TOO FAB: Psychic Connects Lili Estefan with Mom Who Died

TOO FAB: Psychic Connects Lili Estefan with Mom Who Died

NEW YORK TIMES: Psychic Medium Meets His Match!

NEW YORK TIMES: Psychic Medium Meets His Match!


Matt Fraser knew he would marry Alexa Papigiotis the moment he saw her at a Rhode Island coffee shop. But, no, not because he is a psychic.


“Growing up, my mom always told me, ‘When you meet the one, you know it,’” Mr. Fraser said. When Ms. Papigiotis sailed into the Coffee Connection in her hometown North Providence on Jan. 17, 2017, Mr. Fraser, who also answers to “America’s top psychic medium,” realized his mother was right.


Mr. Fraser, 30, and Ms. Papigiotis, 23, met on Instagram a few days before. Her picture popped up in his feed. At first he thumbed past her. But then he rushed back to see her photo again. “I thought, ‘Who is that?’” he said. “And then I saw that she followed me back, and that she was Miss Rhode Island Teen USA. I was like, ‘Oh my God, how cool is that?’”


He messaged her, not stinting on the flattery: “I said, ‘I didn’t know I was being followed by an Instagram star.’ Let me take you out for coffee.”


On the date, Ms. Papigiotis, then a waitress and pageant contestant and now an independent fashion designer, asked what she called stupid questions about the business of being a psychic. “I was like, ‘How does it work? Do you see anybody behind me?’”

He did, actually. Ms. Papigiotis had recently lost her grandmother. “He started giving me a full-on reading right there over coffee,” she said.


But instead of a thrill, his contact with her grandmother gave her anxiety. Before he finished, she abruptly left the table. “She went outside, and I thought she wasn’t coming back in,” Mr. Fraser said.


Ms. Papigiotis was just in need of some fresh air. By the time she left Coffee Connection, she was ready to say yes to a second date, though Mr. Fraser didn’t ask for one. “I was like, ‘I can’t let her know I like her,’” he said. “You’ve got to play the game.”


Within two days, though, it was game over. Mr. Fraser asked Ms. Papigiotis to dinner at the Italian restaurant Antonio’s in his hometown Cranston, where they had their first hints of what has become extreme compatibility. “We have the exact same tastes and values,” Mr. Fraser said. “We talk the same, we think the same thoughts. We even sort of look alike.”


Ms. Papigiotis moved in with Mr. Fraser in Cranston and at his vacation home in West Palm Beach, Fla., at the end of 2017. Both started hearing wedding bells.


On May 13, 2019, Mr. Fraser found the right moment to pop the question. Ms. Papigiotis had completed her last pageant, winning the title of Miss Congeniality at the Miss Teen USA 2017 pageant. “Meet the Frasers,” a reality show starring Mr. Fraser and Ms. Papigiotis, as well as their extended families, had started filming by this point, too, in advance of a 2020 premiere.


At the Eau Palm Beach resort in Manalapan, Fla., he rented the ballroom and arranged for it to be outfitted with a table for two set with Champagne. As the “Meet the Frasers” crew moved in to film the occasion, he choked up. “I started crying as soon as we sat down,” he said. “I couldn’t even make it through the words.” By the time he managed, Ms. Papigiotis was in tears, too. “I said, ‘Yes, yes, yes!’” she said.


On Oct. 9, Mr. Fraser and Ms. Papigiotis were married before 93 vaccinated guests at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach by their friend Trisha Armstrong, who was ordained by the Universal Life Church for the occasion. They knew the day would be a success before they said their “I dos.”


The week before the wedding, “I said to Matt, ‘Use your abilities. Ask my Grammy if we’re going to be OK,’” Ms. Papigiotis said. “Since then we’ve been getting wonderful messages from the other side,” Mr. Fraser said.

A version of this article appears in print on Oct. 24, 2021, Section ST, Page 17 of the New York edition with the headline: A Medium Meets His Match.
PEOPLE: Matt Fraser & Alexa Papigiotis Married!

PEOPLE: Matt Fraser & Alexa Papigiotis Married!

Alexa Papigiotis and Matt Fraser are married.

Matt Fraser and Alexa Papigiotis are officially husband and wife.  The psychic medium and his bride, who are featured on E!’s Meet the Frasers, tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday.  Scroll through to see all the photos from their “magical” day

Fraser, 30, and Papigiotis, 23, met in January 2017, when her messaged her on Instagram asking her out to coffee — a very “21st century” love story, they told PEOPLE.

Over two years later, in May 2019, he popped the question and the pair got engaged.

