Debbie Matenopoulos Welcomes First Child — It’s a… (UPDATE)
Updated Story (October 30, 2014): And a baby makes three! Debbie Matenopoulos and her new husband, Jon Falcone, just welcomed their first child together — a girl! According to People, their daughter, Alexandra Kalliope Falcone, was born in Los Angeles on October 29, weighing 7 lbs., and 1 oz., and measuring at 21 inches long.
“There are no words to describe how overwhelmed with love and joy we are over our beautiful little miracle,” the new parents gushed, while Debbie added, “This is the most incredible experience I have ever had in my life, and I am so excited to be a new mom.”
Congratulations to the new family!
Original Story (April 18, 2014): Did a mass email go out to everyone in Hollywood saying the cool new thing to do is get secretly married and then announce you’re expecting? George Clooney’s ex Stacy Keibler did it and so did Jennifer Love Hewitt. Meanwhile, pregnant Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, and Ciara are all on deck to get hitched. We’re losing track!
The most recent addition to the newly married and also expecting list: Debbie Matenopoulos. The former View co-host and current Home & Family star has wed her beau of two years, photographer Jon Falcone, and it wasn’t a traditional stop by the courthouse for them.
“I eloped in Greece and I’m four months pregnant!” the 39-year-old mom-to-be announced April 17 to People.
The couple were already in Greece shooting photos for her upcoming recipe book, It’s All Greek to Me, and decided when in the general vicinity of Rome…
“We had a secret eloping ceremony at a title monastery. I’ll do a proper wedding after I have the baby,” Debbie explains.
For now, the new bride and her husband have decided to wait to find out the sex of their baby. “I don’t know if I want to know or not,” she says. “I’ve already had three ultrasounds and I’m due in October.”
Before saying hello to their new arrival, though, Debbie has to say goodbye to fellow View star Barbara Walters. Debbie will join in on Barbara’s farewell show from the series. “I owe [Barbara] everything,” she says. “It’s truly the end of an era and I’m really excited to share this with her.”
And we’re excited to see how big that baby bump will be by the May 16 episode!