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Did you know that Mimi Morris grew up extremely poor in war-torn Vietnam?

If you, like us, have already binge-watched the entire new season of Bling Empire, you would know that season two of Netflix’s most glitzy show yet features two new faces.

We have Dorothy Wang, an entrepreneur who has some serious beef with Kane (talk about drama) and Mimi Morris, the richest cast member on the show and the glamourous wife of Donald Morris. 

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While the show obviously put a lot of focus on Wang (considering her drama with the show’s favourite), not a lot of footage centered around Morris. Yet, she is one of the strongest and most grounded characters in the show. 

If you want to find out more about the new Vietnamese star, keep reading. 

1. She came from a poor family in Vietnam

Considering that Mimi Morris’ only problem on Bling Empire season two seemed to be that she couldn’t get her husband to stop peeing on the toilet seat, it’s hard to imagine that the star actually came from a very humble background. 

Morris is Vietnamese and grew up during the Vietnam war. She lived with seven other siblings and her family seriously struggled with money when she was younger.

While her wealth now extends to the millions, Morris has never forgotten where she comes from and regularly works with charities such as the CHOC Children’s Foundation, which benefits the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) in her work as a philanthropist. 

2. She met her husband 20 years ago

On the show, it was revealed by Morris that she and her husband have been together for 20 years and married for 10. Even though Donald is 22 years older than his wife, Mimi admitted that it was he who wanted to marry her.

“I think most people thought I was pushing Don to marry me, but, no, I didn't want to marry him,” she said on the show. “I was already divorced once, so I didn’t want to make that mistake one more time, but Don really wanted it. He was asking, ‘Will you marry me?’ every day. So he finally convinced me to say yes,” she gushed. 


3. She has three children and a grandchild

Mimi currently has three children. Two of her adult children, Huy Tran and Hannah Oquist, are from a previous relationship while eight-year-old Skyler is the son she shares with Donald. 

Oquist currently has one daughter, Scarlett, which makes Mimi a grandmother, something that she is very proud of and shows off regularly on social media. 

4. Her husband is the CEO of Morris Group International

Unlike what the show might suggest, Donald Morris’ only claim to fame isn’t buying his wife a diamond-encrusted toilet bowl or sitting down to pee to keep the marital peace.

Rather, Morris is the CEO and founder of Morris Group International. The company manufactures engineered products for institutional, industrial and commercial markets.

He has studied in prestigious schools such as the University of Southern California and has an estimated net worth of US$800 million which is what propelled his wife to be the richest cast member on the reality show.

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5. She lives in a US$8.8 million mansion

Currently, Mimi and her husband live in a US$8.8 million mansion in the Strand at Headlands which is a gated community in Dana Point, California. The pair reportedly purchased the home in 2018.  

Her house is, as you can probably imagine, massive and it certainly looks like she needs the space what with her husband randomly showing up with bedazzled toilets combined with her love for designer clothes and accessories. 


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