At 74, the very single and sassy Miss Robbie Montgomery is living a life beyond what she ever imagined. We had a quick chat with the owner of the famed Sweetie Pie’s soul food restaurants — and star of OWN’s “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” — about the important stuff in life. A new season of ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s‘ returns Saturday, February 28 on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
Q: What is the biggest difference in terms of what you are looking for now in a partner, versus what you looked for when you were younger?
Miss Robbie: The age! I’m looking for an older man now, a long time ago I was looking for a younger man.
Q: What are your must-haves in a mate, and your deal breakers?
Miss Robbie: My must have is that he’s got to be secure — not jealous and not intimidated by a successful, working woman. And a good sense of humor! A deal breaker is bad breath!
Q: What is the best advice you could give someone dating later in life?
Miss Robbie: When you’re dating later in life you know exactly what you want, and I think you’re looking more for a companion than a husband.
Q: Do you have any mantras or affirmations you live by?
Miss Robbie: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Q: What do you love about your life most these days?
Miss Robbie: I’m at a place where I’m happy and content…it doesn’t take much for me to be happy. I still want and dream, but I’m comfortable where I am.
Q: What would you tell someone who is struggling with finding happiness and contentment?
Miss Robbie: Happiness is what you make it. You can’t look for it. You can be happy with nothing and you can be unhappy with wealth. So it’s what you make out of life.
Q: The key to your happiness is…
Miss Robbie: The key to my happiness is my business. I enjoy what I do! I’m a people person and I just love being in business for myself.
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