Real Housewives of New York City Cast, Season 5

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The Big Apple isn't saying goodbye to one of its Housewives anytime soon!

Luann de Lesseps is returning for season six of The Real Housewives of New York City, E! News has exclusively learned. An insider tells us that de Lesseps has signed her contract and is already shooting footage for the new season.

After reports of salary disputes, it was unclear whether or not the reality star would be returning to Bravo's hit series. (Bravo has yet to respond to our request for comment.)

In addition to filming for Real Housewives, de Lesseps will be shooting her second appearance on USA Network's hit series Royal Pains next week.

Season six's final hold out? Aviva Drescher, whom a source told us was "demanding more money."

"At this point, the returning castmembers include Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson," Bravo told E! News last month.

(E! and Bravo are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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