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Maria Menounos
  • Maria Menounos was born in Medford, Massachusetts on June 8, 1978.
  • Costas and Litsa Menounos’ eldest daughter.
  • She went to the Greek Orthodox Church of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary.
  • Later, he attended Medford High School before graduating from Emerson College in 2000.
  • He is fluent in Greek.

Who is Maria Menounos?

Maria Menounos is a reporter and co-founder of AfterBuzz TV. Maria Menounos is a well-known celebrity in the entertainment industry. She also dabbled in wrestling, making an appearance in WWE.

Parents and brother of Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos was born in Medford, Massachusetts on June 8, 1978, and was raised in an Orthodox Greek family.

Her parents, Costas and Litsa, immigrated from Greece to the United States before she was born and settled in Massachusetts.

They were janitors at a local Boston nightclub. They were both very busy, so Maria and her brother, Peter, had to go help their parents on occasion.

During the holidays, Maria and Peter would usually go to the club to assist their parents.

“I remember getting to the nightclub at 5 a.m. on Christmas Eve so we could clean and change quickly.”

Peter Menounos, born Panagiotis Menounos, has an older sister named Maria.

Her younger brother was born in 1980 and now lives in Malden, Massachusetts.

Maria’s Mother Lista’s Health Issue

Maria’s mother died tragically in May 2021. Her mother succumbed to brain cancer.

Maria initially revealed that her mother had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in August 2016.

Her grandmother was 61 years old.

On the occasion of Mother’s Day in 2019, Maria shared some forward-thinking news about her mother’s cancer battle. S

Despite their best efforts, she died.

Maria’s health deteriorated while caring for her mother.

In 2017, her MRI revealed a golf-sized tumor pressing on her trigeminal nerve.

The nerve is in charge of providing sensation to the face as well as controlling some of its muscles.

Menounos underwent surgery on June 8, 2017 (her 39th birthday), which lasted just over seven hours.

Despite the successful operation, her health deteriorated. She began experiencing lingering side effects in mid-August of the same year.

She experienced dizziness and double vision for some time following the initial operation.

Maria told TODAY a year later about her recovery,

“I’m feeling good. There are minor issues, but nothing major. The prognosis is excellent… (My doctor) said the chances of this ever returning are 6 percent, which is nothing. We’re fine.”

Why is Maria Menounos well-known? What made her leave NBC?

The celebrity is well-known for her work as a reporter/host on various TV show segments.

From 2002 to 2005, she worked as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.

She landed Access Hollywood as a Correspondent in 2005 and worked there from 2005 to 2011.

She later hosted her own show, Extra, on the NBC network, which was a huge success.

She left NBC after agreeing to a multi-year deal with E! Entertainment.

Similarly, from 2013 to 2017, she co-hosted the popular segment Live from E!

With her husband, Keven, she co-founded AfterBuzz TV

AfterBuzz TV, dubbed the “ESPN of TV Talk,” was founded by Maria and her husband, Keven.

It is a podcast network that specializes in after-show podcasts.

Initially, the 41-year-old enjoyed discussing her favorite TV shows after a new episode aired.

Her hobby quickly turned into a career. Game of Thrones, Big Brother, The Flash, Real Housewives, and Grey’s Anatomy are among the television shows.

Maria Menounos
Maria Menounos is reporting. Source: wgntv

When asked about the origins of the show, Maria stated, “For decades, sports fans have been treated to ‘post-game wrap-up shows after watching their games.”

There was a void for TV fans out there, and AfterBuzz TV filled it.”

What Is Maria Menounos’s Net Worth?

Maria Menounos’s net worth is currently $12 million.

Her boyfriend-turned-husband, a producer and director, on the other hand, has a net worth of $10 million.

The couple lives in their house in Los Angeles, California.

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Maria Menounos Has Been Married To Keven Undergaro Since 2017

Relationship Status of Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos has always been forthright about her marriage to Keven Undergaro.

Maria and Keven married in a hurried ceremony in New York around New Year’s Eve 2017 after getting engaged on the Howard Stern Show.

They exchanged vows again a few months later at an extravagant wedding in Greece.

Maria wanted to honor her parents’ heritage, so the couple chose that location.

They began dating in 1998 after meeting while working on a film. For both of them, it was love at first sight.