With the 10th series of the popular ITVbe reality show The Real Housewives of Cheshire now over, new viewers may be interested to know where the money all came from. Did the women always lead the glamourous lifestyles we see on the television or did they come from more humble beginnings? If you want to know all the gossip, then keep on reading – you might even learn a few money-making tips yourself along the way!

Leilani Dowding

The 39 year-old was born in Bournemouth but has lived in LA for the last 15 years before returning to the UK to film the latest season of the show. The newcomer was originally set for a career in trading after studying an economics degree at Royal Holloway University, however, she ended up making her money as a page 3 model. Alongside modelling, Leilani also owns her own clothing company called Leiluna collection.

Source: OK! Magazine

Dawn Ward

Dawn, who has starred in the series since its beginning, has been married to ex professional footballer Ashley Ward for 25 years. The pair have worked together to build their fortune and have earnt their money through their reality TV appearances and business ventures. Dawn also has her own cosmetics clinic, Skulpt, which she runs from her home.

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Source: The Sun

Tanya Bardsley

Tanya has also been in the show since series one and was previously a glamour model. She was voted as the first FHM High Street Honey in 2002 and has been included in their list of 100 Sexiest Women in the World five times. The housewife has been married to footballer Phil Bardsley since 2014 and has also dabbled in acting.

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Source: Closer Magazine

Rachel Lugo

Rachel has lived in Cheshire all her life and joined the show in its sixth season. Herself and her ex-husband were in the property business together and have five children, report the Sun. Rachel was married to ex-husband John Lugo for 18 years, however, she announced her divorce in the latest series.

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Source: Manchester Evening Standard

Ester Dohnalová

Ester Dohnalová, also known as Ester Dee, is originally from the Czech Republic but now lives in Macclesfield. The 33-year-old comes from humble beginnings and first worked as an au pair in London. Now, it seems that her expensive lifestyle is funded by her controversial love life and her millionaire husband John Temple, alongside her reality TV appearances.

Source: The Scottish Sun

Seema Malhotra

Fashionista Seema Malhotra has made her fortune in the clothing business. After studying a Fashion and Design degree at the University of Salford, she met her husband Sandeep Malhotra and supported him in running his parents fashion empire. She now runs her own successful 200-piece clothing boutique, Forever Unique, and joined the show in series three.

Source: Manchester Evening News

Perla Navia

The second newest housewife Perla Navia joined the women in the eighth series. Perla owns her own yoga business and is originally from Columbia. The Latina is married to self-made Jonathan Barton, however she prides herself as being self-sufficient in the money department.

Source: Cheshire Live

Hanna Miraftab

Hanna is 31 and runs her own dental practice in St Helens, Merseyside, specialising in cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics. She is engaged to Dr Martin Kinsella, who is also well known in the cosmetics field. Hanna also joined the show in the eighth series, alongside fellow star Perla Navia.

Source: Hello Magazine

Christine McGuinness

Guest star on the series Christine McGuinness is the wife of the popular TV presenter Paddy McGuiness. The pair married in June 2011 after more than three years together, however, Christine had an established modelling career before then. During her teenage years, she won several beauty pageants and was crowned Miss Liverpool in 2007 at 18 years-old.

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Source: The Mirror

Nermina Pieters-Mekic

Nermina appeared as a regular on series 6-7 of the show, however, she has since came back as a guest star during series 10. She is married to the footballer Erik Pieters, who plays for Stoke City and the Dutch national team. Nermina is a trained legal advisor but is also a model and has shot for the clothing brand of fellow wife, Seema Malhotra, Forever Unique. The 28-year-old launched a music career on the show and is an aspiring singer, say the Sun. Although she has no children, she takes care of two horses and two dogs.

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Source: Manchester Evening News