"She was impossible to work with," a Millionaire Matchmaker insider tells PEOPLE


It has been a summer of new beginnings for Patti Stanger.

Just weeks after her relationship with boyfriend David Krause ended, the Millionaire’s Club owner and CEO announced she will be leaving Bravo after eight seasons of The Millionaire Matchmaker.

“Thank u 4 the great ride,” the reality show star wrote on Twitter Friday telling fans: “Stay tuned for exciting news as I move to a wonderful new network!”

“We loved watching Patti Stanger find love for so many people over the last 8 seasons on Bravo,” a Bravo spokesperson tells Entertainment Weekly. “We wish her the best with her new endeavors.”

Despite the kind words from the network, a Matchmaker insider tells PEOPLE there many things going on behind the scenes at the show.

“She was impossible to work with – demanding and horribly difficult,” the insider tells PEOPLE about Stanger. “Plus the show was expensive to produce, and it never did well in the ratings.”

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Whatever the reason for Stanger, 54, and the network parting ways, the businesswoman received a fond farewell from her fellow Bravo personalities.