'Millionaire Matchmaker' Plans To Adopt

Patti Stanger of "Millionaire Matchmaker" says she's gearing up to become a mother for the first time -- by adopting a child . In an interview with Life & Style magazine, the 51-year-old television personality said, "I really want to adopt a child… I want to be called 'Mom.' It really is the most beautiful word in the English language." Stanger has openly discussed wanting children before, both on her hit Bravo television show and in her personal life. In August 2010, Stanger called it quits with fiance Andy Friedman , her boyfriend of six years, over what she says was her desire to have children. "I just ended my relationship with Andy," Stanger tweeted. "It hit my really hard that I want kids in my life. You have to agree on the non-negotiables." Stanger certainly won't be the only single mother in Hollywood who has adopted -- she follows in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock and Charlize Theron. But unlike them, Stanger says she is nixing the idea of going abroad for adoption. "I'd like to adopt an older child, maybe 5-years-old," she told the publication . "And although I appreciate the Angelina Jolies of the world going overseas to get children, I really want to adopt at home." Stanger also said she is set to complete the necessary paperwork for adoption with her lawyers at the end of June, when she finishes shooting the Season 6 of "Matchmaker." Check out photos of some new celebrity moms below:

Surprise Proposal on 'The Millionaire Matchmaker' Reunion Special (VIDEO)

If ever Patti Stanger wanted validation that she was good at what she does, she certainly got it on the second part of 'The Millionaire Matchmaker' (Tue., 9PM ET on Bravo) reunion special. Unbeknownst to her or host Andy Cohen , one of her client bachelors had an agenda all his own. "Baby, I love you with all my heart," David said to Ayla, the woman Stanger set him up with, before dropping to one knee. He then took out a gorgeous diamond ring and asked her to marry him. In the background, Stanger and Cohen were as speechless as Ayla was, and perhaps nearly as overjoyed when she emphatically said yes. "I've waited for a guy who would be as nice as my father is, and he's everything and more," Ayla said a few minutes later, beaming with her fiance by her side.

Jenny McCarthy Helps 'The Millionaire Matchmaker,' Makes Guys Squirm (VIDEO)

The bachelors on 'The Millionaire Matchmaker' (Tue., 9PM ET on Bravo) clearly aren't confident or comfortable in their dating lives, or they wouldn't be coming to Patti Stanger. Take frustrated single men and put them in a room with Jenny McCarthy, and their nerves are going to be heightened even more. To torture teach the client a bit more, McCarthy suggested they have the bachelor try to pick her up like she's at a bar. Then, to completely throw off what little game he was trying to muster, she immediately put him on the spot. "I just wanted to come over and say hi because I noticed your eyes from across the bar," he said.

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With Bravo Special "The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Before They Were Stars"

Bravo is gearing up for another jaw-dropping season of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta;" but first, on Sunday, October 30th at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the network presents the lives of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Before They Were Stars." This one-hour special pulls back the curtain on NeNe, Kandi, Kim and Cynthia's early years as they candidly reminisce about their lives then and now. Learn about the Housewives rocky road to the top as they divulge stories of their small town upbringing, teenage rebellions, as well as the successes and the heartbreaks that shaped who they are today. See childhood photos and hear from family and friends close to the ladies before they were Housewives. For a sneak peek go to: Read More...

'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger Apologizes for Anti-Gay, Anti-Jewish Comments

"Millionaire Matchmaker" star Patti Stanger made a less-than-ideal match on Sunday when she introduced her foot to her mouth. Stanger was on the defense Monday after offending some with her comments on Sunday's episode of "Watch What Happens Live." Stanger's televised faux pas began when she asserted that gay men have trouble committing to monogamy. Read More...

Gayle King Facing Lawsuit Over 'Matchmaker Deal'

Oprah Winfrey's best friend Gayle King is facing legal action over her alleged failure to land a matchmaker a slot on the TV titan's talk show. Orly Hadida claims she offered King - a broadcaster...

Dina Lohan Talks 'Living Lohan,' Wants to Appear on 'Millionaire Matchmaker' (VIDEO)

The Lohan clan has had its share of public meltdowns and scandals, including Lindsay 's struggle with addiction. Of course, the reality show 'Living Lohan,' in which Dina Lohan tried to jumpstart her younger daughter Ali 's career didn't help things. Dina went on 'Wendy Williams' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) set the record straight and talk about moving on, perhaps with the help of Patti Stanger of 'Millionaire Matchmaker.' Dina repeated her claim that producers wanted her and her family to stage little dramas for 'Living Lohan,' which she was unwilling to do. "I did that show to pretty much set the record straight, as well, but then they wanted us to do all these crazy things like me fake a pregnancy," she said. "It's just not us. It was just not who we are as a family, you know, so I opted out."

'Millionaire Matchmaker' Takes On Awkward Groupon Copywriter (VIDEO)

Even with millionaires, dating can be a hit or miss experience, especially if you're as awkward as Daniel Kibblesmith. Kibblesmith, who earned his fortune as an early employee of Groupon, sought the help of Patti Stanger on 'Millionaire Matchmaker' (Mondays, 9PM on Bravo) to find a woman he could get along with. He didn't exactly find what he was looking for. Kibblesmith expressed his worry about the whole thing the way any millionaire humor writer would, through puppets. His advice to himself for dealing with Stranger, spoken through a puppet with sunny-side-up eggs for eyes, was, "Don't contradict her because her fingernails are long and beautiful." Clearly this was going to take a lot of work, and that included Stranger telling Kibblesmith how to adjust himself in his pants.

Bravo Moves 'Millionaire Matchmaker' to Thursdays

Does Patti Stanger have a bad case of the Mondays? Maybe that explains Bravo's announcement that it will be moving the sassy love guru's hit reality show "The Millionaire Matchmaker" to Thursday nights at 9 p.m. starting September 8.  Read More....

Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger Is Single, Offers 13 Pearls of Wisdom

"It was the scariest time of my life," Patti Stanger told reporters recently about diving back into the dating scene. The Millionaire Matchmaker returns Monday at 9/8c on Bravo as a single gal and shares in her clients' misery. That's right, Stanger has subjected herself to the dreaded mixer process and first date on camera. But will she scare away potential lovers with her notoriously brash and outspoken personality?