Congratulations to Maria Menounos! The ‘E! News’ host now has a big, shiny ring to go along with her brand new cookbook. Her boyfriend of nearly 20 years, Keven Undergaro, popped the question on March 9, thanks to some help from…Howard Stern? Click to listen to it all go down!
Maria Menounos, 37, didn’t know what Keven Undergaro was cooking up but her longtime boyfriend had a surprise for her that was sweeter than anything made in the kitchen. With an assist from a world famous romantic named Howard Stern, 62, Maria and Keven are now engaged!
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Maria swung by to talk with Howard about her new book, The EveryGirl’s Guide to Cooking, on March 9, according to E! Online. But the conversation switched from food to romance, when Howard asked Maria if she ever thought about dating anyone else. “At the end of the day, Keven and I are partners in life,” she said, noting they’ve been together since 1998. That’s almost 20 years!
Her words must have been music to Keven’s ears because that’s when Howard brought him in to pop the question! “Are you about to propose to me?” Maria said, completely shocked to see her boyfriend. “I’m going to die. Oh my God, it felt like he was about to propose right now.” Maria’s E! News skills were on point because Keven had something very important to say!
“It was so emotional to hear you say everything, because listening to everything you said there, back when were in the green room talking about what you’ve been through, I’ve been through, too,” Keven said. “Would you make me the happiest man on earth and would you marry me?”
She said yes! Actually, she said, “Yes, yes, yes! Oh, my gosh! Of course! I can’t believe this is happening!” When Maria saw her new bling, she burst out in joy. “This is so beautiful and I hate engagement rings!” Keven had done his homework, because he worked with jewelry designer Jean Dousset to make the perfect ring, according to Us Weekly. Howard then made the event better by bringing in Maria’s parents, who were celebrating their 41-year anniversary!
Maria’s parents didn’t like exactly Keven when they started dating! “He wasn’t Greek,” Maria said, noting her folks are Greek Orthodox. “My dad was very upset, pretty much disowned me, took my education away.” Thankfully, Maria and her family have since reconciled and her father even apologized to Keven! Now, it’s on to the wedding. They better make sure to invite Howard!
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