Earlier this year, Yolanda Hadid revealed that she had a new man in her life, but kept his name a mystery. Earlier this week, the cat was let out of the bag when Us Weekly revealed his name.

Now, the former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star is gushing about her man, Matt Minnis.


"There's nothing better to be in love. It's a crazy thing. It just makes life more exciting and beautiful but I also worked for it," she told the Daily Mail. "I really took two years of my life to work through all of my stuff after my divorce and really look into my power as a single woman, a single women to three children and really know and learn I'm OK."

She added, "I can manage this life on my own, I don't need a man but I want to be in love and I want to share my life with somebody."

She may have found that somebody in Matt, the founder of Pledgeling, a charitable donations company.


The new couple met when he walked up to her door at her farm in Pennsylvania.

"This person came in at the perfect moment when my heart was open and I'm just excited to explore this next chapter of my life with him," she said.

She's in a good place now, too, and that's was incredibly important to her.

"I had to prove my philosophy on the spot and live it as a mother we can tell our kids a million things but until you lead by example that is the moment they look at you and go 'wow she's kick-ass and she did it,'" he said. "I had many opportunities to date but I gave myself time to truly for once and for all to heal myself and my insecurities in relationships, and marriages and all that."

She continued, "It's a great powerful place to get at as a woman. I wish I could have got there 20 years ago and not 54 but as they say better late than never."