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Maria Menounos Praised For Selfless Greek Easter Act

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By Rebecca Cukier

Maria Menounos is getting told that her "selfless" and good-hearted soul is second to none. The 42-year-old media personality, massively in the news this year for stepping into Kelly Ripa's shoes during the 50-year-old's time off "Live!" updated her Instagram this weekend with a very touching post. Maria is continuing to try and remain positive as her mother Litsa battles brain cancer, with the star's update coming with a mention of her mom, plus the TV host's Greek heritage. Check it out below.

Touching Post Amid Mom's Cancer Battle

Maria Menounos seated indoors

Scroll for the photo. The "Better Together" host, also facing tough times of late as both her parents battled COVID, posted for her 943,000 Instagram followers, with a very traditional photo showing a hand holding a lit candle amid a church setting with stunning, stained glass panels, icons, and rows of people sat at a service. Opting out of showing her face, the beautiful star instead dedicated her post to a little hope and faith, also mentioning Easter. See it below.

Scroll For The Moving Photo

Taking to her caption and actually opening in Greek, Maria told her fans: "Χριστός Ανέστη," adding:

"Watching st. Marks in boca w/mom online & even got to light a candle through their site. This is the photo they send of it when they light it. Happy easter to all who celebrate."

Quick to reply, a fan wrote: "You are such a strong warrior!!! Taking care of your folks. What a beautiful senseless act," with the comment rising to be the most-liked. See more photos after the shot.

Scroll For Her Stunning Window Shot

Maria Menounos

In December 2020, Maria opened up on the health of her parents, and she was not delivering the best of news. Speaking of mom Litsa, already diagnosed with stage 4 cancer by this stage, Menounos stated: "We got some not some not so great news on Monday, November 23, that my mom’s brain tumor was growing."

Having to fly out after her mother's caretaker got sick, Maria added: " Long story short is that within a few hours, both of my parents were diagnosed with COVID." More below.

Stuns Amid Troubled Times

Maria has managed to stay all smiles when it's needed. She thrilled fans by joining 46-year-old Ryan Seacrest on "Live!" and she's been doing the same on Instagram. A recent photo showed Maria writing: "Awaiting orders" as she looked gorgeous with a high ponytail Ariana Grande would approve of, although fans have not forgotten what she's going through.

"Panagia is with you and your family. Holy Thursday protection all around your Mom!!!! ❤️🙏❤️⛪️," one replied, despite no captioned mention of Maria's mom. Scroll for why fans wanted Maria permanent on "Live! With Kelly and Ryan."

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