Reality star couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic always knew they would be parents but they just didn’t know how they would become parents. Following several failed IVF attempts, a miscarriage and a devastating breast cancer diagnosis, the brave couple will welcome their first child later this summer via a gestational surrogate.
“The baby is 100 percent genetically ours,” Bill tells Us Weekly. “It’s our embryo.”
“We had the embryos frozen [when Giuliana was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011],” Bill explains. “Everything happens for a reason, and we believe this is meant to be and the way it was supposed to work out.”
“If she’d gotten pregnant, it probably wouldn’t have been a very good outcome because of all the hormones,” he adds. “Iit would have made the cancer surge. So this was the best option.”
Although she is now thankfully cancer-free, doctors warned the 37-year-old E! News host that they would most likely have to wait “three to five years” before trying to conceive a child on their own.
“As soon as we heard that we moved forward with this plan,” Giuliana reveals.
“We go to this great clinic called CCRM and it was through our doctor, Dr. Schoolcraft, who referred us to the agency,” Giuliana explains. “That’s how we found [our surrogate].”
Though they’ve chosen to keep their surrogate’s identity private, Bill claims she’s “a really nice girl who comes from a good family. Knock on wood, but I think we hit the gestational carrier lottery!”
The couple had considered adoption as well but “but we hadn’t started the process,” Giuliana explains. “One baby at a time!”
After their years of struggle to conceive a child, the excited couple are over-the-moon about the wonderful news and are happy to share it with the world.
“The last year and a half we’d been having people come up to us and shed tears and cry,” Bill says. “It’s so nice now to be crying tears of joy. It couldn’t be better.”