Maria Menounos showcases her incredible flat tummy in a bikini

Maria Menounos showcases her incredible flat tummy in a zebra-stripe bikini as she marks the start of September

Maria Menounos isn’t letting the end of summer get her down.

Despite their only being less than a month to go, the 43-year-old TV host was beaming ear-to-ear in some sizzling bikini photos she posted to her Instagram account on Wednesday.

She rang in the start of September and managed to get in another white outfit before Labor Day with an eye-catching zebra-stripe bikini. 

Looking good! Maria Menounos, 43, showed off her stunningly fit figure in a zebra-stripe bikini on Instagram on Wednesday to mark the start of September

Maria put on a busty display in the skimpy two-piece suit, which featured an eye-catching ribbed texture.

She paired the top with a matching low-rise string bottoms tied high on her hips. 

The suit was Free People’s Hunter Triangle Bikini. The top sells for $88 from the company’s website, and though Maria’s bottoms were out of stock, a similar pair with the same pattern retails for $78.

The brunette beauty wore her caramel-colored locks in playful waves and had on a striking pair of tortoiseshell cat-eye sunglasses.

Animal print: Maria put on a busty display in the skimpy two-piece suit, which featured an eye-catching ribbed texture. The Free People outfit cost around $166 for both pieces

‘Don’t September me….’ she joked in her caption with a tears of laughter emoji.

Around the same time, the Better Together host posted another bikini snap to her Instagram Stories for her 964K followers.

‘Feeling [smiling tongue out emoji],’ she wrote, while directing her fans to information on her bikini.

She arched her back and swiped her fingers through her voluminous hair while standing next to her brick-lined pool.

Maria seemed to be in higher spirits just days after she shared a loving yet somber post remembering her late mother Litsa Menounos, who died in May after being diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer back in August of 2016. 

Loss: Maria was in higher spirits after her mother Litsa died back in May. She had been diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer back in 2016

‘Today would have been moms five year anniversary of diagnosis,’ she wrote on Instagram on Saturday. 

The interview recounted how her mother’s doctors tried to talk her out of flying her mother to Los Angeles to be with her for treatment, though she suspected they might have had ulterior motives, as she wrote that ‘brain surgeries are the most lucrative surgeries for a hospital.’ 

Amid her mother’s treatment, Maria was diagnosed with her own brain tumor.

In a 2018 interview with Brain & Life, the entertainment journalist revealed that she had started to suffer from headaches, dizziness and slurred speech in early 2017.

Although she scheduled an MRI to be on the safe side, she initially postponed it after her attempts to drink more water during the day seemed to help with the symptoms. 

In it together: Maria remember her mother last week and recounted how she flew her to Los Angeles to live with her while being treated

But she had the rescheduled MRI later in the year after she also began to suffer from blurred vision.

The scan revealed that she had a tumor the size of a golf ball called a meningioma that was putting pressure on her facial nerves.

‘I was just like, I can’t believe this could possibly be happening again in my household,’ she admitted.

Although the tumor was most likely benign and slow growing, it was still important to remove it to prevent further damage.

She kept her diagnosis secret and continued working at E! as if nothing had happened, but she realized how serious her condition had gotten when she finally took a break ahead of surgery.

‘And it was only when I stopped working that I realized how much pain I was in. I had shushed my body for so long. Anytime I had a headache or any pain, I was just like, “I don’t have time for you, I’m busy,”‘ she explained. ‘That was my big lesson in all this: You really have to put your health first. As women, we’re caregivers and we want to be everything to everyone, but then we’re nothing to ourselves.’

Same struggle: In 2017, the interviewer revealed she had a brain tumor of her own, though it was removed in a successful surgery; seen with her mother Litsa Menounos in 2018

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