“The ‘Duke’ has landed! Edward Duke Rancic was welcomed into the world last night at 7lbs 4oz. G & I feel blessed beyond words…We did it!” Bill Rancic tweeted last night. And as anyone who’s followed his and wife Giuliana’s journey toward parenthood knows, he had a right to sound so triumphant. Their son was born at 10:12 p.m. in Denver on Wednesday via gestational carrier, E! Online reported. Both parents were in the delivery room: Bill got to cut the umbilical cord and Giuliana was the first to hold baby Edward.
“Bill and I are blessed beyond words to welcome Edward into our lives,” Giuliana told her employer E!. “Thank you so much to everyone who supported us along the way. We are so in love with the little guy already!”
After chronicling her endeavors to conceive a child on her own, Giuliana discovered that she had breast cancer last fall. But this year has brought nothing but good news, as Giuliana is now cancer free and a new mom. Just last week Giuliana accepted the Do Something Style Award, recognizing her cancer awareness organization Bright Pink and her work with Operation Smile.
Now, of course, fans of the stars of Giuliana & Bill are wondering when we’ll get to watch “the Duke” on TV. We’re actually hoping to see him team up with Lorenzo LaValle for their own show. Make it happen, producers!
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