Patti Stanger Slams RHONJ Star Dolores Catania’s Relationship With Paul as “Messy,” Talks Teresa and Melissa, Why PK & Dorit’s Marriage Ended, Plus Prediction for Ariana’s Relationship

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Patti Stanger Slams Dolores Catania’s Boyfriend Paul for Being Married, Applauds Teresa and Melissa for Putting Their Men Over RHONJ and Suggests Dorit Has ‘Contempt’ for PK, Plus Talks Kyle & Mauricio Split, Ariana’s Boyfriend and Lala Kent

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Most fans remember Patti Stanger for her stint on Bravo’s The Millionaire Matchmaker. However, she has remained in the public eye, and she even has a brand new show doing none other than, you guessed it, helping people find love. She also recently had quite a bit to say about The Housewives of New Jersey, Dorit Kemsley‘s ex Paul ‘PK’ Kemsley, and much more.

The Millionaire Matchmaker aired on Bravo from 2008 to 2015. Now, Patti hosts Patti Stanger: The Matchmaker on The CW, which premiered earlier this year.

The famed matchmaker recently appeared on the Behind the Velvet Rope With David Yontef podcast and talked about many of our favorite Bravo stars.

When it comes to Dolores Catania and Paul Connell from RHONJ, she expresses that she finds them cute together, but she’s disgusted that he’s still married.

Patti states, “Is his wife in Ireland? Where is she? I believe she’s in Ireland. You can get a divorce in Ireland now. The pope said it was okay so why isn’t he getting divorced? What’s the reason there? I have to do a whole intervention on them both. That seems messy. Very messy.”

The subject then shifts to Kyle Richards and Morgan Wade and whether Patti thinks they’re dating. 

She starts by saying, “Well, I mean, they’re really close. Are, are they lesbians? I don’t know. I mean, that’s not for me to say. I know there’s a documentary they’re doing, and I know she really believes in her talent, and they’re close friends. Kyle went through a tremendous breakup. I mean, I’m surprised at this even though the psychic predicted it.”

She continues by saying that “too much exposure to the limelight” may have been what caused the end of Kyle’s marriage, and she feels bad for her. 

Regarding John Janssen and Alexis Bellino, Patti says he is probably using her for fame. 

“He’s an opportunist. My showrunner is their showrunner.  My friends fixed them up. My gay friends fixed them up. Whether Shannon has crazy problems or not, what he did was wrong, and he wanted to get back on the show. His pretending he is not interested is all bullshit. But you’ll enjoy it. It’ll be great TV. I feel bad for Drew. Alexis’ ex.”

She also discusses Lala Kent and Ariana Madix from Vanderpump Rules. She says she spoke to Lala recently, and she’s given up on men. She also says she feels bad for how things went for Ariana.

“Look, Lala went off and had a baby on her own. That’s really strong energy because she’s kind of, I talked to her, she’s kind of given up on men. I don’t like that. I don’t like, you know, any of them. I mean Ariana especially, you know, I mean, to have your life publicly, forget all the goodies she got money-wise, but now she’s got love. But before that, that horrible situation with Raquel and, you know, your friend and your boyfriend are hitting it to quit it behind your eyes.”

She is glad that Ariana has found love, but she’s unsure if it will last, especially with how soon the new relationship started after Scandoval.

According to Patti, “I don’t know how someone automatically gets over it unless they find someone that’s so extraordinary to them that they’re like, thank you God for that because I got this.”

She continues, “I think this guy is good for our Ariana right now. He adores her. I don’t know how long it will last because I’m not part of the relationship.”

She and David then equate Ariana’s situation with Jeff Lewis, Gage, and Scott. For context, Jeff has dated them both, but Gage and Scott are now dating.

Patti says, “I don’t know how Jeff’s doing with Gage, and they’re getting along right now, with Gage and Scott, ’cause I don’t know if I could get over that so quickly. Jeff has extraordinary powers to do that. “

She then says that the good thing about Melissa Gorga and Teresa Giudice is that they put their marriages before the show. According to Patti, “The secret to this relationship business, when you have that much money, is to put your relationship first, not second, not third. No matter what happens, this is what’s going on with Melissa and Teresa. You know, the relationship comes first, because if you start putting Hollywood first, you’re gonna be alone.”

She continues, “Because at the end of the day, she’s got Louis, and she’s got Joe, and they have kids, and that’s what comes first. This all could be blown away tomorrow. They’ve had a very long run, more than anybody else, I think.”

Patti then says, “And then they have each other. Would you rather have the TV show first and Louis leave? What would you rather?”

She also confirms that she believes Teresa and Luis Ruelas have a real bond. 

“She loves him. So why wouldn’t she? And Joe and Melissa love each other too.”

Patti and David then discuss Dorit and PK. She says, “Okay. Do you remember the scene where Paul and Adrienne are eating chicken salad, and he’s trying to get her to eat the chicken salad, and she’s getting madder and madder by the minute? I knew that was the moment they were gonna get divorced. I’m like, he, she has contempt for him. “

Patti continues, “Well, I saw the same thing with PK and Dorit. She was smiling for the camera and having a good time, and he put her down, and I went, oh. Kiss of death.”

When asked if she believes it’s too soon for Mauricio Umansky to date, she says that marriages have typically been over for a while before they are announced, so maybe it’s not too soon. She also says maybe he’ll realize he can’t find better than Kyle. 

David then says he would like to see her fix up Andy Cohen and Erika Jayne. She responds by saying she’d play matchmaker for Andy “in a minute, [but] he has to want it.” Regarding Erika, Patti says, “Erika, I don’t like what she did to the victims, and I don’t believe that she didn’t know what was going on. So I don’t know. I have to think about that one.”