I have been on the sidelines forever but have a couple of comments on the most hate worthy couple (if you can call them that) of the season. First, I looked at a couple of mail-order bride sites for the Philippines and there are hundreds of girls and women grouped by age categories. Plenty in the age-appropriate range for Mark, meaning he chose to look at the junior level girls. So I don't think the comments against him are out of place. Second he has 3 sons all very close to Nikki in age -- we've seen the daughter so that dynamic gets most of the comments but it is weird that he has half-Filipino sons that Nikki might actually be attracted to. So sad. Third and last, I re-watched the documentary Queen of Versailles last night and as those of you who have seen it may recall, the incredibly gauche family has a team of Filipino nannies working around the clock -- one was living in the children's neglected play house outside to have her own space. She cried as she said she left her own children in the Philippines and had not seen them in 11 years since she needs to stay and make money so they can survive. Who knows what Nikki's circumstances were. Still the power imbalance and her lack of options is sickening.
I also have a comment on the prenup. When they showed the page as she initialed it, it literally said "Nikki" with a space and "Mark" with a space. I am not a family law lawyer but that seems awfully casual, and certainly suggested to me it was at best an amateur effort.