Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger: I Regret My Abortion, Not Having Kids

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 30, 2013   |   1:12PM   |   Washington, DC

Patti Stanger, better known as the Millionaire Matchmaker and the star of the reality show that has her company pairing up well-to-do single men and women potential matches, is, ironically, single herself. In a new interview, she revealed her biggest regret: having an abortion and not having children.

Stanger revealed the shocking abortion secret during an interview with OK! Magazine, saying she had an abortion in her late 20s and now regrets the decision, saying she wish shed had children.

“My biggest regret is I didn’t have children,” the 52-year-old replied. “I had an abortion in my 20s. I was pregnant, and I didn’t have enough money and I didn’t think it was okay to have a child and be a single parent. And now look, everybody’s doing that! I didn’t find the right guy at the right time to have one with, I guess.”

The revelation came during an interview Patti gave in response to questions from users of Twitter, and one user asked her about her biggest regret.




Even though Stanger has talked before about wishing she had children. While the Millionaire Matchmaker has never talked about her abortion before, she has been open about her desire to have kids. In fact, Patti Stanger reportedly called off her 2010 engagement to longtime boyfriend Andy Friedman because he did not want children.   “I want a kid now and Andy doesn’t,” the Millionaire Matchmaker told Life & Style. “My dealbreaker has always been kids. Ever since our first date, he knew I wanted kids, and then something along the way changed.”



Patti Stanger revealed in that same article that she would not mind being a stepmother or adopted mother to children. But she has apparently changed her mind. After talking about her abortion, the Millionaire Matchmaker told OK! that she did not want to raise a kid as a single parent.

“But I don’t think I would adopt and be single,” Stanger continued. “I [thought] I would have eventually found a guy, settled down, got the picket fence. I just didn’t meet person at the right time, I wasn’t that lucky, like a lot of other people.”