LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – What happened to Destin and Rachel, and where are Destin and Rachel from Patti Stanger’s Millionaire Matchmaker? Destin and Rachel are gone (one again) for another season of Patti Stanger’s Millionaire Matchmaker. But apparently also gone is the entire premise of the show. This season, the guest stars are not always millionaires, there is less matchmaking, and the interactions are sometimes not even dates with Patti Stanger standing right next to the suitor and the guest star. Millionaire Matchmakers stars Destin Pfaff and Rachel Federoff exited the show in 2013. Since then Bravo is delivering more episodes than ever per year of the series, with many fans crying foul that the show has become a parody of itself.
Destin Pfaff and Rachel Federoff were never Patti’s “assistants”. But in the world of bad editing, the pair were slighted everything from titles to credits when on the show. Yet it was their exit orchestrated by Bravo that angered fans two years ago. Stanger, not only failed to depict their exit, but failed to ever mention they were gone. Rather, in a late night talkfest with Andy Cohen, Stanger told news that she would respond to the question only once more and never again. Even for Stanger, the tone of her voice resonated distain to the question. But Stanger answered it. And if you missed the answer, good luck. Rather the show, that airs now internationally because of new syndication deals with ITVBe and Arena, is seen more than ever before. But it is not aired with that Stanger explanation to Cohen.
That Stanger reluctance to ever explain Destin and Rachel’s exit did not resonate well with fans. Nevertheless, the parties told news that the exit was mutually agreed upon. Destin told news in 2013 “And yes, we left by choice to pursue new endeavors.” But why did they leave, and did they leave on a happy note? Perhaps it is best that Destin and Rachel left when they did.
This month, Stanger sets up “Millionaire” Sonja Morgan who has been in bankruptcy court for several years. Morgan most notably in the RHONY 2014 reunion told co-stars (to their laughs) that she “owns” a “yacht” that “Diddy” parties on. Stanger said of that Morgan “I met Sonja Morgan and she’s from The Real Housewives of New York City. She’s got a high profile divorce from American royalty, aka J.P. Morgan. So Sonja wants a down to earth, really strong guy with money who can travel at a moment’s notice to New York.” Stanger adds ” We get down to Sonja’s guys and there’s Thomas and Kent, which end up being the last two guys that I really like. Thomas is super sexy and hot, a little overt, too much wanting to get into her pants. And then there’s Kent who’s so steady, he’s got four kids, he’s really rich, and more importantly, he’s kind of a slow burn — whereas Thomas is a fast burn. “