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Who Is Keven Undergaro? New Details About Maria Menounos' Husband — And Their Big Wedding In Greece

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Who is Keven Undergaro?

Maria Menounos had a big fat Greek wedding over the weekend in Arcadia, Greece and frankly, it looked like a blast? Who was the groom? Well, none other than her long time love Keven Undergaro. The two initially wed in a surprise ceremony during Fox's New Year's Eve broadcast. Steve Harvey conducted the impromptu ceremony. Now, the couple has had an epic redo in a fairy tale ceremony. Maria, 40, and Keven, 50, have been together for more 20 years. Who is Keven Undergaro? 

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1. Two decades

Maria and Keven have been dating since April 1998. Undergaro proposed to Menounos on March 9, 2016 on The Howard Stern Show


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2. His background

Undergaro is the founder of the online broadcast network AfterBuzz TV, a writer and producer for film and television. He is from Massachusetts and an graduate of Saint Anselm College. After college, he wanted to head to Hollywood and worked as 20 hours a day, seven days a week at a carnival during the summer so that he could afford to go to Hollywood in the winter and work as a television writer. Eventually he became the head writer of MTV's Singled Out. He co-created the ABC show America's Dance Battle with Maria and Julianne Hough. He is the executive producer of SiriusXM's Conversations with Maria. He is also a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show. 

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3. How did they meet?

After Undergaro's stinty at MYV, he decided to make an independent film. The film was a flop. He was bankrupt, homeless, and a pariah in Hollywood. And then he met a beautiful 19-year-old girl named Maria Menounos. She was also from Massachusetts and had big Hollywood aspirations of her own. Undergaro saw more than just a bubbly, pretty, teenager. He believed in her talents and decided it was time to grow up, get serious and throw himself into her career. He committed to developing Maria's career.


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4. Through thick and thin

Undergaro has stood by Maria as her career exploded, as her mother battles stage 4 brain cancer and through Maria's own cancer scare. While her mother Litsa battled brain cancer, Maria was found to have a brain tumor of her own. It was benign, thankfully. Undergaro, along with Maria's father Costas, stood by the Menounos women during this trying time. 


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5. Big Fat Greek wedding

It was a family affair in Greece as Maria and Keven's families joined them in the fairytale celebration. Maria took to her social media to share photos of her stunning wedding and admit that it was planned in less than a month. The ceremony was in Akovos Village. Maria's parents are from Greece. Maria's dad Costas organized it. He wasn't at Maria and Keven's Times Square New Years Eve ceremony. She posted the photo of her wedding cake below with the caption,  'Truly a magical fairytale. Huge Thanks to @catering.dipnosofistirion @dimitrisskarmoutsos for the most amazing food and for making every dream come true. Everything I had hoped for you took to a level I couldn’t even imagine. Thank you to both Dimitris!'

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6. 1500 lemons

Maria and Keven's wedding featured a lemon theme. The centerpieces were lemon trees. There was yellow lighting and lemony accents. Menounos' wedding planner said 1500 lemons were used to decorate the event. Maria even changed into a lemon yellow dress for her after party. 

7. And baby makes three?

Maria told Us Weekly that she and Keven want to start a family. She has reportedly looked into surrogacy and talked to her friend Kim Kardashian West about it. 

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Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.