Patti, star of the Millionaire Matchmaker confirms to Life&Style magazine that her one year engagement to Andy, whom she has dated a total of over 6 years now, is now off.
“I want a kid now and Andy doesn’t,” Patti, 49, tellsLife & Style about why she and Andy, 52, have decided to go their separate ways. “My dealbreaker has always been kids.”
Patti and Andy initially set a 2010 wedding date, but continued to push back their plans when Patti couldn’t get Andy to commit to raising a family.
“Ever since our first date, he knew I wanted kids, and then something along the way changed,” says Patti.
But Patti is keeping her chin up and hasn’t given up on love. “A good guy is out there for me, I know it,” adds Patti, who is open to being a stepmom or adopting. “A life without kids has no meaning to me. I think the most important job in the world is being a parent or stepparent!”
Not really surprised at this as it simply took too long for Andy to propose to Patti, and from what I’ve heard, the longer it takes a man to propose, the less likely the relationship/marriage is going to work out. Plus it was obvious there was trouble in paradise when she kept on saying she was too busy to plan her wedding. Millionaire Matchmaker is actually my favorite Bravo show, and it just seemed like Patti broke all of her own rules when it came to Andy. I question if he genuinely loved her, because when you love someone, you don’t string them along for over six years, only to have things end this way.
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The 49-year-old matchmaker, who finally got engaged last year to beau Andy Friedmanafter 5 long years of dating, sat down for a video interview with Popeater during which she discussed filming the 3rd season of her hit show in NYC, her wedding plans and sounds off on some headline making celebrities.
When asked what was one of the biggest challenges she faced since moving her show from Los Angeles to New York, Patti doesn’t mince her words, answering: “Finding hot girls in New York city.”
On how regular women can go about snagging their millionaires – “Well if you want to get a millionaire, you got to hit a steak house… Go where the men are. If they are playing golf, go there. If they are playing tennis, go there.
On her upcoming wedding plans – “No we haven’t planned one yet, Bravo’s kept me on a tight leash. She later added that “there is no rush,” and that she has no plans to have any children. She is however open to “adopting someday.”
Patti also dishes up some love advice for some celebrities -
On Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston – “That’s the ridiculous thing, he has no interest in her. He had a baby out of wedlock, he’s selling her down the river and she’s selling herself down the river. This is a shotgun wedding at most and they’re never getting married.
On Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher – “I love this couple. I knew the minute like she made a decision to get married like after twenty one, that girl would find true love. And she found an athlete, and he’s very wealthy in Canada besides playing hockey. She’s marrying into a good family. I’m happy for her! A baby in 2 years.”
On Jessica Simpson and new ex-NFL player beau Eric Johnson – “Umm he has no money, no job. Seriously what are we thinking here? He basically is 30-years-old, making her do cupping, trying herbs. This is a creepy deepy guy.”
When asked which other celebs she would like to sound off on, Patti revealed she would like to help Kate Hudson and Jessica Simpson find love, then going on to refer to them as the “serial daters” and “the crazy pants.” Patti would also like to put Tiger Woods and Jesse James in another group to help them. Helping Mel Gibson is also not off limits, that is if he decides to become a jew according to Patti.
Good to see Patti is still the same ol Patti. The 3rd season of the Millionaire Matchmaker continues to film in NYC. Bravo has yet to announce the premiere date.
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According to the NYPost, Chris and Law-School HottyAlbie Manzo have enlisted the help of Patti Stanger to help them find their matches. And what are the boys looking for in a mate? A source tells the Post they are interested in “brunette, Italian-Catholic girls.”
Chris (pictured left) currently works at the family-owned Brownstone in Paterson, NJ, while Albie, 23, attends law school. While the kids are not millionaires, not yet at least, the Post reports Caroline and Patti are old friends from Jersey. Should be a fun episode to watch.
The 4th season of Millionaire Matchmaker is currently being filmed in NYC.
Even better, Patti Stanger will be moving her company to New York City, where she will be filming the fourth season. The show has proved to be a hit for Bravo as the ratings for the third season, currently airing on Bravo, have been the highest ever for the series.
The fourth season will reportedly feature Patti planning her own wedding to fiance Andy Friedman, all while attempting to run her business in NYC. The first three seasons were filmed in Los Angeles.
Jill’s new pal and host of Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti Stanger, took to her twitter page to bash Bethenny on behalf of Jill (Are these ladies in elementary high school?).
