Keven Undergaro is the longtime boyfriend of Maria Menounous. Read on for the details on how Undergaro supported Menounos through her sexual abuse, the role he has on her new reality show, and his innocent jealousy over former dance partner Derek Hough.
1. Chasing Maria Menounos Will Be Featuring Undergaro
Maria Menounos has landed a new reality show called Chasing Maria Menounos, which will feature herself, boyfriend Undergaro, and her parents, who they live with. Oh, and they also have six dogs … Menounos’ parents want them to get married, but Menounos doesn’t want to be traditional.
2. Derek Hough Made Undergaro Jealous
When Menounos partnered with Derek Hough on Dancing With the Stars during season 14, apparently Undergaro became jealous. There were many rumors swirling about the two and that may have made Undergaro a little insecure. In an interview with Howard Stern, Stern asked him if he’d ever been jealous or wondered about fidelity in his relationship with Menounos and he said:
Out of all of them? I’d say Derek. That would be the one. This was the only time I ever wondered, yeah … You know what, Howard? I just put my mind on other things. It’s A, I trust Maria and B, what can I do?
3. Undergaro Attends Every Single Doctor’s Appointment With Menounos Since She Was Sexually Abused
Apparently, Menounos has a phobia of doctors after she was sexually harassed and inappropriately touched at several different appointments. The NY Times reports:
The former Dancing with the Stars contestant said her phobia of doctors began when she visited a physician to treat a throat issue. She said the doctor had asked her to change into a hospital gown, and she felt paralyzed when he began to touch her genitals.
According to Menounos she just started screaming and Undergaro was actually in the waiting room at the time.
Menounos said her longtime beau had encouraged her to press charges against the doctor, but she didn’t want to make the issue any worse.
And, this apparently wasn’t the only time that an inappropriate incident with a doctor occurred.
She also revealed that she has endured other medical examinations during which the doctors, including a male gynecologist, complimented her belly button piercing before touching it. Now, Menounos makes sure to bring her boyfriend into the examination room with her, especially if she’s getting a gynecological exam.
4. He’s a Director and Producer Who’s Actually Collaborated With Menounos
Undergaro is most known for his projects Fwiends.com, Longtime Listener, and Adventures of Serial Buddies as a director and producer. In addition to these ventures, Undergaro has actually teamed up with girlfriend Menounos as well. IMDb writes that:
Undergaro is co-creator of AfterBuzzTV with Menounos, which is an online broadcasting network that provides after shows for over 200 series. The network has risen to an audience of 20 million a week in more than 100 countries.
Oxygen gives additional information on Undergaro’s career:
With gigs such as MTV Head Writer alongside Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra and independent filmmaking with movies in the festival circuits such as Tribeca, South by Southwest, and Palm Springs, he has a true passion and enthusiasm for the industry.
5. Menounos’ Boyfriend Is Her Biggest Cheerleader
Apparently, Undergaro met Menounos while working on an independent film and instantly thought she was a star. Oxygen reports on Undergaro’s support of Menounos as this:
Knowing she was a star in the making, he shot and edited footage of her and submitted it to Hollywood contacts. She was immediately hired by Channel One News and soon after Entertainment Tonight. He believes in Maria like no one else – that she could and can do it all. A constant support system, Keven is an influencer and advocate for her books, talk shows, networks, productions, charities, and overall well-being.
They also added:
Whether he is helping her write a book, running her networks or producing her talk shows, he believes in everything she does at work and at home.