Two years later, it’s likely that Jenelle’s paycheck has only gone up. It was recently revealed that MTV paid Jenelle a whopping $15,000 bonus just so she’d let them film at her wedding!
Maci Bookout even opened up about her paychecks in her memoir Bulletproof. She wrote:
“Reality TV can make you very famous, but you basically get the s**t end of the deal: Everyone knows your name and talks about you, but there’s no red-carpet prestige or glamorous piles of money. Once you become a so-called reality TV star, people immediately think you’re a high-end celebrity and you travel the world and have a mansion and so much money and all these other things they associate with having your face on television. The fact is, my real life isn’t that much different from what it would have been without MTV. I still live in Chattanooga and go to Wal-Mart and buy bread and milk.”