Greek-American journalist, television presenter and actress Maria Menounos is enjoying her vacation in Mykonos and Santorini, Greece, with her husband, Keven Undergaro, few days before the birth of their first child via surrogacy.
Since the couple arrived to the world-famous Greek island of Santorini earlier this week, Menounos has been posting snapshots from her idyllic vacation on her social media.
“I am always soooo happy in Greece! Feeling so beyond blessed,” she captioned one of her photos in which she posed by the Greek flag.
The Greek-American celebrity, who formerly hosted E! News, recently announced that she had obtained her Greek passport and will be now a dual citizen of the US and Greece.
“I’m so proud to officially be a Greek citizen! Where better to share this than in our motherland!,” she wrote besides a photo of hers at the gates of the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens holding her Greek passport.
Maria Menounos’s first Santorini vacation
Menounos told her followers that this was the first time she has visited Santorini.
Among the places that she explored on the island were the sulfur and argile thermal springs, where she benefited from the relaxing and detoxifying properties of their special, naturally occuring mud.
Of course, Menounos and her husband couldn’t have missed the view of the Santorini sunset from Oia, one of the most famous sunset views in the world.
Early birthday celebration in Mykonos
Menounos has her birthday on June 8, therefore, leaving from Santorini, she headed to nearby Mykonos, where she enjoyed an “early birthday celebration” with her family and friends.
“Great food and great fun,” she commented about her stay on the cosmopolitan Greek island.
A few weeks ago, Menounos revealed in an interview that she is a survivor of pancreatic cancer. Speaking to People magazine, she said she was diagnosed in January after repeated trips to the hospital and had the tumor removed in the following month – a procedure that she described as “super painful.”
The journalist had previously disclosed that she had a brain tumor removed in 2017.
Now, she will be celebrating her 45th with her first child, due later this summer via surrogacy.
“Just after a decade of trying everything, we are so grateful to the beautiful family helping us conceive our baby,” she said in February during an interview on the chat show Live with Kelly and Ryan.