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Originally posted 08/02/2009 10:45PM
They survived two seasons apiece on both CBS's Survivor and The Amazing Race and even their own FOX Reality Channel show, Rob and Amber: Against the Odds. Now Amber and Rob Mariano are taking on their most daunting challenge yet – parenthood.
Amber, 30, gave birth to daughter Lucia Rose on the Fourth of July at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., Rob, 33, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Originally posted 05/25/2005 08:45AM
MARRIED: Survivor and The Amazing Race star couple Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich finally went public with their wedding Tuesday, on a CBS special documenting the ceremony, which was held in the Bahamas at the Atlantis Paradise Island. Asked beforehand if she had cold feet, the bride-to-be replied: "I'll admit the fact that we've had our times when we've had it out, and stressed on each other, but that's why we're there for each other." As for the theme of the wedding – "beach chic" – Rob said that his friends didn't quite get what that meant: "They said, Who's the beach chick coming?'"
Originally posted 01/21/2005 09:00AM
ADDED: Desperate Housewives stars Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria, Nicollette Sheridan, Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross will each spend a day during the week of Feb. 7 co-hosting ABC's The View while the show broadcasts from Disney's El Capitan Theater in Hollywood. The Wisteria Lane residents will be filling in for show moderator Meredith Vieira, who will not be making the trip out West from New York because of family obligations, says the network.
Originally posted 08/31/2004 06:00AM
The days are getting shorter, the air is cooling (well, in theory, anyway) ... as fall approaches, so does the new season of reality shows. As we get ready for the ninth installment of Survivor (on the South Pacific island of Vanuatu, beginning Sept. 16), we asked All-Stars winner Amber Brkich: Any advice for the new contestants? "My advice for them? Patience is one of the things that is going to get you to the end," says Brkich, who took the million-dollar All-Stars prize in May just after becoming engaged to fellow Survivor Rob Mariano on live TV. "That involves being able to hold your aggression and frustrations in and not get in fights with people. If you get into a fight with someone, that can be a reason to vote you off." Anything else? "Appreciate the fact that you're out there," she adds. "You beat out thousands of people who wanted to be there. The fact that you appreciate it will give you enough motivation to try even harder to win it. And let somebody else do the dirty work for you."
Originally posted 08/17/2004 06:00AM
Mom-and-daughter pals Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson enjoyed a recent afternoon together in New York's Greenwich Village, where we spotted them arm in arm, skipping along the sidewalk while shopping and visiting friends. Kate left pal Liv Tyler's apartment early in the afternoon, and then she and Goldie made a brief pit stop at one of their favorite Village eateries, Bar Pitti. The mother-daughter team – dressed like twins in tank tops, baggy khaki pants, flip-flops and big sunglasses – roamed the streets window-shopping for a few hours before Kate stopped into ABC Carpet and Home (Goldie waited outside). The close-knit, lookalike ladies lunched together again a few days later – this time with Hudson's hubby Chris Robinson and their 7-month-old baby, Ryder – at Barney's.
Originally posted 07/13/2004 06:00AM
Survivor sweeties Rob Mariano and Amber Brkich made it clear from the moment of their televised bethrothal that they would have a hard time deciding where to settle, as he hails from Massachusetts and she from Pennsylvania. But that may be coming to an end: The lovebirds tell us they've been looking at properties in – drum roll please – Florida. Seems they've been renting a vacation home there since the Survivor: All-Stars finale, and they are excited about how far their million-dollar-plus winnings could go compared to the sky-high prices of the Northeast. "(We) could buy (a house) that's right on the beach," Amber says of Florida. "So that's what we're thinking about doing. We like it down here."
Originally posted 06/08/2004 11:30AM
Marc Anthony wouldn't say a thing about his surprise weekend nuptials with Jennifer Lopez while making the press rounds this week in New York – he wouldn't even admit that it happened. But The View's Star Jones was not to be deterred. While he was waiting in the green room before his Tuesday appearance on the show, Jones, a longtime friend of Anthony's, greeted him just before he went onstage. "He looks up and he mouths to her, 'I love you,'" a source tells us. "So she says back to him, 'I know you love me, but you married that other girl!' The whole room broke into laughter," including Anthony.
Originally posted 05/13/2004 12:00PM
ROB & AMBERAt last there were no more backs to stab, no more stale rice to choke down, no more fat naked guys to avoid spooning with at night. There was only a long bus ride to the airport in Panama after the last tribal council for Rob and Amber, the two finalists from Survivor: All-Stars. "They were asleep and they were wasted away; I mean there was nothing left of them," says host Jeff Probst, who rode with them. "But they were in each other's arms and they just looked so content. I was watching them thinking, 'This is a couple in love.' "
Originally posted 04/08/2004 01:00PM
Forget Trista and Ryan. Meredith and Ian? Yesterday. The hottest romance in reality TV, PEOPLE reports in its latest issue, is the one percolating in the Pearl Islands between Rob Mariano -- better known as Boston Rob -- and Amber Brkich on "Survivor: All-Stars."
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