“I didn’t seek this out. And if it wasn’t for our financial situation I probably wouldn’t consider it. You do what you have to do when you’re, you know, a mother of two,” she told The Associated Press during a telephone interview.
As a public figure, Patti has always guarded her privacy, shielding her two children from the press and avoiding the cameras as much as possible. “I’ve been able to comport myself in public in a dignified way in the past, so I don’t see why this should be any different,” she told the AP.