We can’t help but feel like the ups and downs of Giuliana and Bill Rancic’s lives are actually the plot of a movie. She was a young Italian immigrant who learned English by watching TV and then grew up to become a TV news correspondent. He was a young entrepreneur who got his big break as the first winner of The Apprentice, and of course, they met when she interviewed him. (This fact is pretty funny when you consider how hard she still keeps flirting with George Clooney during interviews.) They tried to continue this televised fairy tale by publicly chronicling their attempts to have a baby, eventually through in vitro fertilization, and then kept the world in the loop when she had a miscarriage in 2010. They were looking into several other options this fall, which is what led to Giuliana discovering she had breast cancer. That was just last fall, but Giuliana was quickly back at work following her double mastectomy.
So, this nicely crafted story naturally continues with a high point: The couple announced today that they’re expecting their first child via a gestational carrier (a woman implanted with Giuliana’s fertilized egg). “The stars were aligned,” Bill told E! of how they chose the carrier. “It’s been tough to keep it a secret. We wanted to share it with the world, we wanted to share it with the viewers who watch the Giuliana & Bill show, who’ve been with us on our journey, but we’re finally comfortable now. The doctor gave us the green light to go ahead and tell the world and that’s what we’re going to do.
“It’s the year of the Rancics!” Bill continued. We’ll say!
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