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Steve Ward & Mom JoAnn: From 'Tough Love' To Real Life Matchmaking

Fri, November 11, 2011 6:12pm EDT by Add first Comment
Steve And JoAnn Ward

Find out about the lives and business of Steve and JoAnn in an all-new VH1 special: ‘Tough Love: The Wards Get Real!’

Get ready to go behind the scenes with Steve and JoAnn Ward, hosts of VH1’s hit series Tough Love. In an all-new special Tough Love: The Wards Get Real, Steve and his mother JoAnn show us what their matchmaking business is all about!

“It’s a sneak peak into the lives of my mom and I when we’re not filming Tough Love,” Steve tells exclusively. “That is what we thought the original Tough Love was going to be about. When the show developed, it took a life of its own and became more about our philosophy than our skills as matchmakers. So this show focuses on what we do day in and day out. It showcases us in our natural environment.”

Fans will get to see how the Ward family’s business works. “You are going to see the dynamics of the family and the family business and what we do on a daily basis: how we matchmake, how we all get along as a family,” shares JoAnn. “What’s so exciting for me is when we do Tough Love, they don’t really know who we are, and how we do what we do.”

“We always get asked all the time how [did] Steve get to be such an expert,” adds JoAnn. “A portion of it is me. A portion of it is because he cares and he has love and he wants to see people [happy] and wants to teach people do the right thing.”

Tough Love also just got renewed for season four. “We want to do it somewhere warm,” reveals Steve. “We’re leaning towards places in the south.”

Be sure to catch Tough Love: The Wards Get Real on VH1 Nov. 13 at 8:00 p.m.!

– Lindsey DiMattina


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