The talk show host gushes about his wife of six months
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His long-running talk show will end next month, but Montel Williams couldn’t be happier, thanks to new bride Tara.

“It’s been six months, but we’ll be newlyweds two years from now,” Montel told PEOPLE Monday night at the Tribeca Film Festival’s premiere of War, Inc. “That’s what I think. That’s how I feel.”

The secret to their domestic bliss? Heating things up – in the kitchen.

“We like to cook together,” said Montel. “Sometimes we do lamb chops. Tonight we made steak and french fries.”

“Or-Ida [fries],” clarified Tara, lest you get too impressed.

And the happy couple realizes they don’t have to share all their activities.

“I play a lot of poker online, while she’s laying on the bed watching TV,” said Montell.

“He loves his poker!” agreed Tara, a former American Airlines flight attendant. “He had full reign of the computer.”

After 17 years on the air, his CBS talk show will cease production in May. And Montel, 51 – who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis five years ago – is already looking forward to future projects.

“I’ve got so many irons in the fire,” he said. “In the next couple weeks, I’ll probably have some big announcements to make.”