Marriage — and a baby carriage!
Debbie Matenopoulos is expecting her first child and got married last summer, she confirms to PEOPLE.
“I eloped in Greece and I’m four months pregnant!” she said on Thursday.
A regular on Home & Family and an original co-host of The View, Matenopoulos started dating her photographer husband Jon Falcone, 36, two years ago after meeting through mutual friends.
They decided to get married while shooting for her upcoming recipe book, It’s All Greek to Me in Greece. This is her second marriage.
“We had a secret eloping ceremony at a title monastery. I’ll do a proper wedding after I have the baby,” she says.
Matenopoulos, 39, is holding off on finding out the sex of her baby and is embracing her appetite.
“I don’t know if I want to know or not. I’ve already had three ultrasounds and I’m due in October,” she shares. “I’m not craving anything per se, but I have become ravenously hungry. I’d wake up in the middle of the night and chug orange juice and I’ve never liked orange juice! I’m a monster.”
Matenopoulos will return to The View as a guest on Monday and will also join the other hosts for Barbara Walters‘ farewell show on May 16.
“I owe [Barbara] everything. It’s truly the end of an era and I’m really excited to share this with her,” she says.
– Carlos Greer