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'Biggest Loser' Divorce: Sam Poueu and Stephanie Anderson Separate Before Baby Due

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    Stephanie Anderson and husband Sam Poueu
By Sami K. Martin, Christian Post Reporter
May 9, 2013|7:42 am

"Biggest Loser" competitors Sam Poueu and Stephanie Anderson have announced their divorce after only three years. The couple met on the NBC series and is expecting their first child in July.

"It is with great sadness that my marriage to Sam Poueu is ending. Thank you in advance for respecting our privacy during this difficult time," Anderson told Us Weekly.

The two were competitors on "Biggest Loser" in 2010; they started out as friends but it was obvious to viewers that there was more to their relationship, and they finally announced that they were dating. Poueu proposed at the season finale of the show, and Anderson eagerly accepted, delighting fans across the nation.

In 2011, Poueu suffered a 54-foot fall from a roof deck and was critically injured. He suffered a punctured lung, severed kidney, shattered pelvis, fractured tibia and traumatic brain injury. After being released from the hospital, Anderson helped him get back to health.

"Just from the experience of her being my caretaker post-accident, it was a dead giveaway that she'd be a fantastic mother. That was an early sign for me that our child is going to have the best mother ever," Poueu told Us Weekly back in January.

"Given everything we have both been through this past year, this pregnancy eclipsed everything. It put everything back into perspective. I felt like this was one of the many reasons God kept me alive during the five-story fall, so I could be the father of my wife's baby," Poueu added.

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"It is such a joy and testament to what we've been through that we've been able to go through some of the hardest chapters in our lives and start this new chapter with such positivity. It's exciting," Anderson said. "It means the world to both of us… We met to fall in love and start this family."

The couple's first child, a son, is due in July.

 

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