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Maria Menounos announces surprise New Year's Eve wedding

By Admin / Published On Tuesday, 02 Jan 2018 02:23 AM / No Comments / 276 views

Maria Menounos has married her long-term partner in a surprise ceremony.

The veteran TV personality, 39, exchanged vows with her longtime love Keven Undergaro in a ceremony officiated by Steve Harvey and broadcast on a Fox New Year’s Eve special she and Harvey co-hosted in New York City‘s Times Square. 

‘Kevin, are you ready man? You look sharp, you look really good,’ Harvey, 60, told Undergaro, who was decked out in a black tux while Menounos wore a white wedding gown.

'I love you boo!': Maria Menounos and longtime love Keven Undergaro married in surprise New Year's Eve wedding with Steve Harvey officiating

‘I love you boo!’: Maria Menounos and longtime love Keven Undergaro married in surprise New Year’s Eve wedding with Steve Harvey officiating

Referencing the freezing temperatures in the Big Apple, Harvey – whose large white trench coat caught the Internet’s attention – told the couple, ‘This has got to be a pretty cold wedding … so let’s get you guys married.’

As they faced each other, Harvey said, ‘Here we are folks, gathered on this really, really special occasion.’

Harvey asked the couple to ‘face each other’ and ‘hold hands,’ asking both the bride and the groom if they would accept one another ‘freely and without reservation.’

At that point, the couple – who got engaged in March of 2016 on The Howard Stern Show – exchanged niceties before Harvey made things final.

Gorgeous bride: The star showed off her enviable bridal gown for the cameras

Gorgeous bride: The star showed off her enviable bridal gown for the cameras

 Gorgeous couple: The two looked picture perfect for their big day

 Gorgeous couple: The two looked picture perfect for their big day

So in love: The new bride looked gorgeous for her televised wedding

So in love: The new bride looked gorgeous for her televised wedding

Taking him: The duo made an emotional display in their vows

Taking him: The duo made an emotional display in their vows

So happy! Maria could not contain her joy during the touching ceremony

So happy! Maria could not contain her joy during the touching ceremony

'Kevin, are you ready man? You look sharp, you look really good,' Harvey, 60, told Undergaro, who was decked out in a black tux while Menounos wore a white wedding gown

‘Kevin, are you ready man? You look sharp, you look really good,’ Harvey, 60, told Undergaro, who was decked out in a black tux while Menounos wore a white wedding gown

Referencing the freezing temperatures in the Big Apple, Harvey - whose large white trench coat caught the Internet's attention - told the couple, 'This has got to be a pretty cold wedding ... so lets get you guys married.'

Referencing the freezing temperatures in the Big Apple, Harvey – whose large white trench coat caught the Internet’s attention – told the couple, ‘This has got to be a pretty cold wedding … so lets get you guys married.’

Undergaro referenced an recurring bit from the shock jock’s program, quoting a cringe-worthy videotaped spiel from Stern producer Gary Dell’Abate addressed to an ex-girlfriend.

Said Keven: ‘Baba Booey on to you Steve … when we first met my professional life was at a nine and my personal life was at at two … still I gained a lover and a best friend, and you gained a lover and a best friend.’

After the bit, Keven told Maria, ‘You are a blessing not just to my life, but an even bigger blessing to this whole world and you don’t even realize that and that’s what makes you incredibly special… I will deal with you in brain tumors and health … I love you boo.’

As they faced each other, Harvey said, 'Here we are folks, gathered on this really, really special occasion.'

As they faced each other, Harvey said, ‘Here we are folks, gathered on this really, really special occasion.’

At that point, the couple - who got engaged in March of 2016 on The Howard Stern Show - exchanged niceties before Harvey made things final.

At that point, the couple – who got engaged in March of 2016 on The Howard Stern Show – exchanged niceties before Harvey made things final.

Maria was equally emotional, telling Keven, ‘I love you so much … I just wanted to marry you so bad before surgery, after surgery, and I couldn’t think of a better way to do it than right here. Steve, thank you so much for doing this for us.’ 

