’90 Day Fiancé’: Eric Rosenbrook Says What Cast Members Get Paid Is ‘Really Insulting’

90 Day Fiancé star Eric Rosenbrook has a bone to pick with TLC. Despite the franchise having millions of viewers, he says the cast members are paid less than any other reality show.

“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 in an interview with The Domenick Nati Show on July 4.

Eric and Leida of '90 Day Fiancé' | Instagram @_aicohen
Eric and Leida of ’90 Day Fiancé’ | Instagram @_aicohen

Danielle Jbali on how little ’90 Day Fiancé’ cast members get paid

Eric isn’t the first 90 Day Fiancé star to suggest TLC could pay them more. When Danielle Jbali was interviewed by Nati on June 16, she said cast members only make $1,000 per episode they’re featured in.

“I still have my job. I’ve always had a job, even doing the show. I’ve always kept my job. I’ve never quit my job. I’ve always kept it because you can’t live off of not knowing if you’re gonna be filming again,” she said.

As for how the stars get paid, Danielle says TLC pays them half up-front and the other half at the end of the season. That is, unless they break the NDA, which she says lasts nine months after the star’s final episode.

“They hold it so if you break your NDA you don’t get the rest of your money,” she said.  

Danielle also said that, sometimes, foreign cast members aren’t able to be paid.

“When the foreigner is in the U.S., the foreigner doesn’t get paid until after they get a work permit,” she said.

Danielle said, in her and Mohamed’s case, only she got paid during their first season. But she shared the money with her then-husband.

But during shows like Before the 90 Days and The Other Way, Danielle says foreign cast members are able to get paid.

“When they get to the U.S., they’re not allowed to work until after they do the adjustment of status and get the work permit. But when they go overseas to film, like the other show, Before the 90 Days and The Other Way, they get paid because they’re in their country and they’re able to work,” she said.

According to Eric, ’90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?’ cast members get paid the most

In his interview, Eric said Happily Ever After? cast members get paid the most.  

Happily Ever After? starts from $2,500. But you can negotiate. You can get $3,000 or $4,000 per person,” his wife, Leida Margaretha, agreed.


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Eric says TLC has approached him and Leida multiple times to be on Happily Ever After? but they won’t accept their counteroffer.  

“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.

Eric and Leida asked for $5,000 per person per episode and a truck.

They were like, ‘No, we don’t do that.’ And I was like, ‘Alright, cool. Then leave us alone,’” he said.