“My BFF Jill Zarin is getting the shaft on NYC Housewives bc of a dark haired loser! Why is everyone on Team Bethany (sic)? Any cow can give birth,” Stanger recently posted.
The question is why the hatred for Bethenny? Well, the NYDailyNews believes that Patti’s hostility stems from when Bethenny allegedly snubbed her at the season two premiere party of “Real Housewives” last year. Apparently Patti is still holding a grudge.
“Bethenny was seen as the most popular of the housewives then, and apparently she didn’t feel like she needed to give Patti the time of day,” a source close to the show says. On the other hand, Patti and Jill have become good friends in the recent years.
According to Bravo, the show averaged 1.10 million viewers, which is the highest rated premier for the show and also a 37% increase from the second season’s premier episode.
In a new interview with People, Patti, 48, opens up about her new engagement, what to expect in this 3rd season and also dishes out some love advice for celebrities such as Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston.
Give us a rundown on what to expect this season.
There are a lot more practical tips and information that everyone can use. We don’t just want to be reality TV that’s funny [and] then you turn us off. We don’t want to be Jersey Shore. Everyone is single right now. You can be 18 or 80 and you can be single, and nobody’s teaching anyone how to maneuver the waters online [or] with text messaging. … The other thing is we pumped up the volume on the gay dating. It was a really huge success story for us. Also, [Jason Davis] Gummi Bear is on. I know he just went to rehab and I had a real problem with him. He wouldn’t listen to me. He was crazy and off the wall — and I tried to get him to quit smoking. I call him Huggy Bear.
What’s the biggest difference between millionaires and the millionairesses you work with?
There’s the angry guy who’s made all this money and still can’t get the cheerleader he didn’t get in high school. But when it comes to women, they wake up at 40, their eggs are dried up and they’re like, “What the eff?” And then they start to [share] all their frustration and resentment — and I don’t have time for it because I’ve got to work. They’re high maintenance. Like, Tiger Woods, a perfect example — if he joined my service he would never want any of his exes or his wife to know his dirty laundry even if he was getting a divorce. Women want everyone to know they’ve been wronged.
You recently got engaged. How’s everything going with your fiancé, Andy Friedman?
He’s my best friend. We’re not tabloid whores. You don’t see us on the red carpet. We go to the mall. We have family that live in Westlake Village — which is like suburbia. We eat ice cream on the weekends and go see Avatar. I know [that] I live in a millionaire world by day, but [at] night, I’m Stepford. I cook. It’s kind of weird because I’m not what you think I am. If I were not a matchmaker, I’d be a chef.
Let’s talk about celebs. What tips do you have for Jessica Simpson in terms of finding love this year?
I really love Jessica. I wish she had met Nick Lachey after 30 — and I think they would have lasted. I think they met way too young and had too much too soon. [I wish] Jessica would take her time and really qualify people instead of jumping into relationships so quickly. She’s got to stop it. You know the way she does a business deal — where her father assesses all the situations before he signs his name on the dotted line? She needs to do the same thing with men — and not give her heart away so quick. She’s misunderstood.
And, finally, what about John Mayer?
John Mayer — he needs to own up to his mistakes because karma’s a bitch, baby. Let me tell you something. He’ll be one of those 45-year-old men still searching for the perfect girl and abusing and using. Then one day, the pee-pee’s going to go limp and Cialis and Viagra ain’t going to help him. I’d put him into singles boot camp right next to Jennifer Aniston. The two of them, I’d like to put into boot camp.
Returning this season is the matchmaker herself Patti Stanger, along with Vice President of Matching, Chelsea Autumn and her Chief Operating Officer, Destin Pfaff. Also back is Destin’s fiancée, Rachel, as the first time parents head into season three.
This season will focus on Patti’s matchmaking of course but it will also showcase Patti’s recent engagement, as well as the return of some of Patti’s most memorable clients such as Shauna Raisch from season 2. Patti will also take on more gay clients this season.
More about the show’s 3rd season is below -
Bravo and Patti Stanger are back together and going strong for a third season of the hit docu-series The Millionaire Matchmaker, premiering Tuesday, January 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Stanger will stop at nothing to build her matchmaking empire – her business is flourishing, she has a successful book under her belt and is now hosting her own radio advice show. But after years of helping others find love, Stanger herself finally seals the deal. She and her longtime love, Andy Friedman, are engaged at last.
