Kaitlyn Bristowe Drops Details of ‘Bachelorette,’ ‘DWTS’ Salaries

Spilling the wage tea! Kaitlyn Bristowe dropped particulars of her actuality TV contracts — together with how a lot she was supplied to be the Bachelorette — throughout a candid dialog with Jason Tartick.

Bristowe, 37, advised her fiancé throughout half certainly one of her look on his “Buying and selling Secrets and techniques” podcast that she was dwelling off of the $1,500 ABC gave her between season 19 of The Bachelor and season 11 of The Bachelorette in 2015 when negotiating her gig because the potential star. (Followers will recall Britt Nilsson was additionally picked and the contestants voted for the lead on evening 1.)

“I believe they supplied me $40,000. You’d suppose I’d be like, ‘Jackpot! Signal me up!’” Bristowe quipped.

The “Off the Vine” podcast host, nevertheless, was suggested to rent an leisure lawyer, who her stepdad helped her pay “an upfront retainer of 5 grand.”

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“He modified rather a lot and negotiated my contract massive time for me,” she continued. “One of many government producers stated to me, ‘You bought an leisure lawyer, and also you’re asking for this sum of money? I’m sorry. I assumed that is about love for you.’ F—ok off! It’s about love and cash, OK? They go hand in hand for me proper now. As a result of they stated you’re going towards Britt, I used to be like, ‘I’m not doing it.’ After which I stated, ‘I’ll solely do it in the event you paid me as a lot as you paid Chris Soules.’ I stated I wished to make the identical as he did.”

Prior to now, Bachelors have revealed that they had been supplied $75,000 to $100,000 handy out roses.

Whereas Bristowe was “apprehensive” that she would lose the gig to Nelson, she added: “However I had additionally negotiated that if it was her I nonetheless received cash.”

As Bachelor Nation is aware of, Bristowe was named the star and ended up engaged to Shawn Sales space. The twosome break up in 2018 — however she nonetheless has the Neil Lane engagement ring as they lasted greater than two years.

“Neil Lane has first rights of shopping for it again,” she advised Tartick, including that she’d estimate she may promote the ring for $30,000 if she had permission.

Bristowe went on to seem on — and win — Dancing With the Stars in 2020.

“You get a bonus each week that you simply make it,” she stated of the DWTS salaries, claiming that the runner-ups make the identical because the winner. “The ultimate 4 are within the remaining episode, all of them receives a commission the identical. … However your signing bonus, I believe you’ll be able to negotiate a bit, like, to signal to say you’re happening the present.”

She added that she was advised the coveted mirrorball trophy price $10,000 to make.

In the case of her “most profitable” gig, nevertheless, Bristowe named cohosting seasons 17 and 18 of The Bachelorette after Chris Harrison’s exit — regardless of her and Tayshia Adams being named “visitors” within the credit.

“They didn’t wish to cross what a bunch would make,” she stated. “I believe we received slightly extra [for Michelle Young’s season than Katie Thurston’s season].”

In 2022, ABC named Jesse Palmer the everlasting host of The Bachelor franchise.