Maria Menounos Appears in Good Spirits Two Months After Brain Surgery, Shares Inspirational Post


Maria Menounos is taking it day by day.

The 39-year-old former E! News host appears to be in good spirits two month after undergoing brain tumor surgery.

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Menounos took to Instagram on Saturday to share an inspirational quote with her followers, "We don't grow when things are easy. We grow when we face challenges."

"For anyone going through a tough time. We all go through difficult times in every area of life. No one has it easy," she captioned the pic, adding, "What I always try to remind myself is that every bad time has also been a gift. A chance to learn and grow. I look back at all the really tough times and realize it was all building blocks to get me tougher and wiser. This helped me keep a good attitude through my #braintumor diagnosis and surgery. I really do believe that everything happens for a reason, we just don't know why yet. Have a blessed Saturday everyone ?"

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Earlier this week, Menounos was all smiles walking arm-in-arm with her fiancé, Keven Undergaro, in Beverly Hills. The One Tree Hill alum showed off her toned tummy in a black crop top, which she paired with ripped jeans, yellow flats, a black baseball cap and gold sunglasses.


Last month, the TV personality revealed that she was diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor back in February, while her own mother, Litsa, was battling Stage 4 cancer in her brain. Menounos then had a seven-hour surgery on June 8 to remove the tumor, which luckily was benign.

She later shared a video of her recovery on Instagram, in which she's quoting her favorite Rocky Balboa line.

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Anyone who knows me well knows that @officialslystallone Rocky movies mean so much to me. This quote has gotten me through my darkest hours. This video was taken just after I got out of 7.5 hours of brain surgery. I couldn't see bc the nerves dr black worked around got a little affected so just out of surgery my eyes were flickering and everyone was crying and this was my response. Truly it ain't about how hard you hit... Ps here's the full quote as I hope it can inspire you: Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa Fun fact: I asked for gonna fly now as my theme music going into surgery! @peopleewnetwork Happy birthday @officialslystallone

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