Maria Menounos Talks Celebrating 5-Year Anniversary With Husband Keven: ‘So Much Pure Love’

Maria Menounos Talks Celebrating 5-Year Anniversary With Husband Keven: ‘So Much Pure Love’

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Maria Menounos is looking forward to the holidays — but she’s also looking forward to celebrating her 5-year wedding anniversary with husband Keven Undergaro.

Maria Menounos and her husband, Kevin Undergaro, have been married since 2017, so their five-year anniversary is coming up in 2022. She admits they’ll do something special to celebrate, but right now, her focus is on the holidays. She actually recently partnered with Marshalls and T.J. Maxx to share some of her gifting and fashion must-haves this season, and we love the advice she gave HollywoodLife in this EXCLUSIVE new interview. Plus, she shares her thoughts on Kim Kardashian‘s new romance with Pete Davidson and what it was like recently working with Kevin on a new movie.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: You recently partnered with Marshalls and T.J. Maxx, so what are some must-have gifts for the holiday season this year?

MARIA MENOUNOS: Partnering with T.J. Maxx and Marshalls is perfect for me because I have been a lifelong fan and shopper there and they really do have everything for everybody on your list. So, I have been showing everybody all that I got for people because I am so excited, but I started and did a lot of online shopping on T.J. Maxx and Marshalls’ websites this year. Because I haven’t really had the chance to go in stores as much as I would like, but normally I like going into the store. But some must-have gifts, I got my dad a massager and I know he will use it on his recliner, he will be so happy. I think guys are usually the hardest to buy for and then you guys think it is hard to buy for us, but I think we are easy. But for the lady in your life, we have had a very stressful year or so, so I think the gift of cozy or a throw or some fresh towels since no one buys towels, so I think some really nice towels would be nice. Put a nice Christmas bow on them or a cozy robe, some slippers or candles. And then for entertaining, you can get a cheese board and some cool mugs. So those are some of them. You can get a fun doggy tent for the animal in your life, it is just fun. Dog sweaters, lots of great wrapping paper and bows, as I am always running out of gift bags and stuff like that.

Maria Menounos and husband Keven Undergaro (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock)

HOLLYWOODLIFE: If you could be materialistic this year, what would you want from Santa Claus?

MARIA MENOUNOS: I think I already got it all, but I have been shopping online at T.J. Maxx Runway and then I don’t know if you know about T.J. Maxx Runway, but that is where you can get the real lux stuff, so I got some cool boots. [They] might be my favorite boots. But I would love a sweater dress and earrings. I got a lot of little, tiny earrings, I love tiny earrings. They are really fashionable and cool. I bought myself a bunch of wardrobes. Because I am from Massachusetts and T.J. Maxx and Marshalls has been a part of my life forever. So, all their new lines and cool stuff, I love seeing it all. But I think boots and jewelry would be my favorites this year.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: Are there any fun or new holiday traditions that you are looking forward to this year?

MARIA MENOUNOS: You know, the holidays have been challenging the last few years with my mom being sick and so, there have been a lot of ups and downs and twists. I mean, last Thanksgiving and Christmas — well, not Christmas, but Thanksgiving, both my parents were in the hospital with Covid. And then Christmas was just me taking care of them while they were healing, and it was really a rough, rough time. So, I feel like we are starting new traditions now and so we are in the transition where we don’t know what to do because it is the first year without my mom and without my uncle and all this stuff, so I think this is the year we are getting through and then next year we will have a brand new slate to start from.

Maria Menounos (Courtesy of Marshalls and T.J. Maxx)

HOLLYWOODLIFE: On your podcast, ‘Better Together’, it is very health focused. You have had health issues with a brain tumor — how are you feeling now in your health journey?

MARIA MENOUNOS: Good! I think I am more focused on it than ever and the show really keeps me on track. I have the best experts coming in every day — every day I am learning something new and applying it. There is an accumulation effect that keeps happening, so I am trying to get healthier and healthier and even when you are trying like I am, things happen. So, my A1C levels were climbing, so I had to cut sugar and do all these adjustments so that’s how precious your health is, even when you are trying how hard I am, it is still something that could go wrong. So, you have to guard your health and wellness. Your health is attached to all the stresses, so my A1C levels were in part because taking care of my mom and the stress of losing her. So, I had to along with eliminating sugar, I had to cut back on my stress level. So, it is a huge focus for me, and it is my mission and passion to help anyone I can to prevent, recover or heal whatever the case is because it is the most important thing in the world for us.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: You have a wedding anniversary coming up — how can you top your Times Square wedding on National TV on NYE?