Maria – whose parents Constantinos and Litsa Menounos were in attendance for the New Year’s Eve nuptials – said that it was ‘a dream come true knowing that they got to see this.’

Harvey, at that point, said, ‘Keven and Maria, by the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife: Keven, you may now kiss the bride!’

Glam squad: Maria got herself prepped before the big moment behind the scenes

Glam squad: Maria got herself prepped before the big moment behind the scenes

Here comes the bride: Maria descended a staircase looking ready for her big moment

Here comes the bride: Maria descended a staircase looking ready for her big moment

Maria was emotional, telling Keven, 'I love you so much ... I just wanted to marry you so bad before surgery, after surgery, and I couldn't think of a better way to do it than right here. Steve, thank you so much for doing this for us.'

Maria was emotional, telling Keven, ‘I love you so much … I just wanted to marry you so bad before surgery, after surgery, and I couldn’t think of a better way to do it than right here. Steve, thank you so much for doing this for us.’

After Maria tossed her bouquet to the crowd, the newlyweds shared their first dance to the tune of Thank You For Loving Me in a prerecorded segment from Jon Bon Jovi, who led things off with a personalized message to the new bride.

Menounos earlier in the evening announced the surprising plans after a tough year in which she battled a brain tumor.

‘I learned a lot this year,’ she said. ‘It wasn’t easy, but there were a lot of gifts along the way.’

Glamorous: The television personality posed for snaps in her all white gown

Glamorous: The television personality posed for snaps in her all white gown

Glamorous: The television personality posed for snaps in her all white gown

With her minister: Steve posed with the bride after officiating her wedding

With her minister: Steve posed with the bride after officiating her wedding

Surprise! Maria Menounos on Sunday announced she'd be marrying Keven Undergaro in a surprise New Year's Eve wedding with Steve Harvey (R) officiating things

Surprise! Maria Menounos on Sunday announced she'd be marrying Keven Undergaro in a surprise New Year's Eve wedding with Steve Harvey (R) officiating things

Surprise! Menounos on Sunday announced she’d be marrying Keven in a surprise New Year’s Eve wedding with Steve Harvey (R) officiating things 

She said that a good tip to start the new year on would be to slow down and focus on health. She noted how her mother Litsa is also dealing with stage IV brain cancer, adding that doctors recently said her mom’s tumor has shrunk a little.

Menounos said she was seeking to end the year on an up-note, adding that she ‘was gonna surprise [Undergaro] at one point,’ but couldn’t do such in having him fit for a wedding ring and tuxedo.

Harvey added that he’d received proper credentialing in the past few days, and would preside over the celebrity ceremony.

Multi-tasking: The TV host was hard at work amid chilly temperatures in the Big Apple 

Multi-tasking: The TV host was hard at work amid chilly temperatures in the Big Apple 

Her wedding day: Maria was bundled up as she stood in front of the camera for the broadcast

Her wedding day: Maria was bundled up as she stood in front of the camera for the broadcast

The couple wed in public fashion in New York City – very much in the fashion in which they got engaged – as Undergaro proposed to her during her appearance on the Stern Show.

When Stern ceded the mic to Undergaro, she speculated that he was going to propose, but he denied it.

Undergaro told Maria, ‘Although I said that this isn’t a proposal, I want to ask you something, Maria: Would you make me the happiest man on earth? And would you marry me?’

Maria said in response, ‘Are you … kidding me right now? Oh, my God! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Of course! Oh, my God! I can’t even believe this is happening.’  

Celebrating: The celebrity confirmed the shocking announcement via Twitter  

Celebrating: The celebrity confirmed the shocking announcement via Twitter  

Longtime loves: The couple, who have been together since 1998, got engaged on The Howard Stern Show last year 

Longtime loves: The couple, who have been together since 1998, got engaged on The Howard Stern Show last year 

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