According to Divorce Debbie, Terry Fator said his marriage had problems before he became famous, and the fame only made it worse. He claimed his wife went out on him, didn't want children and alienated his family. Melinda Fator claimed a conversation about children never happened.
One day after the divorce, on Nov. 3, 2010, Terry Fator married his stage assistant Taylor Makakoa, who was 22 at the time. Fator said that Makakoa wanted love, family and children and recognized that Terry was able to give those things to her, despite being half his age. In an interview with the Las Vegas Sun, Fator also claimed that his ex-wife was controlling over his life and career.