Patti Stanger reveals her biggest regret

Dec 27, 2013 at 1:28 p.m. ET

Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger has revealed her biggest regret and opens up about her bad luck.

Patti StangerMillionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger seems to have it all: A successful business and reality show, a collection of fabulous handbags and a great relationship with former baseball star David Krause. But there's one thing she really wants that she never had.

"My biggest regret is that I didn't have children," the 52-year-old said during a Twitter fan Q&A session through OK! Magazine.

"I had an abortion in my 20s," she admitted. "I was pregnant and I didn't have enough money and I didn't think it was OK to have a child and be a single parent. And now look, everyone's doing it!"

"I didn't find the right guy at the right time to have one with, I guess."

Stanger also explained why adopting on her own wasn't an option for her before meeting Krause.

"But I don't think I would adopt and be single. I [thought] I would have eventually found a guy, settled down, got the picket fence," she said. "I just didn't meet person at the right time, I wasn't that lucky, like a lot of other people."

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Stanger was engaged to real estate exec Andy Friedman during their seven-year relationship but broke it off after he revealed he didn't want children. While she and Krause aren't formally engaged, she wears his promise ring on her wedding finger.

That relationship might be taking a toll on her waistline, however. She revealed in the chat, "I am afraid the holidays are going to kill me. I am a little nervous. [We] love to eat and we barbecue every Sunday. One of my dresses just popped and I went, 'Oh s***, time to lose weight.' Can't get away with murder forever. David eats ice cream every night, he kills me with ice cream."

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