Millionaire Matchmaker: Why We Called Off the Engagement

Celebrity News Aug. 16, 2010 AT 9:11AM
Millionaire Matchmaker: Why We Called Off the Engagement Credit: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger is opening up to UsMagazine.com about recently ending her engagement to real estate exec Andy Friedman.

"I'm fine," she told Us Sunday at the 2010 Breakthrough of the Year Awards (presented by Crest 3D) in West Hollywood. "We are best friends who want different things. I didn't get dumped. I think we both know that there is somebody else out there for us."

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How amicable is their split? "We had dinner last night," she said. "We are always going to be best friends. We were best friends from the start."

On her Twitter page Saturday, Stanger, 49, suggested her desire to have kids was among the reasons they called off the wedding.

But chatting with Us Sunday, she said, "He wanted [kids], but time got away from us, and I was working on the show for three years and we never had time to have a baby so it was that kind of thing. I think what happened is that he is not a fan of this industry and I love it. He really didn't like my work as much as I did."

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Would she ever have kids on her own?

"I would love to be a stepmom or maybe adopt a child, but I just don’t feel comfortable doing it myself," she told Us. "I'm getting older so I'm OK with a man having his own children. I'm cool with that." See the top 10 worst-case dating scenarios.

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Now that she's single, she has a message for unattached celebs Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Aniston.

Says Stanger, "We need a girls' weekend in Vegas!"

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