At 35 years old, Extra host Maria Menounos still lives with her parents, and she’s not embarrassed at all, she says.
In an interview on Ellen earlier this week, Menounos said her decision to still live at home has to do with her Greek heritage, as multiple generations living under one roof is an old cultural tradition.
Also, the dark haired beauty said that her boyfriend lives in the house as well, which is kind of tough sometimes, because her parents keep pressuring her to get married. Menounos has been with her boyfriend, Kevin Undergaro, for 15 years.
But despite that pressure it’s still a joy to live with her folks, she says, and she loves the fact they get noticed from time to time, which is why she brought them on the Ellen show with her.
“I just love the idea that I am able to take these two villagers from Greece who had no running water, they didn’t have shoes to go to school with and now they’re going to be famous on TV,” she said.
Menounos is currently making the rounds promoting her new reality series called Chasing Maria Menounos, which is scheduled to start on March 18 on the Oxygen channel. The show will follow the 35 year old in both her professional and personal life, and it’ll document what her day-to-day is really like.
In a separate interview with Ladies Home Journal, the part time professional wrestler said she had a difficult time staying healthy when she was younger, and as a teenager she constantly put on extra weight.
“I grew a size every year,” said Menounos. “I didn’t gain the Freshman 15, I gained the Freshman 40.”
“I was in and out of the hospital multiple times for exhaustion, malnutrition and dehydration. I realized my whole quest to have an amazing body needed to be seriously reevaluated. Just because you’re thin, doesn’t mean you’re healthier.”
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