the sum was based on an unsustainable cash flow, which ultimately emptied out his bank accounts and left him thousands of dollars in debt.
If this gig does not last long, and Dakota divorces her and wins joint custody, she could be paying thousands of dollars that she will not be able to maintain in the coming years.
If that indeed happens I have a feeling that Levi Johnston will spend the day doubled over with laughter.