You might be right. From what I learned from Jaimie and Big Red is that people actually lie to get on this third rate reality show. I think even last season Kate lied about her smoking.
Matt probably lied or made it seem like he was open to dating a shorter woman when he was not. That’s kinda on him if he lied but I am not sure if he did.
In all fairness, a 5’2” woman probably seems like a giant to Dr. Pepper.
I think Amber’s 80k salary probably includes the money she is getting for the show. I have no clue what they get paid but there had been speculation that it is in the 20-25k range. The grooms might even get higher since they are harder to come by. There has also been talk about a bonus if they say yes on decision day and stay together for about a month.
So, let’s speculate that they are both getting around 40-50k combined for the show. This will be added to the probably around 50k she gets from teaching. Amber did not talk about what they are getting from the show on camera but she is probably implying that it’s enough for him to start a business and not have to go overseas for a basketball contract, at least for the first year.
Matt got angry off camera because :
1. It took away his get out of jail free card, that was his go to exit strategy for getting out of an unwanted marriage without looking like the bad guy.
2. It kind of reveals, in front of the crew, that he has no income besides what is coming from the show.
I have officially put way too much thought into this stupidity.