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‘7 Little Johnstons:’ Trent & Amber Johnston Only In It For The Money?

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7 Little Johnstons fans have been discussing Trent and Amber Johnston and their possible motivation to continue doing their family’s TLC show. Some fans are curious to know whether they are simply in it for the money. Keep reading to find out what fans have to say.

The show is currently in its 12th season. The first episode premiered in 2015. So, Trent, Amber, and their five kids, Jonah, Elizabeth, Anna, Emma, and Alex, have had a long run so far.

How much money is the 7 Little Johnstons family making?

Meaww reports that TLC has a budget of $250,000 to $400,000 per episode. Reality TV producer Terence Michael stated that, in general, reality TV stars make around 10% of the budget.

So, this would mean that Trent and Amber’s family brings in somewhere between $25,000 and $40,000 per episode. The exact amount has not been revealed by TLC or the Johnstons, however.

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Fans think Trent & Amber Johnston stick around for the money.

On Reddit, 7 Little Johnstons fans got into a discussion about Amber. It turns out that many of them are fed up with her behavior on the show and the way she treats her children.

Viewers were especially upset when Amber and Trent read through Jonah’s texts with his girlfriend, Ashley. They felt that Trent and Amber violated Jonah’s privacy.

On Reddit, fans are speculating that Trent and Amber will do whatever is necessary to keep the TLC paychecks coming. One fan wrote, “I don’t think Trent and Amber care how they come off at all anymore. I think producers told them to step up the drama or the show would probably have been cancelled soon.”

Then, the fan added, They want to stay on the TLC gravy train and are using/exploiting Jonah’s mental health and relationship with Ashley as a way to add drama.”

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Someone else pointed out that Trent and Amber are almost always home on the show. Though they have jobs outside of 7 Little Johnstons, fans feel that it looks like they don’t work a lot of hours. So, they may be relying heavily on TLC to pay their bills.

So, do you agree with the fans who think Tret and Amber Johnston are only in it for the money? Or do you think they genuinely still enjoy being on TLC’s 7 Little Johnstons? Share your thoughts in the comments section below, and come back to TV Shows Ace for more Johnston family updates.

Plus, don’t miss new episodes of 7 Little Johnstons on TLC on Tuesdays.

Aubrey Chorpenning

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4 Comments

  1. I enjoy their show and if they are in it for the money I see nothing wrong with that. All of the reality shows, the people are probably in it for the money. Even the ones that have money like the Real Housewives Beverly Hills have no problem earning the money. I loved when the exchange student was on their show.

  2. I stopped watching their show. I didn’t like the way they pushed the older children out of the house when they reached 18. In general, I think they don’t treat their kids like they care about their feelings.

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