Siggy Flicker
Flicker in 2014
Born
Sigalit Paldiel

(1967-06-01) June 1, 1967 (age 57)
Israel
EducationCherry Hill West High School
Alma materMonmouth University (BA)
Occupation(s)Matchmaker, podcaster, television personality, writer
Spouses
Mark Flicker
(m. 1997; div. 2007)
Michael Campanella
(m. 2012)
Children2
FamilyMordecai Paldiel (father)
Websitesiggyflicker.com

Sigalit "Siggy" Flicker (née Paldiel; born June 1, 1967)[1][2][3] is an Israeli-American matchmaker, podcaster, television personality, and writer. She starred in the VH1 reality-television series Why Am I Still Single?! and was a cast member on the seventh and eighth seasons of Bravo's reality-TV show The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Background

Flicker was born in Israel to Jewish parents[4] and grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, after moving to the United States as a five-year-old.[3] She is of Ashkenazi Jewish and Mizrahi Jewish descent with Polish, Ukrainian, and Iraqi roots. Her mother named her Sigalit after the Hebrew word for "violet."[1] Her father Mordecai Paldiel is a Holocaust survivor and lecturer at Stern College for Women and Queens College. After graduating from Cherry Hill High School West, she attended Monmouth University.[5] She supported herself during university by working as a waitress at a TGI Friday's and subsequently earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications.[6]

Career

As of 2011, Flicker had been a matchmaker for more than 20 years[7][8] and has appeared on national TV programs offering relationship advice. After she and her husband of 10 years divorced amicably, she acted as his matchmaker.[9]

Flicker's relationship-advice book Write Your Own Fairy Tale was published by New American Library in September 2015. That same year, she joined the cast of the seventh and eighth seasons of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. On December 22, 2017, Flicker announced she was departing the show.[10]

Flicker also co-hosted a weekly podcast, Just Sayin', with Clare Galterio and Sammi Giancola.[11][12]

Media

Flicker has appeared as a guest on television programs, including The Wendy Williams Show, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil,[13] and others. Her advice column, "Single with Siggy," debuted in the September 2013 issue of Marie Claire.[14] She is known for her loud approach.[15]

Flicker starred in the reality television series Why Am I Still Single?!, which premiered on VH1 on October 16, 2011.[15] Each episode featured two clients, a man and a woman, who were having trouble dating. Flicker sent each client on a test date with one of her recruiters without informing the clients whom they're dating.[9] Afterward she gave each client lessons in an effort to improve their dating habits.[15]

Personal life

In 1997, she married Mark Flicker, with whom she has two children. The couple divorced in 2007.[9]

In 2012 she married Michael Campanella to whom she is still married.[16]

She voted for Donald Trump in 2016. [17]

Flicker is a resident of Tenafly, New Jersey.[3]

In 2024, her stepson, Tyler Campanella, was arrested for participating in the January 6th riot, which she publicly supported. [18]

References

  1. ^ a b "Matchmaker Siggy Flicker Explains How Why Am I Still Single?! Is Different From Other Dating Shows And How She Got Her Name". VH1. Archived from the original on June 19, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  2. ^ Flicker, Siggy [@siggyflicker] (June 1, 2015). "Happy Birthday to Me!" (Tweet). Archived from the original on December 24, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2017 – via Twitter.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ a b c Rohan, Virginia (July 6, 2016). "Two new Real Housewives of New Jersey stars want to bring positive light back to show". The Record. Bergen County, New Jersey. Archived from the original on September 18, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016. Flicker's ... century-old Dutch Colonial in Tenafly.... Flicker [was born] in Israel ... 'during [sic] the [June 5–10, 1967] Six Day War in a bomb shelter,' she says...
  4. ^ Siggy Flicker Talks Losing Touch With Her Jewish Roots and The Importance of Bringing Them Back!
  5. ^ Flowers, Matt (June 13, 2016). "New Real Housewives star has SJ ties". Courier-Post. New Jersey. Archived from the original on January 15, 2021. Retrieved November 12, 2016. Flicker, a graduate of Cherry Hill West, is a relationship expert, professional matchmaker and self-help book author.
  6. ^ "Meet Siggy". Siggy Flicker official website. Archived from the original on July 23, 2014. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  7. ^ Madeleine Marr, "Get Ready for Valentine Day's with pointers from VH1 matchmaker," Miami.com, January 29, 2012.
  8. ^ Neely Steinberg,"Why are you still single? An interview with VH1's Siggy Flicker," blastmagazine.com, November 9, 2011.
  9. ^ a b c Michael Musto, "Still Single? VH1 Matchmaker Siggy Flicker Tells You How to Get Hooked," Archived January 23, 2013, at the Wayback Machine The Village Voice, October 26, 2011.
  10. ^ Corinthios, Aurelie (December 22, 2017). "Siggy Flicker Leaving the Real Housewives of New Jersey After 2 Seasons". People. United States: Time Inc. Archived from the original on December 23, 2017. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  11. ^ Flicker, Siggy. "Just Sayin' Podcast". Siggy Flicker. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  12. ^ Nesfeder, Mary Paige (July 31, 2016). "You'll Never Guess Which Jersey Reality Star Co-Hosts a Podcast With Siggy Flicker". Bravo. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  13. ^ "Why Am I Still Single?," Dr. Phil, January 11, 2012.
  14. ^ "Single with Siggy". Marie Claire. September 2013.
  15. ^ a b c "VH1 To Present Why Am I Still Single?!," Broadwayworld.com, October 16, 2011.
  16. ^ O'Brien, Jennifer (January 25, 2022). "RHONJ: What Happened To Siggy Flicker After Season 8". ScreenRant. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  17. ^ "Siggy Flicker's relationship with Donald Trump explained". Newsweek. September 19, 2023.
  18. ^ "Former 'Real Housewives' star Siggy Flicker's stepson arrested on Jan. 6 charges". NBC News. April 17, 2024.