"It's been six months, but we'll be newlyweds two years from now," Montel told PEOPLE Monday night at the Tribeca Film Festival's premiere of War, Inc. "That's what I think. That's how I feel."
The secret to their domestic bliss? Heating things up – in the kitchen.
"We like to cook together," said Montel. "Sometimes we do lamb chops. Tonight we made steak and french fries."
"Or-Ida [fries]," clarified Tara, lest you get too impressed.
And the happy couple realizes they don't have to share all their activities.
"I play a lot of poker online, while she's laying on the bed watching TV," said Montell.
"He loves his poker!" agreed Tara, a former American Airlines flight attendant. "He had full reign of the computer."
After 17 years on the air, his CBS talk show will cease production in May. And Montel, 51 – who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis five years ago – is already looking forward to future projects.
"I've got so many irons in the fire," he said. "In the next couple weeks, I'll probably have some big announcements to make."