Scott Baio’s wife, Renee Baio, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, the Happy Days alum revealed on Facebook on Tuesday, June 16, via an emotional Facebook post.
"Just a few days ago we learned my wife, Renee, has a meningioma brain tumor," the 54-year-old star shared. "Although 90% of these type of tumors are benign they can cause serious problems depending on the size of the tumor and the location. We are waiting to learn the exact location to see if its operable,” he explained.
"Renee has been down some rough roads in her life, yet each time with her strong faith in God, she comes through a better and stronger person," the 42-year-old’s husband of almost eight years continued. "During this time we ask for your prayers and support. My wife is my rock. She refuses to even shed one tear, nor will she question God's will. Renee, Bailey, and I will get through this and along the way maybe help educate others to get checked out (MRI with contrast) as 6,500 people each year, mostly women, get these tumors.”
The couple are proud parents to adorable 7-year-old daughter Bailey DeLuca. After welcoming her into the world in November 2007, they were informed that their little girl tested positive for a rare metabolic disorder known as glutaric acidemia type 1, which after two months of intensive testing, she thankfully was void of.
"She's always dancing, always singing…she's a creative kid," the former VH1 reality star gushed to Us Weekly about his daughter in 2013.
Baio and Renee said “I do” in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles in 2007. Renee is also mom to daughter Kalyn from a previous relationship.
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