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Catt Sadler & Jason Kennedy's Salaries at E! Revealed Following Her Departure (Report)

Catt Sadler and Jason Kennedy‘s E! News salaries have been released after she left her job this week due to a “massive disparity in pay” compared to her male co-anchor.

Catt, 43, has been working at the network for nearly a decade and has taken on more responsibility over the past few years.

Catt‘s salary was at about $600,000 per year,” a source told Us Weekly. “Jason is around $1 million a year, maybe $1.2 million at most. He was making more, but this has nothing to do with a male vs. female thing. It has nothing to do with gender, but rather seniority and Jason‘s ranking at the company.”

Jason‘s wife Lauren Scruggs has spoken out to defend her husband on Instagram, while Catt has shared that she doesn’t blame Jason for the pay disparity, calling him one of her best friends.

See how other celebs, like Jennifer Lawrence, are supporting Catt‘s decision.

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Catt Sadler Doesn't Blame Jason Kennedy for Pay Disparity

Longtime E! News co-host Catt Sadler left the show this week due to a “massive disparity in pay” to her male co-star Jason Kennedy, but she says she doesn’t blame him.

Jason Kennedy is one of my best friends in the whole wide world. He is like a brother to me. And in no way do I want this to reflect poorly on him. This is not his fault,” the TV personality told People.

Catt also shared how Jason reacted to her departure from the show.

“He’s devastated, I think, and I think he believes that this is a great loss for the network. He does not want to see me go,” Catt said. “Jason is a class act. … But it’s important that people don’t vilify him because he isn’t the problem – the system’s the problem, the structure’s the problem. And I really do mean that. Because that’s been a hard part of this whole thing because I love him dearly. And to be honest, he has been such a champion for me in every sense. But it’s not his decision.”

On Tuesday, Jason tweeted, “I hate goodbyes but I’ll save it for the show tonight, love you so much pal, really going to miss you @IAmCattSadler.”

Catt Sadler Left E! News Over Pay Disparity with Jason Kennedy

Catt Sadler is opening up in a new statement to explain why she decided to leave her gig as the co-host of E! News.

The TV personality says she left the show over a “massive disparity in pay between my similarly situated male co-host” Jason Kennedy and herself.

“An executive from E brought something alarming to my attention – namely, that there was a massive disparity in pay between my similarly situated male co-host and myself. More recently, when E reached out to renew and extend my deal, I learned that he wasn’t just making a little more than I was. In fact, he was making close to double my salary for the past several years,” Catt said in a statement on her website.

“Information is power. Or it should be. We are living in a new era. The gender pay gap is shrinking, although admittedly we have a long way to go. And well, I learned this first hand. My team and I asked for what I know I deserve and were denied repeatedly,” she added.

“Know your worth. I have two decades experience in broadcasting and started at the network the very same year as my close friend and colleague that I adore. I so lovingly refer to him as my ‘tv husband’ and I mean it,” Catt said. “But how can I operate with integrity and stay on at E if they’re not willing to pay me the same as him? Or at least come close? How can I accept an offer that shows they do not value my contributions and paralleled dedication all these years? How can I not echo the actions of my heroes and stand for what is right no matter what the cost? How can I remain silent when my rights under the law have been violated?”

Catt‘s final episode of E! News was tonight (December 19).

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Vanessa Hudgens, Austin Butler, & Friends Spend Sunday at the Beach

Vanessa Hudgens strolls along the beach with her pal Ashley Benson on Sunday (June 5) in Malibu, Calif.

The 27-year-old actress was joined by her boyfriend Austin Butler, as well as fashion blogger Lauren Scruggs and her hubby Jason Kennedy, among others, for the beach day.

That same day, Vanessa posted a photo to her Instagram account, showing her sporting some face paint.

“When you try to do face paint like Beyoncé ’” Vanessa captioned the pic. See it below!

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