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Instant Mom

At the end of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos character gives birth to a baby. In real life she was struggling with fertility. “Moments after Nia Vardalos finds out she has been nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay for My Big Fat Greek Wedding, she is alone and en route to a fertility clinic, trying yet again for a chance at motherhood.”

She found it impossible to write the sequel dealing with a character that now had a baby. It was only after the adoption of her child that she was to start My Big Fat Greek Wedding II, which is now in theaters.

“In Instant Mom, Nia Vardalos, writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, tells her hilarious and poignant road-to-parenting story that eventually leads to her daughter and prompts her to become a major advocate for adoption. “

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