*** UPDATE *** Please check out the comments section for more details on Destin and Rachel’s departure from the show from a relative of a Bravo exec.
Busy week, so I am just sitting now to watch the seventh season premiere of Millionaire Matchmaker. I saw a commercial for the season and noticed the new faces, but I guess it didn’t hit me until one minute in that Destin Pfaff and Rachel Federoff are truly gone GONE from the show. In the first SECOND of the premiere, Patti says her old “assistants” left and now she has new staff. I literally paused the DVR 1 SECOND into the show to write this and formally say I don’t like these changes. Then I Googled the reasons Destin and Rachel left the show.
Something that needed no Googling was the fact that Patti referring to them as “assistants” was a slap in the face. I am a huge fan of Destin and Rachel and I can tell you that Destin basically ran the place and was co-owner and Rachel was VP of Marketing. Those aren’t exactly “assistant” roles. Apparently though, Destin and Rachel chose to leave the show and company to pursue their own endeavors. I am sure that there is a whole lot more to it than this because neither party seems particularly happy about it, but it’s clear that Destin and Rachel were not fired. They possibly wanted more money from Bravo or larger roles in the company/show, and apparently did not get what they were looking for.
Destin took to his Twitter account to say this:
“For the record, @RachelFederoff & I were not ‘assistants’ – I ran a multi-million dollar company and was a fantastic matchmaker and Rachel was VP of Matchmaking. There’s nothing wrong with being an assistant, but we worked very hard to get to where we were with Patti and the show – and the frustrating public perception that we didn’t do so many many things with her, the company, the clients and the show is now amplified by a false statement that we were ‘assistants’ in tonight’s episode. Ugh. Whatever. Ok moving on- here’s to new film and tv endeavors and @DNRBrands ! We wish Patti and the show much success! We love you friends, family and FANS! Please show your support via twitter and Facebook and any social networking – we love hearing from you ! And yes, we left by choice to pursue new endeavors.”
What I liked about Destin and Rachel were their edginess. I’ve never lived in L.A. but I liked that they seemed very un-L.A. They had their own style and they weren’t your typical Barbie and Ken dolls that I think of when I think of L.A. people (They named their child Sin Halo for Pete’s sake!). The new staff however is exactly this and it just makes my skin crawl. It looks like they hired the friends of the guys on Millionaire Dollar Listing. Again, I’m literally one second into the show as I’m writing. Maybe I’m allergic to change, but I want Destin and Rachel back on Bravo in some capacity. They’re crazy interesting people that are highly intelligent and just people I would want to hang with in real life. They will be missed FOR SURE!