Renee Byrd was portrayed as a high-volume nanny from hell on the Atlanta based medical reality show, Married To Medicine — but according to “Miss Renee,” her stint on Bravo was marked by lies, broken promises and production fakery.
AllAboutTheTea.com spoke exclusively to Renee, and got the true tea on her experience on the Bravo reality series — and she didn’t hold back. Renee began by dishing that Dr. Contessa Metcalfe had applied to be in the show before — but was shot down, because she was “too boring.”
“The lady [Married To Medicine production] told me that I was the one that got Contessa on the show. I was told I wouldn’t be on contract,” began Renee. “I only did the show FOR HER because I knew she wanted the show BADLY. She told me she wanted to be a screenwriter.”
Renee busted the truth wide open about her true relationship with Dr. Contessa — and described the fakery that went down. She admitted that she became increasingly upset, as the season unfolded.
“I told Contessa I would do one show, but it ended up that I was doing more than one. They kept calling me to film several scenes but no one was doing my make up and I wasn’t being paid,” Renee said. “I’m doing everything for her and getting nothing, so I started to feel used and abused.”
“She has told so many lies. We were just friends. I was NOT a mother figure to Contessa. We hung out and drank and I would give her advice on how to handle the women (when they got shady),” Renee added.
Renee revealed that she was not nanny to Dr. Contessa’s children at the time — and that such a scenario was all production smoke and mirrors.
“I was presented as her nanny that did not do what she told me to do, but I was not her nanny. When they (Contessa and production) called me I hadn’t been her nanny for a very long time, because she was staying at home a lot,” Renee spilled. “I told Contessa I would do one show but it ended up that I was doing more than one. They kept calling me to film several scenes, but no one was doing my make up and I wasn’t being paid.”
“Contessa called me from New Orleans pretending to act like I was at her house babysitting the kids, but she had hired another babysitter and was pretending while they filmed her,” Renee revealed.
Fans know that Renee shook things up — and producers liked what they saw Contessa — not so much.
“Contessa wanted to be in the spotlight but the producers wanted to film me more, and Contessa became jealous of me. Contessa told the producers they’re taping me too much. They were a lot of times Contessa didn’t know I was coming to her house to film,” Renee said.
Renee also spilled that she never received any sort of compensation for her time with Bravo — and claimed that Dr. Contessa reneged on a promise.
“Contessa told me, they’re only paying her $2,000 an episode but that she would give me something. But I was never paid,” Ms. Renee tells AllAboutTheTea.com exclusively.
She continues: “I filmed about 8 scenes and I haven’t gotten a dime. After she got mad at me about the social media stuff, she texted me, ‘get your money from Bravo because I ain’t paying you nothing.’ But she knows I wasn’t under contract with Bravo, so they can’t pay me.”
Watch the third part of the Married to Medicine reunion on Friday, March 23 at 9:00 pm, ET, on Bravo.