Access Hollywood reporter Laura Saltman thought she had found the man of her dreams after being set up by "Millionaire Matchmaker" Patti Stanger. But four months following the birth of her son, Brenner, Saltman has found herself battling her "Millionaire" ex over child support and custody -- leaving Stanger begging for her to keep the story secret.
“We dated about four months before I found out I was pregnant,” she tells me. “He was in and out of my life during my pregnancy, choosing not to tell anyone about our son until after he was born. I felt like a teen mom at 39 years old.”
The couple reconciled when their son was born, only for Saltman to be blindsided with news that the father of her child had secretly been communicating with his former fiancée. Now, this so-called millionaire, whom Laura believes paid upwards of 20 thousand dollars a year to be part of Stanger’s club, is balking over his child support payments.
“I’m a working mom, shouldering 90 percent of the financial responsibility," Saltman tells me. "He’s paying virtually nothing, yet he acts like it’s going to bankrupt him. I don’t think a guy who paid that much to get dates is hurting for money.”
So what were Stanger's words of wisdom for the new mom? Lawyer up.
“She told me to get a lawyer pronto and of course, being Patti, yelled at me for not using birth control. At least I followed her rule about being in a monogamous relationship. But her screening process leaves a lot to be desired.”
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