Jules Wainstein joined The Real Housewives of New York last year because she thought it would be fun to film a reality show with her friend, Dorinda Medley. But it didn’t take long for Wainstein to complain about her husband, Michael Wainstein. During the first couple of episodes, she revealed that everything was perfect, because he was working in the same building where they were living. So he could quickly come home for dinner. However, it was clear that he was rarely available, and Jules would wait at home with dinner ready for him. In addition, his children were often crying, wondering where their father was when she was on trips with the ladies.
According to a new Radar Online report, Jules Wainstein learned that her husband was having an affair after the Bravo cameras had left her. The ladies wrapped filming earlier this spring, but the affair wasn’t exposed until May. Michael filed for divorce in July, and he’s spending plenty of time with his mistress these days. They have been spotted in New York together. Apparently, Bravo saw an opportunity to make Jules’ storyline more creative and they decided to film additional scenes.
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“Jules and Michael’s divorce was finally interesting so the producers manipulated the scenes to fit into the narrative that he was the scoundrel in the relationship,” a source from The Real Housewives of New York has revealed to Radar Online, revealing that Michael, who filed for divorce in July, was spotted with his children in the Hamptons just a few days ago.
“They were filming things in the last few weeks that weren’t part of the original season shot,” the source continued, adding that she has one of the lowest salaries in the franchise, saying, “Jules only got about $60,000 to be on the show. It was really low.”
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Jules Wainstein has never talked about the couple’s money troubles, so it is possible that the $60,000 wasn’t even something she cared about. However, Wainstein wasn’t working when the season started, which made Michael the sole provider. Hopefully for her, they have a prenuptial agreement, so she isn’t left with nothing. Radar Online hints that Wainstein was desperate to make some money now that her husband was leaving her, and it sounds like her juice business may not be making as much money these days as she would have hoped.
Wainstein is “hoping her divorce will give her a bigger story line and keep her on the show for another season. Bravo seems to really like all of the drama. Her story line exploded,” the source adds.
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It would definitely be interesting to see how Jules moves on from this drama. If she returns to The Real Housewives of New York next season, she could share her side of the story, make some money, and stay in New York for the sake of her children. But she may need to open up more about her own life and not get other people to help her out, including the accusation that she’s hired a ghostwriter to write her blogs for her.
“She doesn’t write her stuff herself,” the source said about Jules Wainstein, according to Radar Online, adding, “Please. That isn’t how she sounds. She fired the first person and then she hired someone she knows through one of her kids to write it for her.”
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It has been a few months since Michael was caught cheating on her and it sounds like Wainstein can make fun of him these days. According to Radar Online, she recently posted a picture on Instagram, asking where her better half was.
What do you think of Jules Wainstein getting more filming done for The Real Housewives of New York after her divorce?
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