She Was Hosting NYE Live. Then, a Surprise

Maria Menounos marries longtime love Keven Undergaro on the air
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2018 12:30 PM CST
In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Maria Menounos arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Captain America: Civil War" at the Dolby Theatre.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – While crowds braved the bitter cold in Times Square for New Year's Eve, Maria Menounos warmed hearts with a surprise live event: marrying her longtime beau. EW.com reports that shortly before midnight, Menounos, who was co-hosting Fox News' New Year's Eve broadcast from New York City with Steve Harvey, wed Keven Undergaro, whom she's been with for 20 years. The on-air nuptials were supposedly the brainchild of a Fox producer just a couple of weeks ago, and People notes Menounos' scramble to find a stunning dress that could also withstand what was likely going to be frigid New Year's Eve temps.

"I quickly went onto Pinterest and started looking at wedding gowns," Menounos says. "I've never really been that girl that's done that." Her final selection was a Pronovias strapless lace "Randala" gown with a matching detachable coat to protect her against the cold. "The cameraman, who doesn't even know me, cried" when he saw her in the dress, she says. Undergaro had proposed to her live in March 2016 on Howard Stern's radio show. In attendance at the wedding, which was officiated by Harvey: Menounos' father and mother, the latter still battling stage 4 brain cancer. "Seeing my parents happy means everything!" Menounos posted on Instagram. (Menounos found out she had her own brain tumor last year.)

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