’90 Day Fiancé’: Eric and Leida Turned Down ‘Happily Ever After’ Because TLC Wouldn’t Give Them More Money and a Truck
Leida Margaretha and Eric Rosenbrook are “done” with 90 Day Fiancé. They felt they were portrayed unfairly and that TLC tries to control them with their contracts. But that doesn’t mean the couple hasn’t been asked to appear on any of the franchise spinoffs.
Eric and Leida say TLC keeps asking them to be on ’90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?’
In an interview Leida and Eric did with The Domenick Nati Show on July 4, they said TLC “keep[s] asking [them]” to be on Happily Ever After, but they “prefer to keep refusing them.”
Eric says one of the reasons they keep saying no to a spinoff is the amount of pay they’re offered. He feels it’s far too low.
“I mean, you look at the recent announcements of the salaries of reality TV stars and it’s like the most popular one, 90 Day Fiancé, pays the least. Like, by a lot. And it’s really insulting, for what we go through and what they put us through. It’s not worth it,” he said.
Nati offered that he’s heard cast members are paid $1,000 per episode, to which Leida and Eric nodded their heads in agreement.
The couple revealed that Happily Ever After cast members get paid more, though.
“Happily Ever After starts from $2,500. But you can negotiate. You can get $3,000 or $4,000 per person,” said Leida.
Eric said, when TLC came to them to see if they’d do the spinoff, he and Leida counteroffered with something they weren’t willing to comply with.
“They turned down our counteroffers, so we were like, ‘Alright, they must not want us that bad.’ We counteroffered with something that they couldn’t, that they wouldn’t do. Just so they’d stop asking us,” he said.
So what’d they ask for? $5,000 per person per episode and a truck.
“I was like, ‘And I want a truck.’ And they were like, ‘No, we don’t do that.’ And I was like, ‘Alright, cool. Then leave us alone,’” said Eric.
Why Eric and Leida don’t want to be on ’90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?’
Another reason the couple is hesitant to appear on Happily Ever After is the contract.
“We’re done. Because once you sign for Happily Ever After, they basically own you,” said Leida.
“They can draft you into any other season after that,” said Eric. “Once you sign that first Happily Ever After, it’s in there that they can pretty much pull you into anything they want. They own you for at least a while.”
While Eric says he’d “be OK with” appearing on Pillow Talk, Leida is more hesitant.
“You will never know how this production will portray you,” she said. “We’ve been there, done that.”