Thursday, May 9, 2013

'The Biggest Loser' marriage ends, as Sam Poueu and Stephanie Anderson split

A pair of "Biggest Losers" are losing, yet again. This time, though, as reported on Wednesday, they are not losing weight, but each other.

Sam Poueu and Stephanie Anderson met during the "Biggest Loser" season that aired beginning in January of 2010. That was the ninth season of the series.

They eventually married, in May 2012. However, her rep told Us Weekly on Wednesday that the couple was filing for divorce. The rep said that Anderson's statement was:
It is with great sadness that my marriage to Sam Poueu is ending.
Although the couple is losing each other they are about to gain a great gift: Anderson is about seven months pregnant with the couple's first child, a baby boy due in July.

The couple lost a combined total of nearly 250 pounds in season nine. In 2011, Poueu fell four stories off a friend's roof deck and -- during nine months of rehab -- Anderson was his caregiver.

Poueu proposed to Anderson on the "Biggest Loser" ranch, where they met.

Season nine premiered on NBC on Jan. 5, 2010. The $250,000 prize was awarded to Michael Ventrella, the finalist with the highest percentage of weight lost.

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