MARIA MENOUNOS: Thanks for the reminder! (LAUGHTER) Keven is so crazy, so I just did a holiday movie called The Holiday Fix Up, and he had a small role in it and he threw some Howard Stern lines in there. I was like, ‘Honey you can’t do that…’ It got cut, but how do we top that? It is really hard. Honestly, our weddings for people who put it off for so long and it was never really going to happen. We were going to Goldie and Kurt it forever. We really had two special weddings for New Year’s Eve and our wedding in Greece. I think about our wedding in Greece maybe every other day. It was one of the most unbelievable days. So much pure love. I wish every bride could have that kind of wedding.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: What can you tease about your new film, ‘The Holiday Fix Up’?

MARIA MENOUNOS: Well my husband plays Nick the Snowman — he is the man who makes the snow. And then of course it is really cute and fun and we got to shoot it in Connecticut in July and I had the chance to be back home and be with my dad and it was hard with my mom passing in May and I was home in June and that whole time in between I was really sad, and I wanted to be here. So, the movie was God’s little way of getting me back here and to do something on my bucket list and something I wanted to do which was a holiday movie and to be able to work with really lovely people. Everyone was incredible and it was very healing, and it gave me something to look forward to this holiday and to know that I have this fun holiday movie that’s coming out. So, it has been great, and I am going to throw myself a big premiere party at my house. Ad will gave a holiday party and it will be fun.

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HOLLYWOODLIFE: You are one of the few celebs that have been pretty amazing in the wrestling ring, what are the chances for that to happen again?

MARIA MENOUNOS: Well, you never know but I think they are pretty slim now because I think I am in that phase where I will do my hosting and stuff like that. I think they are a little nervous about the whole tumor thing. I was going to make a run for the title, and they were like, ‘Yeah that isn’t going to happen’. I mean Bad Bunny did great, so I am glad that I got that opportunity. It was really the highlight of my life to be on the top rope at WrestleMania. It was insane. I am just really glad to be a part of that family. I love them so much.

HOLLYWOODLIFE: As we get closer to 2022, what has been your pop culture moment of this year. Is it Kim and Pete, Kourtney and Travis or something else? What are your thoughts of them as a couple?

MARIA MENOUNOS: You know I am up on it, but I don’t jones for it. I am jonesing for the Patriots. They are doing great. Seeing Mac Jones, every game he is coming harder and harder, and it is so exciting as a fan, To see us do so well and him being so crisp, so quickly. It is incredible to watch. They are going to the Super Bowl, I really believe it. Look I am happy for Kourtney, being engaged and actually happy. Just seeing her in so much mad love. It gives me so much joy, so I think I am really happy for her, and I am really happy for Kim. I want her to have happiness as well, but Kourtney I think this is really cool for her.

Ryan Reynolds Calls Plantation Wedding With Blake Lively A ‘Giant’ Mistake: We’re ‘Deeply’ Sorry

Ryan Reynolds Calls Plantation Wedding With Blake Lively A ‘Giant’ Mistake: We’re ‘Deeply’ Sorry







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Ryan Reynolds shared in a new interview with Fast Company that the plantation site of his and Blake Lively’s 2012 wedding is ‘impossible to reconcile,’ as he profusely and ‘unreservedly’ apologized for the mistake.

It’s been almost eight years since Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively exchanged their ‘I dos,’ and they are still reckoning with their decision to hold their ceremony and reception at the Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, SC. “It’s something we’ll always be deeply and unreservedly sorry for,” the Deadpool actor, 43, shared in a new interview with Fast Company. “It’s impossible to reconcile.”

The decision Ryan and Blake, 32, made to have their wedding on a former slave plantation didn’t initially cross their minds, nor the response it would invoke from their legions of fans, admirers, and coworkers. “What we saw at the time was a wedding venue on Pinterest. What we saw after was a place built upon devastating tragedy,” Ryan continued.

Actor Ryan Reynolds, left, is joined by his pregnant wife, actress Blake Lively, at the premiere of ‘Pokemon Detective Pikachu’ at Military Island in Times Square on Thursday, May 2, 2019, in New York [AP].“Years ago we got married again at home—but shame works in weird ways,” the actor admitted. Ryan qualified the couple’s decision as “a giant f**king mistake,” saying that the choice, “can either cause you to shut down or it can reframe things and move you into action. It doesn’t mean you won’t f**k up again. But re-patterning and challenging lifelong social conditioning is a job that doesn’t end.”

In the months since the deaths of Black citizens like Ahmaud ArberyBreonna Taylor, and George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement, the site of Ryan and Blake’s wedding and subsequent discussions of it have resurfaced online. The couple, however, wants to be a part of the solution, and they each donated $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. In May, they also donated another $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, posting a message on their social media accounts that they, “want to educate ourselves about other people’s experiences and talk to our kids about everything, all of it…especially our own complicity.”

