Making a Match: The Matchmaker is Always Right
"Aunt" Patti dishes on what is was really like working with Chris and mama bear Caroline Manzo.
Season 8 of The Millionaire Matchmaker is one of the most dramatic ever. This time around, Patti Stanger is helping plenty of unlikely clients find love, from Housewife Marysol Patton to Olympian Allison Baver!
Each week, we're asking Patti to weigh in on every episode in her exclusive vlog. She'll tackle the good (Caroline Manzo's recruiting session), the bad (Chris Manzo's mama's boy ways)—and the hilarious (Jenna Marbles cutting Chris Manzo and Max Hodges down to size!).
This week, she talks about finding the perfect match for Chris and Caroline, taking on TMZ's Max Hodges and more. Check out the latest episode vlog below and watch past episodes here.
First we have Chris Manzo who's come back to visit me with mom Caroline. Here’s the problem: Chris is a bit of a mama’s boy, but in a good way. So for him, he needs a girl who’s okay with a bit of a man-child. And I know Caroline will have to approve of her so I’m begging her to come to recruiting.
My other client this week is Max Hodges from TMZ. Max has been around the Hollywood stars and red carpets for years and his reputation precedes him. Well it turns out he’s actually looking for a smart, well-traveled, girl next door, which is great.
Here’s the problem Chris is a bit of a mama’s boy, but in a good way. So for him, he needs a girl who’s okay with a bit of a man-child.
I broke out my rolodex and found somebody from Chris’s and Max’s generation who I thought could help kind of give them advice. Internet guru Jenna Marbles. She’s like me, she’s isn’t afraid to tell it like it is so she gets to these two from the get-go.
It’s time for the mixer Caroline and I start interviewing the women and I have to be honest, it was all about who Caroline liked. My favorite was Amanda and Caroline liked her, too. She had a good sense of humor and had a great job, she gets to dress up as a super hero.
For Max we had a bunch of great contenders, but when we sat down and talked to them he couldn’t take his eyes off Bolivian bombshell Susy. Max took Susy paddle boarding which she got a kick out of; he followed my advice and took her to a romantic dinner afterwards. He actually got dressed up, he looked great.
I told Chris to do something different, out of his comfort zone, he took Amanda horseback riding. Then he took her to a great restaurant by the beach and they got to talk and share.
The Matchmaker is always right.