AceShowbiz - Ramona Singer was previously said to be refusing to film for a new season of "The Real Housewives of New York City" before her request to Bravo was met. Although it may make some fans wondering if it means she may exit the show, a new source assures to HollywoodLife.com that the 62-year-old is not planning to depart from the show.
"Ramona would never walk away from 'RHONY' as she absolutely loves doing the show. It's opened so many doors for her. She honestly feels right now she‘s living her best life," says the insider.
As to why she's been holding out for signing her contract, the source claims it is "because she feels there's extra money with Bethenny [Frankel] gone and she wants the right compensation." The source, however, claims that Ramona "knows she’s not going to walk" despite the salary issue.
"She feels she really helps make the show and couldn't care less what the other ladies think," continues the source, adding that the other cast members, including LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley and Tinsley Mortimer, know "she's coming back."
Additionally, Ramona wants to bring one other familiar face to return for the new season of "RHONY" along with her. "Ramona would love to have Jill Zarin return," spills the source, before adding, "Ramona continues to make a push for Jill to return full-time. She'd be thrilled to have her back." Jill previously guested in season 9, 10 and 11. It remains to be seen if Bravo will really grant her wish.
As Bethenny Frankel has exited from "RHONY", that would make Ramona the only OG cast member left on the series. With that being said, she was said to be "refusing to film for RHONY right now as she is hoping to get a bigger bump in salary."
An insider further claimed, "She feels like she is an OG of the show and now with Bethenny gone, there is more money, so she went back to Bravo asking for more and is unhappy with her initial offers. She knows her worth and is holding her ground."