She's typically all smiles when reporting for Extra or donning a bikini in Times Square.
But Maria Menounos admitted this morning on The Howard Stern Show that she's been hiding a dark secret: the beauty has been sexually abused by multiple doctors over the years.
"I was really young, so I was so uncomfortable," Menounos said of the experience, which entailed a physician's visit over a throat issue, which led to the doctor touching her genitals. "[My boyfriend] Kevin was in the waiting room and I literally started screaming... I was just so uncomfortable I didn’t know what to do."
Maria then said other situations arose with male gynecologists when they complimented her belly button ring and then touched it. She now brings her boyfriend into all examinations.
Stern said his wife has actually shared similar stories with him. But, like Menounos, she refused to press charges when encouraged to do so.