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Debbie Matenopoulos: Married with baby on the way

Debbie Matenopoulos has lots of life changes ahead of her. Not only did she elope, but she and her new husband are expecting.


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Debbie Matenopoulos has a lot of surprising news for her fans — she’s married and pregnant. The host on Home & Family announced the news to People on Thursday.

She shared, “I eloped in Greece and I’m four months pregnant!”

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The 39-year-old mom-to-be married her boyfriend of two years, photographer Jon Falcone. They met through mutual friends. The elopement happened while she was shooting her new recipe book, It’s All Greek to Me, in Greece last summer. This is Matenopoulos’ second marriage.

“We had a secret eloping ceremony at a title monastery. I’ll do a proper wedding after I have the baby,” said the original host of The View.

Besides being a newlywed, Matenopoulos is experiencing all of the joys of pregnancy as well as waiting to find out the sex of her baby.

She explained, “I don’t know if I want to know or not. I’ve already had three ultrasounds and I’m due in October. I’m not craving anything per se, but I have become ravenously hungry. I’d wake up in the middle of the night and chug orange juice and I’ve never liked orange juice! I’m a monster.”

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Like Rosie O’Donnell, Matenopoulos will be joining all of the former and current hosts of The View to honor the retiring Barbara Walters on May 16. While the TV personality was unceremoniously fired in 1999 from the daytime talk show, it sounds like there are no hard feelings over a decade later.

She said, “I owe [Barbara] everything. It’s truly the end of an era and I’m really excited to share this with her.”

Congratulations, Debbie and Jon!

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