Their nuptials were originally scheduled for February but, like many other couples over the past two years, they delayed the date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fraser said the postponement was a blessing in disguise. “It allowed us to give everyone time to get vaccinated,” he said. “But then at the same time, you need every minute that you can to plan and to prep — it’s literally taken us two years to plan this wedding.”

About 93 friends and family members were in attendance for the ceremony and party at the historic Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach.

The venue was originally built as a wedding gift for the owner’s wife in 1902. “We’re literally getting married inside of a wedding gift,” Fraser said of the “breathtaking” waterfront location.

Papigiotis said the museum location made for a “magical” day. “It is the most amazing place — we could not have picked anywhere better. It’s so romantic, it’s charming, it’s magical,” the former Miss Rhode Island Teen USA said. “Every time we’re on the grounds, it just feels like you’re in a movie.”

The bride said the design and decorations were true to their “extra” selves, with plenty of gold and glittery accents, as well as a “humongous” light-up sign of their last name.

The event also featured various personal touches. When guests arrived, a string quartet played a song from Beauty and the Beast in honor of Papigiotis’ love of Disney, and later on, a cappuccino cart marked Fraser’s love of coffee.

In addition to cake, the duo served up McDonald’s Happy Meals to each of their guests at the end of the night — an homage to their mutual love of junk food.

As for their outfits, the couple said a lot of thought went into their wedding looks. “We love fashion so what we’re all wearing and looking like as a bridal party was very important to us,” Papigiotis said

Fraser went “classic” with a black tuxedo, while his groomsmen wore complimentary white tuxes.

Papigiotis, meanwhile, stunned in a lace-adorned gown, which she made sure Fraser didn’t see until their first look just before the ceremony. Her bridal party, composed of all family members, wore one-shoulder black dresses and elegant opera gloves.

Papigiotis told PEOPLE the first look was what she was most looking forward to about the wedding. “I got my gown a year and a half ago and I was never able to tell him what it looks like — he has no idea what I’m going to look like on that day,” she said ahead of the ceremony. “So I’m just so excited to see him for that first time and have a really intimate moment together before we see everybody else.”

Next up, Fraser and Papigiotis will be jetting off to Barbados for their honeymoon.

Once they return, they said they both agree that kids are the next step for their relationship.

“We are ready for kids,” Papigiotis said. “We are so excited. We’re going to, God willing, start trying right away, and we are just so excited to make our own little family and raise children together. That is our top priority for married life.”

Once they return, they said they both agree that kids are the next step for their relationship.

“We are ready for kids,” Papigiotis said. “We are so excited. We’re going to, God willing, start trying right away, and we are just so excited to make our own little family and raise children together. That is our top priority for married life.”

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THE OAKLAND PRESS: Psychic Matt Fraser back to public shows

THE OAKLAND PRESS: Psychic Matt Fraser back to public shows



For Matt Fraser, the pandemic pause brought a little more quiet than usual — from the voices inside his head.


Without live appearances, the celebrity psychic medium from Rhode Island and hosts of E!’s “Meet the Frasers” adjusted to not having the deceased pop up in day-to-day circumstances.


“There’s always that background noise of hearing people who have died,” the exuberant Fraser notes by phone. “So when the pandemic happened and my fiancée and I  were stuck in the house, for the first time in a long time I didn’t hear anybody. It was so different, like the whole world was quiet.


“It was a definitely a culture shock, a different way to live. At the beginning it was kind of nice … but also very sad. I felt like I had lost a piece of me for a while.”


Fraser did exercise his “gift,” which he attributes to his mother and grandmother, during the time off, mostly via virtual readings that were attended by people from around the world as well as “mini teachings” about the afterlife on Facebook. He also wrote a new book based on questions he’s often asked, and he has another TV project in the works.


And this weekend he gets back to live readings. His engagement at the MotorCity Casino (rescheduled twice) will be Fraser’s first in-person event, as well as the venue’s.


“I’m really really excited,” says Fraser, who was making three live appearances per week before the pandemic. “This is really my favorite thing to do, being with people and helping connect them with their loved ones. Being able to be in front of people again is just … I think I’m going to be more excited than the audience is.”

THE DETROIT NEWS: Psychic Medium Matt Fraser Comes To Detroit

THE DETROIT NEWS: Psychic Medium Matt Fraser Comes To Detroit

Noelle Gray

The Detroit News

Detroit — Psychic medium Matt Fraser wants to bring peace of mind to the residents of Detroit, one lost loved one at a time.

