Maria Menounos 'imagined the worst' after her cancer diagnosis and made a childcare plan in case her husband had to raise their baby alone

Kevin Undergaro and Maria Menounos in 2020.
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  • Maria Menounos said she created a childcare plan with her husband in the event of her death.

  • Menounos was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, as she was expecting a child via surrogate.

  • "If something happens, here are the people I want her around and what I want you to do," the star recalled telling her spouse.

Maria Menounos revealed in a heartfelt new interview that she and her husband Keven Undergaro created a childcare plan in the event that the 44-year-old succumbed to pancreatic cancer.

Menounos told People's Janine Rubenstein that, once she was diagnosed with cancer in January, she immediately began planning for the future of the baby girl she and Undergaro are currently expecting via surrogate this summer.

"We talked about all of it. We imagined the worst," Menounos said.

Per Menounos, she even gave Undergaro specific instructions about how to raise their baby, telling him: "If something happens, here are the people I want her around and what I want you to do. You'll probably have to move back East to be with my dad so that she has him."

And while Menounos recently dealt with a type-1 diabetes diagnosis and a benign brain tumor, her cancer diagnosis definitely shook her — the star told People that she "guttural cried" upon receiving the "intense" news.

"I was like 'How could God finally bless me with a baby and then take me before I get to meet her?'" the journalist recalled.

However, Menounos underwent surgery in February that successfully removed the pancreatic tumor, and now has a clean bill of health.

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