Maria Menounos is getting ready for motherhood.
The recently-engaged E! host announced via social media that she is freezing her eggs and shared a video of her egg retrieval via Snapchat.
“They’re starting to drug me, it feels good,” she says in the video, seemingly groggy from the medication.
Menounos, 37, hasn’t mentioned whether or not she has a timeline in mind for becoming a mommy, only that she’s struggled with finding the right time for kids and attempted to freeze her eggs once before but was unsuccessful. “My biggest struggle is the idea of having kids,” she told Redbook magazine last year. “Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning with everything that’s going on in my life and there aren’t even kids in my equation yet. On my reality show last year, I was talking about freezing my eggs. I started the process, but I wasn’t successful, and it’s still not happening. So let’s call it what it is not a good situation.”
The news comes after Menounos’ longtime boyfriend Keven Undergaro proposed last week. Menounos and her fiancé have been dating since 1998 – nearly 19 years! Underage popped the question on-air and with a huge diamond engagement ring during Menounos’ appearance on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show. The couple also regularly work together at their AfterBuzz TV online network.