'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger Searching for Biological Parents, Believes It's Key to Finding True Love (EXCLUSIVE)
"She wants to meet her real parents and find closure. She believes it has blocked her from meeting her mate," an insider said.
Stanger, who was adopted by a Jewish family and grew up in Short Hills, New Jersey, is teaming up with a private investigator to find her folks -- and letting reality TV cameras capture it all.
"She believes the reunion will put all her questions to rest and help her move on with her life," the source said.
The outspoken matchmaker has been open about her love life and recently started dating mortgage broker David Krausse, whom she met on an online dating site.
Previously, Stanger was engaged to Andy Friedman, a real-estate executive she met through a matchmaker. She announced the two had called it quits on August 14, 2010, when she posted on Twitter: "I just ended my relationship with Andy. It hit me really hard that I want kids in my life. You have to agree on the non-negotiables."
Stanger elaborated during the season five finale of Millionaire Matchmaker, saying Friedman was like a "best friend" to her and that passion was lacking in their relationship.
In 2011, Stanger -- who famously lost over 30 pounds on the SENSA diet -- was matched on her own show and started seeing John Matthews. In the reunion show, however, she stated that the two of them were just friends.
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