In the third season, Stanger once again takes on a selection of millionairesses and gay clients. Plus, millionaires past will come back to haunt Stanger, notably Shauna Raisch who caused a stir last season due to a very tense and uncomfortable exchange with the matchmaker. But Stanger remains unfazed by it all, whipping her millionaires into shape even with a full plate of her own as she makes plans for her upcoming nuptials.
Next to Big Brother, Millionaire Matchmaker is probably my 2nd favorite reality show. I love Patti’s honesty and abrasiveness. The clueless millionaires and sometimes desperate gold diggers women on the show makes it all the more entertaining.
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With the huge success of their Housewives‘ franchises, Bravo has decided to increase their reality programming by 20% in 2010. They announced their latest upcoming shows in a recent press release.
Coming this year is Bethenny Frankel’s new show titled Bethenny’s Getting Married? Interesting title to say the least. Also returning is Patti Stanger’s Millionaire Matchmakerand Rachel Zoe’s The Rachel Zoe Project.
More information on the shows and their premier dates below -
Bethenny’s Getting Married? – As one of the breakout characters of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” Bethenny Frankel has shared her social life with millions, and in her new docu-series fans will get an up close and personal look at her career. Viewers will follow the outspoken New York City socialite as she juggles her happy love life, plans a wedding and prepares for baby while managing her insanely busy schedule and career as a natural foods chef.
The Millionaire Matchmaker – Premieres Tuesday, January 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT “The Millionaire Matchmaker” follows Patti Stanger and her dogged staff as they give their big-bucks clients complete transformations with the help of personal shoppers, date coaches and therapists. In each episode, two wealthy clients are set up on dates hand-picked by Stanger based upon their beauty and intelligence. In the series’ third season, Stanger will stop at nothing to build her matchmaking empire – her business is flourishing, she has a successful book under her belt and is now hosting her own radio advice show.
The Rachel Zoe Project - The hottest stylist in Hollywood is back and offers an all access pass to fabulous fashion as “The Rachel Zoe Project” returns for a third season. The fashion-forward docu-drama delves further into the inner workings of Team Zoe as they jet from coast to coast attending store openings, fashion weeks around the world, and laboring to find the perfect gowns to adorn the red carpet during award season. This season Rachel parts ways with longtime employee and friend Taylor and Rachel and Brad welcome a new member to Team Zoe..
Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List - Returning for a sixth season of unpredictable hilarity is the two-time Emmy award-winning. Griffin has also signed on for two new stand-up comedy specials in 2010 with the network.
Flipping Out – The fourth season of Bravo’s popular docu-series “Flipping Out” returns with everyone’s favorite obsessive-compulsive house-flipper, Jeff Lewis. Lewis makes his living with the help of a group of diverse and often disgruntled employees he counts as friends. These include his incredibly patient assistant Jenni Pulos, who still dreams of making it as an actress, despite seven years at Jeff’s side, and his beloved housekeeper Zoila.
Top Chef: Just Desserts – Top Chef judge Gail Simmons will serve as host of the network’s newest culinary competition series “Top Chef: Just Desserts,” a spin-off of the popular Emmy-nominated and James Beard Award-winning franchise “Top Chef.” The series, produced by the Magical Elves, will consist of pastry chefs competing against one another in a series of challenges.
The Real Housewives of New York City – The anticipated third season premieres Thursday, March 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Top Chef Masters - The second season of Bravo’s successful culinary spin-off premieres Wednesday, April 7 at 11 p.m. ET/PT and moves to its regular 10 p.m. time period on April 14.
Thintervention with Jackie Warner – An emotional new docu-series inspired by renowned fitness expert Jackie Warner’s life mission to change lives through healthy habits, “Thintervention” will give viewers an even closer look at what Warner does best – kick butt and inspire drastic lifestyle changes for her overweight clients who are struggling to lose weight and get healthy for good.
Shear Genius – Premieres Wednesday, February 3 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Bravo’s creative hair-styling competition series “Shear Genius” is back for its third season with a whole new look. International model and handbag designer Camila Alves makes her hosting debut alongside new series judge Jonathan Antin, celebrity stylist and former star of Bravo’s hit series “Blow Out.” Famed stylist Kim Vo returns as a judge for his second season, and new to the series, accomplished stylist Orlando Pita adds his voice of expertise as mentor to the contestants.