Meet Maria's Mom: Litsa Menounos

By Oxygen

Litsa Menounos

Litsa is a Greek immigrant who has come a long way from her humble roots. Litsa is the proud mother of "Extra" host Maria Menounos and dedicated wife to her husband, Costas. In her professional life as a cook, she was responsible for serving two thousand meals twice a day to students. Her culinary creativity and skill and Mediterranean background lifted the school lunch program where she worked to the top of the state. At home, Litsa helps care for Costas's fight with diabetes by preparing healthy meals and monitoring his sugar levels throughout the day. Litsa supports her family by cooking, cleaning, and caring for the six dogs. She isn't afraid to pick up a paintbrush or any other tool and will stand her ground when Costas pushes Keven and Maria too hard for marriage and children. Regardless of what they decide to do, she loves the fact that Maria is a strong woman who is living her dreams and always supports her choices. Litsa is the glue that helps maintain the craziness of the ever-changing schedules of Costas, Keven, and Maria.

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