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Sam and Stephanie Poueu Expecting First Child

01/24/2013 at 07:00 AM ET

Biggest Loser's Sam Poueu and Stephanie Anderson Expecting First Child
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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 fiancĂ©e 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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Eva on

Wishing Stephanie and Sam and their new little sweetheart ALL the best! Ohana!

Bobbi on

So very happy for them! They’ve been through a lot together already, so hopefully this baby brings them nothing but joy.

sharon on

It would have been nice to update us on Sam’s recovery. I read a while back that it would be a long period of physical therapy.

Veli on

that baby will be beautiful..god bless

Julie on

What wonderful news! Wishing Sam and Stephanie all the best!

Laura on

Congrats Sam & Stephanie! I loved you both on TBL and wish you nothing but happiness forever.

Sandals on

I’m so happy for them losing weight together, keeping it off, falling in love, getting married, and now having a baby! It’s awesome!

Imzadi on

I am so happy for them!! Hurray!! They have been through so much already, and it’s great to see their little family expanding. It will only bring them greater joy. Congrats to both of you!

ourdalyplate on

Sooo thrilled for you guys! You have been one of my very favorites on Biggest Loser :) Can’t wait to see how beautiful your baby is :) Blessings on a healthy pregnancy, Stephanie.

Jessica on

Awww congrats to them!! LOVE him—he’s so cute! Can’t wait to see pics of the baby

nacho mamma on

Congrats to them both!!!

lynn on

Biggest Loser has had more marriages/relationships than Bachelor/Bachelorette. UHM wonder why. Guess it’s because they are more real and not on the show for 15 minutes of fame.

Anna on

I’m such a sucker for people finding love on The Biggest Loser! I believe Allison Sweeney said it last season that there have been more long term relationships from BL than The Bachelor/Bachelorette! Wishing them a liftetime of happiness, and congrats on the impending bundle of joy!

Jana on

I’m so happy for both of them, especially after all they’ve been through with this accident. You could see the sparks flying between them even before anything came out about them being a couple. Nice to see a few happy endings for normal people on here!! Best wishes to a wonderful couple!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them!

Tina on

I love them!

Renee on

I’m glad he learned that Japanese rum and 4 story building don’t mix.

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