Unveils new website… and her new man
Patti Stanger celebrated her birthday and the launch of PattiKnows among many "Bravo-ality" friends last night at Koi Restaurant in Hollywood.
Celeb attendees, which included musical guest A Fine Frenzy, Haylie Duff, 21 Jump Street's Richard Grieco and The Real Housewives of Orange County's Alexis Bellino and Vicki Gunvalson, shared their "surprise" gifts for the birthday gal with SheKnows. But it was Patti herself who trotted out some of the biggest jaw-droppers on the pink carpet… including her new hottie-potatie and -- surprise! -- they want to adopt!
The Millionaire Matchmaker's Patti Stanger told SheKnows after the big bash at Koi that it was "the best birthday ever." And one of the reasons for that enthusiasm no doubt comes in a 6-foot-2 package.
He's David Krausse, a divorced dad Patti met online.
"David was so loving," Patti told SheKnows post-party, noting it's a first -- she's never introduced a beau on the pink (or red) carpet before to all her friends. "He held his own."
In her blog at PattiKnows, the workaholic said she was so wrapped up in matching other people, that she didn't have time to think about her own match.
"My mother finally said to me, 'Why aren’t you using your book?' she wrote. "So, I turned to Become Your Own Matchmaker, went through a dating detox, and got off the grid for a while. I slowly started to join dating sites and then I met David."
And it's serious.
Patti's 42-year-old "hunky drink of water" showed off the Tibetan love bracelet he gave to Patti on her "official" birthday on May 31.
"It's a soulmate bracelet," the Gemini explained. "He wears one and I wear one."
"Patti is very much wanting to be a dominatrix."
Aw, that's sweet. But leave it to members of "Team Patti," Destin Pfaff and Rachel Federoff, to flaunt Patti's raunchy side.
"Patti is very much wanting to be a dominatrix," Rachel said, when asked about what they got the boss for b-day. "We got her not only a heart-shaped whip but we got her… a private experience with a dominatrix."
So, David, brace yourself!
The married workmates also talked about their aptly-titled blog, "Makin' Love with Rachel and Destin."
"It's nice to have an outlet that kind of gives us a voice," Destin said. "It's a place for us to voice our opinions."
The couple, who have a 3-year-old child, said the "Makin' Love…" posts give readers a chance to get to know them better, and range from sexy tips to advice on parenting, money, even vacationing.
Patti's Bravo peeps showed up, with guests including The Real Housewives of Orange County's Alexis Bellino and Vicki Gunvalson, Lisa Vanderpump of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and Flipping Out's Jenni Pulos.
Other stars partying with Patti included Richard Grieco of Gigolos and 21 Jump Street fame, veteran actor John Savage, Haylie Duff, comedian Heather McDonald, The Bachelorette's Natalie Getz and The Hillz Jesse Woodrow.
Patti coined yet another word -- "Bravo-ality" -- and said the stars on the cable channel are, collectively, like a high school -- in a good way.
"You come out for your friends," she said.
Patti, a big fan of the alt rock group, A Fine Frenzy, was treated to a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday" by gorgeous redhead-turned-blond performer Alison Sudol.
The group also got Patti and other guests into a frenzy when they performed new songs from their album Pine, which is coming out in September.
"Hollywood's Champion of New Sound," DJ B. Hen, also kept guests moving in the oh-so-very California Koi.
The matchmaker of the evening gushed over the multi-tiered, black and white cake by Charm City Cakes West adorned with some of our favorite Patti-isms."
"Gluten-free people, that's where you get your birthday cake!" Patti said.
But, surely the Bravo star and author doesn't eat cake, right? How does she stay looking so fierce?
Again, she chalks it up to a gluten-free lifestyle and, naturally, Sensa (she's a spokesgal). And, Patti admits, she likes her cosmos and 'tinis -- as long as its TY KU.
"TY KU is gluten-free and has less calories than vodka," Patti said.
Guests got to take home some TY KU for themselves, as well as a trial of Sensa, a free suit from Voda Swim, Skinn fragrance and other "swag."
Let's just say it will be hard to top this year's bash. But then again, Patti is full of surprises. The Stanger family may be one person bigger the next time around.
Patti dropped another bombshell recently -- that the couple is looking to adopt.
"It’s not 100 percent. Nothing is 100 percent," she wrote in a post on PattiKnows.com. "As any adoptive parents already know, this is going to be a process for me and it won’t happen overnight. I have to investigate it. I have lawyers I’m checking into."
"It’s not 100 percent. Nothing is 100 percent. As any adoptive parents already know, this is going to be a process for me and it won’t happen overnight."
Patti was adopted herself and said she never knew her biological parents.
"My sister did," the dark-haired beauty said. "She was lucky. Nobody will tell me anything, so we are working with a private investigator on Millionaire Matchmaker Season 6 and I’m searching."
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