January 24, 2013 07:00 AM


They may not have been The Biggest Loser, but newlyweds Sam and Stephanie Anderson Poueu are set to take home the biggest prize of all: a baby!

The couple, who met on season nine of the hit series, will welcome their first child together in July, a rep for the show confirms to PEOPLE.

One year after Poueu, 27, proposed to Anderson Poueu, 33, during the filming of a special episode in 2010, he suffered a fall from the roof of a four-story building, which left him in critical condition with serious injuries, including a punctured lung and shattered pelvis.

But, with his fiancée by his bedside throughout his hospitalization and in the months of recovery following, the tragic accident cemented the former reality stars’ future together.

“He said early on that he lived for me,” Anderson Poueu admitted shortly after the incident. “He wanted to be married to me. He wanted to have children with me and grow old with me.”

And Poueu has gotten his wish: The baby announcement comes nine months after the two tied the knot in San Francisco last April.

– Anya Leon with reporting by Michelle Tan

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