05:53 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 05/10/2013 01:30PM
Accustomed to surprises from her time on The Biggest Loser, Stephanie Anderson recently received a completely unwelcome one from her husband of one year, fellow show alum Sam Poueu.
As the couple prepared for the birth of their first child, a boy due in July, "Stephanie felt they weren't connecting and decided they should go to counseling," a source close to the situation tells PEOPLE. "It was getting dire."
Finally the truth came out, and it stunned Anderson.
Originally posted 05/08/2013 03:50PM
Nobody is winning in this situation.
Biggest Loser stars Sam Poueu and Stephanie Anderson have separated – two months before their first child is due.
"It is with great sadness that my marriage to Sam Poueu is ending," Anderson tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. "Thank you in advance for respecting our privacy during this difficult time."
The two, who met on the hit NBC show's season 9 and wed in April 2012, are in the process of divorcing – but no papers have been filed yet.
Originally posted 01/24/2013 07:00AM
The couple, who wed in April following Poueu's fall off a roof, will welcome their first child in July, his rep tells PEOPLE
Originally posted 04/28/2012 08:00PM
After a tragic accident and many difficult months, two former Biggest Loser contestants were able to relish a day devoted to celebration.
Sam Poueu, 27, and Stephanie Anderson, 32, exchanged vows at Saint Paul's Catholic Church in San Francisco on Saturday, PEOPLE confirms.
The bride wore a gown from White by Vera Wang from David's Bridal that she described on her wedding website as "meant for me." Stepping into it for the first time, she said she "wept tears of excitement, relief, joy and I felt like the most beautiful woman."
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