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As for his work with Maximum Effort Productions, Ryan is putting a focus on inclusion in the workplace. “Representation and diversity need to be completely immersive,” he shared with Fast Company. “It needs to be embedded at the root of storytelling, and that’s in both marketing and Hollywood. When you add perspective and insight that isn’t your own, you grow. And you grow your company, too.” Since their 2012 wedding, Ryan and Blake have welcomed three daughters — James, 5, Inez, 3, and Betty, born in October 2019.

DJ Khaled – I Can’t Even Lie (feat. Future & Nicki Minaj) (Grateful Album)

[Intro: DJ Khaled & Future]
Another one (yeah yeah)
We The Best Music!
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
DJ Khaled!

[Chorus: Future]
Lamborghini got a S
Parking lot look like a movie
My sex drive leave her woozy
Got my B-A-B-Y in the two-seat
I ain’t, I ain’t even got no time to talk
It’s all up to you, baby
Diamonds dancing on my rubies
Savage mode is on ruthless
Nah, I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you

[Verse 1: Future]
A million dollar cash on me in the studio when I did this verse
My money is longer, my weed is stronger
All my bitches is badder, these niggas is sadder
My rubies got chalice so fuck all the chatter
Tissued the money, I rest on them plaques
King of the Patek, clarity showing without even knowing
Jump out that Lambo with the red bottoms on
The capital going up heavy in Florence
Duffel of Franks just to boost my endurance
Two number ones in a row
I sit back on that Act’ and sit low in that Ghost
Lamborghini got a S, Sierra Leone baguettes, yeah
The gold from my neck, it done got in my flesh, yeah
Parking lot look like a film, yeah
My duffel stuffed with a M, yeah
My shooters at basketball gyms, yeah
I got some permanent scars
I will not wait for tomorrow

[Chorus: Future]
Lamborghini got a S
Parking lot look like a movie
My sex drive leave her woozy
Got my B-A-B-Y in the two-seat
I ain’t, I ain’t even got no time to talk, it’s all up to you, baby
Diamonds dancing on my rubies
Savage mode is on ruthless
Nah, I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you

[Verse 2: Nicki Minaj]
Yo, yo
Queen back in the US, low iron, but you pressed
Who lied and said you next? Crying emojis in my group texts
Stay in your bum-ass duplex, it’s Minaj, no group sex
Queen never shuffle, you deal
Just turned down a four-million-dollar shoe deal
Keep your man off my Instagram, bitch
99 problems but ain’t one a damn bitch
G4-fly even when I land, bitch
Lookin’ like Pocahontas, yeah, they want my land, bitch
I’m just exotic, bitch, chronic bitch
Shoe game on psychotic, bitch
Yes, I am iconic, bitch
Pussy get ’em hooked like phonics, sis
Every ball player tryna find this bitch
Ball hard but I’m too fine to fine this bitch
I graduated with honors, bitch
I’m the truth like a motherfuckin’ honest bitch
Full throttle switch
Pick a side, pick a side, they gotta switch
Big MAC billboard out in Times Square
And I ain’t talkin ’bout McDonald’s bitch

[Chorus: Future]
Lamborghini got a S
Parking lot look like a movie
My sex drive leave her woozy
Got my B-A-B-Y in the two-seat
I ain’t, I ain’t even got no time to talk
It’s all up to you, baby
Diamonds dancing on my rubies
Savage mode is on ruthless
Nah, I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you
I can’t even lie to you, I can’t even lie to you

Pink Spiders – Back To The Middle Lyrics

PINK SPIDERS
Back To The Middle Lyrics

Young and wasted look at me now
I’m the king of California
Straight out of Tennessee

C’mon baby crash on my couch
You’ve got that hollywood nosebleed
You’ve got the pedigree

But when the seasons change
That’s when I’ll check that plane and go

Back to the middle, I’m gonna be high
Back to the middle, when I’ve had enough I will fly
Back to the middle, passengers please stand by
Back to the middle it’s a miracle I’ve escaped alive

In the thick, thick electric air
There’s a cloud of smoke ascending
Blocking the city lights

Fast and Faded, dead in Times Square
I’m not looking for a heartache
I gotta catch a flight

Because the weather’s cold
This scene is getting old

in teh freeze I’m dreaming of the palm trees
On the beat I scheme about the city
Why should I go back?

Problem – Moneeey

Now, who’s hot who not
Tell me who rock who sell out in the stores
You tell me who flopped who copped the blue drop
Who jewels got robbed who’s mostly Goldie down
To the tube sock, the same ol pimp
Mase, you know ain’t nothing change but my limp
Can’t stop till I see my name on a blimp
Guarantee a million sales pulling all the love
You don’t believe in Harlem World nigga double up
We don’t play around it’s a bet lay it down
Nigga didn’t know me ninety-one bet they know me now
I’m the young Harlem nigga with the Goldie sound
Can’t no PHD niggas hold me down, Cooter
Schooled me to the game, now I know my duty
Stay humble stay low blow like Hootie
True pimp niggas spend no dough on the booty
And then ya yell there go Mase there go your cutie

