Maria Menounous recovered for a life-threatening brain tumor to marry her longtime beau Kevin Undergaro in a surprise wedding Live on air during the FOX Network New Year’s Eve bash and now the TV host and former reality TV star says they are ready for baby.
Menounous and Undergaro, a TV programming director and producer, started the IVF process right before Maria discovered she had a brain tumor. It was removed in July 2017 and now, while in recovery, the couple is ready to return to the process of starting a family.
“I need to work with to see if getting pregnant is the smartest thing,” she told PEOPLE magazine. “I do have some kids in the freezer, maybe we’ll implant. But if not, we’ll look into surrogacy.”
Menounos goes on to add, “I really believe that God has a plan. If I’m supposed to have a baby, it’s going to happen. If not, maybe God is protecting me from this tumor growing.”
Undergaro is concerned for his wife’s health as well.
“We definitely want children, but I’m very concerned about her going through a pregnancy, and I would like to explore using a surrogate because her body has been through hell,” he said. “I want a baby desperately, but I don’t want it to be at the risk of her health.”
Maria is keeping her work schedule light, only doing special projects. The couple is going to start exploring their options this month.