Debbie Matenopoulos Celebrates Her Baby Shower

09/09/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Will it be a boy or girl?

The wait is almost over for television host Debbie Matenopoulos, who celebrated her baby shower at a friend’s house in Brentwood, California, on Sunday.

Guests played shower games and noshed on Matenopoulos’s own homemade Baklava and Spanakopita. And although celeb pals Rosie O’DonnellBarbara Walters and Meredith Vieira weren’t able to attend, Matenopoulos’s extended View family sent their love and well-wishes.

Since she’s keeping the sex of her baby a surprise, the decor and handmade flower arrangements were all pink, blue and yellow themed.

Debbie Matenopoulos Pregnant Baby Shower
Glen Lipton

And while Matenopoulos may only be a month away from meeting her little bundle of joy — she’s due Oct. 13 — the original co-host of The View, 39, is already making plans to walk down the aisle a second time with her photographer husband, Jon Falcone, 36.

“We had a secret eloping ceremony at a title monastery,” she told PEOPLE after getting married in Greece. “I’ll do a proper wedding after I have the baby.”

Debbie Matenopoulos Pregnant Baby Shower
Glen Lipton

— Emily Strohm

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Christin on

I’m a little confused on how Barbara Walters and Rosie went to a baby shower in Brentwood on the same day they went to Joan Rivers funeral in New York City. Best wishes to Debbie!

carol wilson on

I agree Christin sloppy reporting People. They were at Joan Rivers funeral it even showed clips of them walking in on TV.

Kpat on

Congrats to her!

Sara on

I agree with previous posters, it seems very suspect that Rosie O’Donnell and Barbara Walters were at this baby shower if it was this weekend. There is a lot of photographic evidence that they were in NYC saying goodbye to Joan Rivers. It seems like someone may have given People incorrect information just to make sure the story was juicy…

Anna M on

Glad she is doing well. Congratulations!

Truthful on

Who made up this article in People Magazine? The entire world knows Rosie was crying at Joan’s funeral on Sunday. Barbara Walters was also at the funeral on Sunday. How could they both be at Joan’s funeral in New York City AND in Brentwood, California – at the SAME TIME????

Nina on

Christin… in this age of social media, I guess sending a present and smiling selfie to a party is the same as showing up!

Erin on

Not completely impossible for Barbara and Rosie to have been at the shower. Joan Rivers’ funeral was at 11 a.m. and lasted about an hour. If they headed for the airport right after and flew direct to CA, they could have been at the shower if it was a late afternoon/early evening event, since CA is 3 hours behind NYC.

Kate on

To Erin: Rosie O’Donnell was seen and photographed getting into a car with Kathy Griffin and other friends after the funeral. I doubt they were all going to the airport. More than likely, they were going out to continue celebrating Joan. The fact is that there is no photographic proof to support the claim that Rosie was there. You really think that if all The View ladies had been there, Debbie wouldn’t have gotten a picture to show off?

Lacey on

Why would she invite Babs? That’s the first kaftan I’ve seen since the 60’s. I wonder if it’s vintage?

Sharon on

Geez who cares who was there? It was a celebration to been enjoyed. I always liked Debbie and wondered what had happened to her after her abrupt departure from E News. Really missed her!

paddingtonjr on

I want to see proof of Rosie and Barbara being there. While they could have attended both events, I find it hard to believe either would rush from mourning Joan Rivers with friends in New York to California to attend the shower of someone fired from The View 15 years ago.

Vg on

Never heard of her but congrats!

Suzey on

I guess they edited the article since it says Rosie and Barbara were unable to attend.

Reader on

THEY WEREN’T THERE _ RE:READ THE STORY: And although celeb pals Rosie O’Donnell, Barbara Walters and Meredith Vieira weren’t able to attend, Matenopoulos’s extended View family sent their love and well-wishes.

Kate on

Reader: they edited the story. It originally said that those 3 were at the party, but they changed the story at some point this morning after being called out for the lack of fact checking.

Jay on

She’s having a boy.

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