Greek-American TV host, Maria Menounos, 44, and her husband Keven Undergaro, 55, are expecting their first child.
Menounos confirmed the news on Tuesday during an interview on the chat show “Live with Kelly and Ryan.” She surprised her hosts by saying that the couple was planning to go to Greece in the summer, but they will postpone because “We are expecting a child.”
“Just after a decade of trying everything, we are so grateful to the beautiful family helping us conceive our baby,” Menounos said. “Keven, my dad and I are all beyond excited for this soul to come into our lives. What a blessing.”
Menounos, who worked with Family Match Consulting, also shared with People Magazine an emotional clip in which she watches an ultrasound video with her father, Constantinos, by her side, People reported.
“Oh my God,” Menounos said in the video as she and her father watched, People reported. “Guys, that’s my baby. I love you.”
Maria Menounos spoke about trying to have a child
Menounos has publicly discussed several times in the past the couple’s fertility journey.
“I definitely didn’t think it was going to take this long. It’s been years. We’ve used different services, different people,” Menounos, who first began IVF treatments in 2012, told People. “It’s just been a very frustrating process.”
Menounos lost her mother Stavroula “Litsa” Menounos on May 2, 2021, and told People in a previous interview that “it’s difficult knowing her mother won’t be able to meet her grandchildren.”
“Last time, we were a day away from implanting and I was telling my mom, ‘It’s happening! We’re going to implant.’ I was so excited and giving her hope to hold on,” Menounos told People.
“That was before we knew that her tumor had grown as much as it did in the COVID period, so that’s really sad. It’s a super costly procedure and it’s a super emotionally taxing experience.”
“Grief is so hard. I just became such a soldier for my mom. My whole life became about keeping her alive and making sure she had quality of life,” she told People in 2022.
“When she passed, I was like, ‘What’s my purpose?’ I was happy to lose myself to take care of my mom, but it’s been cool to be able to rediscover and know that I’m progressing in a new path.”
Maria Menounos and Keven Undergaro got married (for a second time) in a village in Greece’s Peloponnese in 2018.
The two renewed their vows in Akovos, in an Orthodox ceremony organized by Maria’s father – who had missed out on the first celebration.