It’s no secret that E! News host Giuliana Rancic, 37, and her Apprentice star hubby Bill Rancic have struggled to conceive a child. However, the glamorous television personality has recently revealed that the not getting pregnant when they were so desperately trying turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
“Do you realize that if we had gotten pregnant, I would have been done?” she candidly tells Michigan Avenue Magazine, referring to the fact that she could have died from breast cancer due to the fluctuating hormone levels encountered during pregnancy. “That would have catapulted this cancer into another level.”
Giuliana – who shocked the nation shocked with her breast cancer diagnosis, a discovery her doctors made in August as she was prepping for her third attempt at IVF – claims that after all she’s been through, including a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, she now knows the reason she wasn’t getting pregnant.
“I think I just dodged the biggest bullet of my life,” she reveals. “People come up and they have sadness in their eyes, and I think, at a time when everyone’s looking at me with pity, I look at myself as lucky.”
As far as her emotional state after her surgeries, the entertainment host says that the whole ordeal has strengthened her relationship with her husband, claiming he lovingly changed gauze bandages, gave her sponge baths and put her hair in ponytails.
He was also the person to persuade her to look at her breasts in the mirror for the first time nearly a week after her reconstructive surgery.
“I had done a lot of research, so I didn’t expect to be disfigured, but I was pleasantly surprised.” she says. “And it will only get better.”
So what’s Giuliana up to these days?
Amazingly, she is back to work co-hosting E! News and Fashion Police. She will be appearing at the Oscars and hosting Live from the Red Carpet.
She is also hoping to launch her new charity titled Fab-uwish sometime this year. It’s similar to the Make-A-Wish charity but focuses on women suffering from breast cancer. She hopes to make dreams come true, entertaining all requests ranging from “I’ve never owned a pair of Louboutins” to “I’ve never met Ryan Gosling.”
As far as babies go, Giuliana says they hope to start trying again late this year.
“Right now we’re just on lockdown. We’re not doing IVF for at least a couple of months just to give my body a chance to recover.” she explains. “This year, yes, our journey to have a baby will continue.”
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