‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ Patti Stanger fires back against claims she set up ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Kenya Moore with a married man – insisting he was single at the time of recording. Patti’s not holding back on this one!
Patti Stanger, 53, has some explaining to do! The Millionaire Matchmaker was left with egg on her face after she was called out by The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore, 44, who claimed she was set-up with a married man! And now Patti has gone on the offensive, claiming the man called James Freeman was, in fact, unattached at time of recording the hit show!
Patti Stanger Speaks: Kenya Moore’s Married Man Was Single!
Patti, the Bravo show’s host and executive producer, has been under-fire since the gaffe, but she she insists she did nothing wrong. “He was single when he shot the show,” she told Extra of James. “Which was in November,” she added.
“They basically dated. They broke up,” Patti continued. “He did not date his old girlfriend and marry her. Wendy Williams got that wrong. He met a new girl in January and he ended up marrying her. It was very fast,” she explained.
Patti revealed she thought James, a real-estate hunk, was ideal for the show at the time. “He was marriage-minded,” she told Extra. “The bottom line is long-distance relationships are tough.”
Despite Patti’s claims, Kenya is adamant that James was seeing another woman when they began dating. “That’s for sure,” she told Extra on May 14. “We did the show in November and there’s evidence of me being out — and birthday dinners together — my birthday was at the end of January, so that’s pretty clear, but it is what it is.”
And she was still dating James when the March 22 episode of The Millionaire Matchmaker featuring the pair aired.
Kenya Moore: Discovered Her Man Was Married On Instagram
Kenya discovered that James was married on Instagram on May 12.
“Unfortunately, I just learned today that the man I met and fell in love with from Millionaire Matchmaker was married a week after the show aired,” she wrote. “I am astounded and devastated to have learned of this news via social media as opposed to from him directly.”
Despite her woes, she’s refusing to remain down-hearted. “I’m not the first person that’s been lied to by a man, and I’m not the last,” she told Extra. “I’m in this fight and I’m a warrior and I just think life trails on, that’s it… You gotta kiss some frogs to find a prince, things happen and it’s just how you react to it that determines your future and I just think that this is just a bump in the road.”
Do you think James was married at the time, HollywoodLifers?
— Jon Boon