Jonathan Cheban, Anat Popovsky, and The Millionaire Matchmaker


Jonathan Cheban is the founder and former CEO of CommandPR, a full-service public relations firm with offices in both New York City and Los Angeles.

He was happily dating Anat Popovsky, but before things got serious between the two, the power publicist courted some other women on Bravo’s 7th season of The Millionaire Matchmaker.

The Millionaire Matchmaker follows Patti Stanger, owner of the Beverly Hills-based Millionaire’s Club dating service, as she matches single wealthy people with closely compatible dates.

The brutally blunt 52-year-old will be exploring love matches for Kim Kardashian’s BFF Jonathan Cheban, The Voice’s Katrina Parker, and the late Patrick Swayze’s actor brother Don in the 7th season of Millionaire Matchmaker. Patti will have her hands full trying to find Cheban the right woman. 

Jonathan Cheban was born on February 21, 1974 in Fort Lee, New Jersey, United States, to Russian Jewish parents, Mikhail, a diamond dealer, and Galina, a real estate agent with Sotheby’s.

He is an only child. Cheban attended Fort Lee High School, graduating in 1992. He then attended Hofstra University, where he majored in communications, while at the same time exploring New York nightlife.

Cheban first gained public attention with his appearance in the third season of the hit reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians appearing as a friend of the Kardashian sisters.

He subsequently appeared in several episodes of the show’s spin-offs, Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kourtney and Kim Take Miami. He came to be known in all three series as Kim Kardashian’s BFF, which is slang for Best Friends Forever.