Friends and family fêted the pregnant television host in L.A.’s Brentwood neighborhood Sunday. Famous guests included Cristina Ferrare, Vivica A. Fox, Lisa Ling, Lisa Rinna, Katie Wagner and Jill Zarin.
“My shower was so special, not only because most of my best friends came, but also because this is my first baby,” Matenopoulos, who co-hosted The Viewfrom 1997 to 1999, tells E! News of the soirée. “After working so many years in TV, I am anxious to see what it’s like to now do it all and with a baby.”
Events by Adam Afara did the flowers, while a catering company handled the menu. Guests were given baklava and spanakopita recipes from Peter Capozzi and Matenopoulos’ cookbook, It’s All Greek to Me.
The Home & Family regular, who plans to have a proper wedding in the future, is in the home stretch. “Sleepless nights, early mornings—I am used to them. But I am a bit scared and totally excited. We do not even know if we are having a boy or girl yet,” she says. “That will be a great surprise. Stay tuned!”