Maria Menounos is ready to start a family with her soon-to-be-husband Keven Undergaro.
According to a new interview, the television host is moving forward with her plans to conceive a child through in-vitro fertilization, despite the recent removal of her brain tumor and her mother's ongoing struggles with stage 4 brain cancer.
Speaking to People magazine for their latest issue, Menounos, who appears on the cover, confirmed that she and Undergaro still “want to have a family” and noted that she is “lucky” she wasn’t pregnant at the time the tumor was discovered.
“When you are pregnant, [tumors] grow fast,” she explained.
“The greatest thing that has happened out of all of this is you see God’s hands all around,” she added.
According to Menounos, her 51-year-old fiancé has stuck by her throughout her health crisis.
“He’d nap with me so I didn’t feel like I was alone, never left my side, never left the hospital, never got tired, never nothing,” she revealed. “When something like this happens, it’s so important to have people in your life that are going to lift you up. I was lucky enough to have that army around me.”
After revealing her shocking diagnosis, Menounos took to Instagram and shared a heartfelt post with her fans and followers.
First I wanna say thank you all for the well wishes, prayers and support. It's been a crazy time here in our home. I want you all to know that I'm ok! Seriously I'm recovering well and should be as good as new very very soon! Luckily I don't need any further treatments but I can't say the same about my mom. So please keep her in your prayers. I also want to thank @people for allowing me to share my story. @juliejordanc & @mrjesscagle THANK YOU' Next-I need to thank everyone at @cedarssinai everyone there has been amazing. Most people want to rush out of the hospital to get home I kept saying I've never been treated kinder. I cried like a baby saying goodbye to the amazing nurses who took such good care of me. God bless nurses! I of course need to thank dr black and dr Chu for performing an amazing surgery and giving me the best bday gift ever-my health. And lastly, god has blessed me in so many ways but this too was a blessing. I got to hear what I have meant to my friends and family-it's been quite moving for me. I want thank all of my incredible friends, family and even strangers who have shown me and my family such kindness. @alyssawallerce Thank you for being with me every step of the way. I couldn't have done it without you. @iamjoegear You too! And to @undergaro the best nurse in the world..you never left the hospital and slept by my side there. you are my everything and I'm so thankful to you. You and dad have really been incredible to mom and me. You both have inspired me. I've never been more excited about life. I see so much so clearly. Will share more with all of you soon! Xo
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"First I wanna say thank you all for the well wishes, prayers, and support. It's been a crazy time here in our home. I want you all to know that I'm ok! Seriously I'm recovering well and should be as good as new very very soon!" she wrote.
Maria Menounos and Keven Undergaro became engaged in March of last year after dating for nearly two decades.