Maria Menounos is still hoping to find her rainbow after the storm. After revealing that she underwent surgery to have a golf ball-sized brain tumor removed while seeing her mother through stage-four brain cancer treatment, Menounos says that she and fiancé Keven Undergaro won’t let her health scare get in the way of their future. The couple will continue her IVF treatments in the hopes of having a baby.
The TV host told People that they still “want to have a family,” and she actually feels “lucky” that she hadn’t gotten pregnant already, despite her attempts to have a baby in the past. “When you are pregnant, [tumors] grow fast,” she explained.
Tears in her eyes, Menounos continued, “The greatest thing that has happened out of all of this is you see God’s hands all around.”
As for her partner of two decades, Menounos praised Undergaro’s unwavering commitment. “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 said.
Now with a “completely different” perspective on life, Menounos will be stepping down from her role at E! News and is working on her recovery, explaining, “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.”
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(h/t People; photo via John Sciulli/Getty Images for InStyle)