Biggest Loser divorce: Sam Poueu & pregnant wife split

May 8, 2013 at 7:52 p.m. ET

Sad news of a Biggest Loser divorce has hit the web. Stephanie Anderson, pregnant with her and Sam Poueu's first child, has released a statement.

Biggest Loser divorce

The Biggest Loser lovebirds are getting a divorce. Only weeks before their first child is due to arrive, Stephanie Anderson and Sam Poueu are pulling the plug on their 13-month marriage.

"It is with great sadness that my marriage to Sam Poueu is ending," the mom-to-be said in a statement announcing they're in the process of separating. "Thank you in advance for respecting our privacy during this difficult time."

Four months earlier, Stephanie Anderson announced her pregnancy while paying her husband a compliment, saying, "Sam has been wonderful."

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The pair met during the 2010 season of The Biggest Loser, and lost a combined total of 241 pounds. Before they made it down the aisle, however, they faced a health crisis when Sam Poueu narrowly survived a 54-foot fall from a friend's roof deck.

Praising her patience during his three-month recovery, the dad-to-be told Us Weekly previously, "Just from the experience of her being my caretaker post-accident, it was a dead giveaway that she'd be a fantastic mother. That was an early sign for me that our child is going to have the best mother ever."

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No word yet on what caused the couple, seen here in May of last year with Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney, to start the divorce process, though it's notable no papers have yet been filed. Stephanie Anderson is due in July with a baby boy.

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