“I feel drawn to come, because I want to bring peace,” said Fraser. “People need to realize, especially with the pandemic and all these things happening, that we need to come together.”

Fraser will be performing Sunday at Motor City Casino, the first live entertainment being held at the Sound Board Theater since the pandemic shutdown.

As the star of the television series,”Meet the Frasers” on E!, Fraser explores his personal life alongside his family and pageant girlfriend Alexa’s family, taking viewers to the other side of his day-to-day experiences.

“Instead of all the readings and the things you see on TV, it brings people behind the scenes of my life, and get to know me, to get to know my family, and I thought that was pretty cool,” Fraser told The Detroit News over the phone ahead of the live show.

DIGITAL JOURNAL:  A Psychic Medium & Bestselling Author

DIGITAL JOURNAL: A Psychic Medium & Bestselling Author

Television star, psychic medium, and bestselling author Matt Fraser chatted with Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos about “Meet the Frasers” and being a performer in the digital age, and the impact of technology during the quarantine.

Fraser is a star of the hit reality television series Meet The Frasers on E! Entertainment, as well as America’s top psychic medium. “It has been great. At first, I was nervous because I hadn’t done reality TV before, but to be honest with you, you forget that the cameras are there really quick,” he said.


His sold-out live events, shows, television appearances, and popular private readings have allowed him to bring healing, hope, and laughter to a worldwide audience of fans and followers.​ He has worked with A-list celebrities, social media influencers, and everyday people.


Each day, he is motivated by his “clients.” “Getting up each day and seeing the messages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and people telling me that I am inspiring them and helping them cope with their pain of losing their loved ones,” he said. “Also, at the same time, people are coming to my pages and they are sharing their own stories. Even though my pages are primarily about me, it has become a community for people to come and meet other people that are like them.”


“Every single day, I am learning things that are new. It is a little bit like Rosetta Stone,” he said.


“I am very blessed and I feel blessed every single day,” he admitted. “My clients helped define me, and they shaped who I am. I don’t consider the fans as followers, I consider them family because they are all so positive. My fans are the nicest from all over the world.”


On being a TV personality in the digital age, he said, “To be honest with you, it has helped me reach people I normally wouldn’t have been able to reach and meet before. At first, I was skeptical about doing things online because I didn’t know how it was going to work, especially I am so used to being on the road and on tour. All of a sudden, all of these people decide to tune in online. I’ve read people from Greece, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.”


“Without this new form of technology, I would have never been able to reach these people without physically going there,” he added.


He acknowledged that he sees a silver lining during the quarantine. “The quarantine has taught us a little about connecting with the spirit world,” he said. “When we first went into quarantine, I didn’t know what was going to happen. Then something amazing happened, even though we couldn’t connect with our family members and see them face to face, we discovered a new way to communicate with them via Zoom. Now, we have learned to connect with people in a whole new way using technology.”


“Another thing I’ve noticed is that we are all here in this world to help one another,” he said. “If we didn’t help each other during the pandemic, where would we be?”


Fraser noted that he has loved being at home and enjoying his house. “That is something I haven’t been able to do before since I would travel so much and I was out of the house so much,” he said. “I appreciate being at home and spending time with Alexa and our pets.”


Regarding the title of the current chapter of his life, he said with a sweet laugh, “Zooming with the dead.” “I think that everybody’s chapter in their lives is ‘Zoom’ something such as Zoom holidays, Zoom birthdays, Zoom cooking,” he explained.


A bestselling author of When Heaven Calls and a true global phenomenon, Fraser has caught the attention of major media outlets across the country such as the New York Times, People Magazine, and CBS Radio. He has also been a sought-after guest on such popular television shows as The Real Housewives, Botched, and The Doctors, among others.


For young and aspiring artists, he said, “Keep following your passion.” “Keep going on your own path and don’t listen to anybody else,” he said. “There is enough room in the universe for everybody to have success in what it is that they are doing. Also, I would encourage parents, educators, and people that influence the youth to encourage people to have their own path. We are all brought into this world with different gifts.”


Fraser defined the word success as “looking back on your life and taking away life lessons from it.” “Helping people and being inspirational and that you left your mark on this world. That is what success means to me,” he said. “Also, knowing what your life purpose is. I feel that we are all here to contribute to this world.”


For his fans and followers, Fraser concluded, “Thank you so much, I couldn’t have done it without you. I love the people that have followed me from day one from before I had a TV show and before I was anybody. To see all of those people still following me on my journey shows me that I am doing something right.”


To learn more about Matt Fraser, check out his official website and follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

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