I don’t know what, they want from me
It’s like the more money we come across
The more problems we see
[2X]

Yeah yeah, ahaha, I’m the C-to-the-A-to-the-D-D-Y
Know you’d rather see me die than to see me fly
I call all the shots
Rip all the spots, rock all the rocks
Cop all the drops, I know you thinking now’s
When all the balling stops, nigga never
Home gotta call me on the yacht
Ten years from now we’ll still be on top
Yo, I thought I told you that we won’t stop
Now what you gonna do when it’s cool
Bag a money much longer than yours
And a team much stronger than yours, violate me
This’ll be your day, we don’t play
Mess around be D.O.A., be on your way
Cause it ain’t enough time here, ain’t enough lime here
For you to shine here, deal with many women
But treat dimes fair, and I’m
Bigger than the city lights down in Times Square
Yeah, yeah yeah

I don’t know what, they want from me
It’s like the more money we come across
The more problems we see
[2X]

Uhh, uhhh
B.I.G., P-O, P-P-A
No info, for the, DEA
Federal agents mad cause I’m flagrant
Tap my cell, and the phone in the basement
My team supreme, stay clean
Triple beam lyrical dream, I be that
Cat you see at all events bent
Gats in holsters girls on shoulders
Playboy, I told ya, being mice to me
Bruise too much, I lose, too much
Step on stage the girls boo too much
I guess it’s cause you run with lame dudes too much
Me lose my touch, never that
If I did, ain’t no problem to get the gat
Where the true players at?
Throw your rollies in the sky
Wave em side to side and keep their hands high
While I give your girl the eye, player please
Lyrically, niggas see, B.I.G.
Be flossing jig on the cover of Fortune
Five double oh, here’s my phone number
Your name, I got to know, I got to go
Got the flow down phizat, platinum plus
Like thizat, dangerous
On trizack, leave your ass kizzack

I don’t know what, they want from me
It’s like the more money we come across
The more problems we see
[3X]

What’s going on?
What’s going on?
I don’t know what, they want from me
It’s like the more money we come across
The more problems we see
[3X]

Weslynn – New York Minute lyrics

A little bit here
A little bit there
All the pieces my heart could spare
You’re my sunshine
And these city lights don’t compare
You’re standing there, with your overcoat
But you feel so bare

Is it ever really fair?
All the nights I spent away from you

I want next to you
And I’ll confess to you
For you there is no limit
Dear, we’re falling faster than a New York minute
I want next to you
And all your affections too
For you there is no limit
Dear we’re falling faster than a New York minute

Together a pair
Anywhere with you I swear
To the Brooklyn bridge, or even Times Square
Between the bustling streets
The sirens and police
I can hear you
I can hear your heartbeat

I want next to you
And I’ll confess to you
For you there is no limit
Dear, we’re falling faster than a New York minute
I want next to you
And all your affections too
For you there is no limit
Dear we’re falling faster than a New York minute

I never want to see you go
Falling and we lose control
Only took a minute to know
To know

I want next to you
And I’ll confess to you
For you there is no limit
Dear, we’re falling faster (falling faster)
I want next to you
And I’ll confess to you
For you there is no limit
Dear, we’re falling faster than a New York minute

I want next to you
And all your affections too
For you there is no limit
Dear we’re falling faster than a New York minute

Regina Spektor – New Year lyrics

[Verse 1]
She sets her alarm
Five minutes to midnight
And wakes just in time
To greet the new year
Remembers the kisses
Remembers the laughter
And all that’s gone away

[Verse 2]
She shuffles around
Turning the lights on
Goes to the kitchen
Gets the champagne
Opens the window
And wrapped in a blanket
Begins to count and wait
Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one
[Chorus]
Happy new year, happy new year

[Verse 3]
They say you can hear it
Over the island
Starting in Times Square and spreading throughout
A roar like the ocean
It comes from a distance
Grows louder then turns quiet

[Verse 4]
She sits in a dream
Or in a memory
While old conversations play in her ears
Sometimes the minutes feel longer than hours
Some days feel long as years

[Pre-Chorus]
She just glad she gets to be around
To see another spring come to this town

[Chorus]
Happy new year, happy new year
To you

[Verse 5]
She sets her alarm
Five minutes to midnight
And wakes just in time
To say her goodbyes
Thanking the old year for all it has brought her
No mention of the things it took away

[Verse 6]
She shuffles around
Turning the lights out
Closes the window
Checks on the locks
Folds up the blanket
Empties the bottle
And leaves it in the hallway dark

[Pre-Chorus]
She’s just glad she gets to be around
To see another spring come to this town

[Chorus]
Happy new year, happy new year
Happy new year, happy new year
Happy new year, happy new year
To you

Happy new year, happy new year
Happy new year, happy new year

Happy new year, happy new year
To you