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Maria Menounos Reveals Both of Her Parents Have Been Hospitalized with COVID-19

Maria Menounos Reveals Both of Her Parents Have Been Hospitalized with COVID-19

It’s been a draining past few weeks for Maria Menounos.

The 42-year-old entertainment reporter revealed during a recent episode of her podcast Conversations with Maria Menounos that both her mom Litsa and dad Costas have been hospitalized with coronavirus.

Even before her parents tested positive, Maria‘s mom received some rough news about her mom’s brain tumor.

“Monday before Thanksgiving, my mom had her regular appointments at Cedars for her brain cancer. So she had her MRI, she had her infusions,” Maria explained. “But we got some not-so-great news on Monday, I think that’s November 23, that my mom’s brain tumor was growing.”

Maria first revealed that her mom had a brain tumor back in 2016. A year later, Maria was also diagnosed with a brain tumor.

On November 24, Maria‘s mom’s caretaker had called in sick, so Maria and husband Kevin Undergaro flew to Los Angeles to help care for her mom.

“We land, and that’s when this all started,” Maria recalled. “I’m just going to share that we’re still in process right now, and we still need as many prayers as you can spare and as you can share. But a long story short of it all is within a few hours both of my parents were diagnosed with COVID.”

“First it was my mom, they had rushed her to the hospital when I landed and I found out and then a few hours later my dad tested positive,” she continued. “It was absolutely surreal.”

Maria went on to share that her parents are currently at separate hospitals in L.A.

“It has been an incredible challenge,” Maria said while getting choked up. “You work so hard to keep your parents healthy and alive, I mean at least I have. To see something like this happen.”

Maria also added how grateful she is for all the doctors and nurses that are taking care of her parents.

“Luckily, we’ve had incredible doctors, incredible nurses, incredible friends, and incredible family, that have lifted up and helped us in this time,” Maria said.

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