Maria Menounos, 44, Expecting First Baby with Husband Keven Undergaro, 55, After Ten Years

American journalist, TV presenter, and actress Maria Menounos is expecting her first child with her husband, Keven Undergaro.

The couple will become first-time parents after a long journey via surrogacy.

“Just after a decade of trying everything, we are so grateful to the beautiful family helping us conceive our baby,” Maria told People Magazine on Tuesday.

“Keven, my dad, and I are all beyond excited for this soul to come into our lives. What a blessing.”

The TV correspondent added that they tried several treatments throughout the last ten years, including IVF, but nothing worked for them.

“I definitely didn’t think it was going to take this long. It’s been years. We’ve used different services and different people. W first began IVF treatments in 2012,” she said.

“It’s just been a very frustrating process.”

The pair started considering surrogacy as an option in 2018 after taking motivation from their friend, Kim Kardashian, who welcomed two babies – Chicago and Psalm through surrogacy.

“I was grateful that I had her to share and help me,” said Menounos, who was told in March 2021 that their first surrogate was not a right match.

“That was a really hard breakup because we had been together on the journey for almost two years. She was just so lovely and so amazing and very patient with us,” she added.

“There’s something called a mock cycle that my fertility doctor suggested because we only have two really good embryos and we want two kids.” She told PEOPLE.

“What would happen is the uterine lining wouldn’t grow to that last stage where you could safely implant and know that the embryo would stick. Had we not done [a mock cycle], we would’ve probably lost our only chances.”

The 44-year-old journalist said she and her husband, Undergaro found another surrogate but were still worried if that would work out for them.

“But I told [my doctors], ‘If it doesn’t work, I’m done. This is the last straw. If this doesn’t happen, it’s definitely not meant to be.’ I can’t go through this process again.”

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Source: People Magazine

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