With the fourth season of her show, Millionaire Matchmaker coming back to Bravo on Oct. 19 at 9 p.m. ET, Patti Stanger has become an authority on matchmaking and relationships. With all of the recent breakups in Hollywood, OK! asked her opinion on two of the biggest: Courteney Cox and David Arquette and Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman.
How can these two successful women bounce back from divorce?
Patti told OK: “Courteney I never felt was a match. A Virgo and a Gemini is pretty much a rare commodity. You hit the wall at certain points. I kind of got the impression she had a crush on [co-star] Brian Van Holt so I think she’s bouncing back but we don’t know it yet and we’ll start seeing them in Venice Beach.”
“As far as Christina goes, really weird. How many times did she say that he was the love of her life? But he wasn’t very attractive. She’s better physically,” she added. “So maybe she’s doing this to launch Burlesque. I don’t know. I don’t feel that’s clean. I don’t feel that that one’s clean. But Courteney’s has been coming and Jennifer [Aniston] wants a playmate.”
Christina and Courteney both have kids (Max and Coco, respectively), so how does Patti feel you should date differently when you’re a parent?
“Well dating differently with kids is always the one rule. Don’t bring them home to your children unless you’re in an exclusive monogamous relationship,” Patti explained. “That should be a little bit longer than regular relationships, like anywhere from three to five months. Because if you start putting in the new guy every five months the kids start thinking that mommy has a revolving door and she has no stability. Most children will grow up doing the same thing. So what you set is precedence.”
“The other thing is don’t have them pick you up at your home until you know you’re safe and someone you want to see on a regular basis,” she added. “Most people without partners, women especially they meet them at the restaurant instead of having the guy pick them up, that’s okay even though that seems non-chivalrous you’re protecting your children first.”
Patti also said their next relationship would “depend on what they’re doing.”
“People grow and evolve over time, marriages can last over 25 years and poof it’s done and over. There’s nothing wrong with it. I don’t understand why everybody thinks you get married, you get divorced you’re a failure. You’re not a failure, you’re a much different person now.”