Bill & Giuliana Rancic Welcome First Child: Edward Duke

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Congratulations are in order for Bill and Giuliana Rancic!

The reality TV couple welcomed their first child, son Edward Duke Rancic, on Wednesday, August 29 in Denver, the couple announced via Twitter Thursday morning. “The ‘Duke’ has landed! Edward Duke Rancic was welcomed into the world last night at 7lbs 4oz,” Bill writes. “G & I feel blessed beyond words…We did it!”

“Bill and I are blessed beyond words to welcome Edward into our lives,” Giuliana tells E! News. “Thank you so much to everyone who supported us along the way. We are so in love with the little guy already!”

Labor lasted just over four hours, and Bill, 41, and Giuliana, 37, were in the delivery room when their son was born at 10:12 p.m. The cord was cut by Bill and he was first held by Giuliana.

“He is doing incredibly well,” Giuliana says, adding that baby Edward has already had his first bath and everyone is resting.

It’s been a long road to parenthood for the couple! After years of trying for a baby on their own, one miscarriage and a diagnosis of breast cancer, the reality TV stars have welcomed their first child with the help of a gestational carrier.

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  1. Anna

    I always feel sorry for those surrogate women… THEY did it, not these people who just had enough money to pay for it… These women’s lifes are forever destroyed in some way… They have been with the baby for 9 months and then he/she is just gone forever :(

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    • klutzy_girl

      Why? Surrogates willingly do this to give someone/a couple a baby. It is not her own biological child.

      And I’m pretty sure the “We did it” was covering them all there, including the surrogate.

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    • Joan

      You do know that the child is biologically theirs. A surrogate knows exactly what they are getting into when the papers are signed. Nobody’s life is destroyed.

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    • Mary

      “These women’s lifes (lives) are forever destroyed in some way” You are acting as though they are forced to carry someone else’s child. This amazing woman offered herself in a very selfless way to give a deserving couple a baby of their own, and by the way this was not the first time this woman was a surrogate. She obviously knows that this child was not in anyway biologically hers, she does have her own children/family. Your statement, although I understand the emotional part of what you are saying, it just doesn’t make sense in a real true to life situation that this is. She voluntarily is a surrogate, not forced, we don’t live in China yet. Love Bill and Giulianna and so happy for them and I remember Bill saying he loved the name Edward named after both grandpa’s and he loved Duke as a middle name, so happy they stayed with it.

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    • ana

      You have absolutely no clue how the surrogate feels. You are not her. How profoundly offensive of you to think you know anything about her life. It is incredibly arrogant and presumptuous to assume the surrogate’s life is “destroyed”. She is an adult. She freely chose to become a surrogate. In fact most surrogates I have ever heard of have felt deeply gratified to be able to help a childless couple have a baby. They feel GOOD about it.

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      • Anna

        I’ve seen a documentary called Google Baby by Zippi Brand Frank. I highly recommend it. It’s about surrogates. They all cry after giving the baby to the parents. Of course biologically it’s the couple’s baby, but all this time he ir she lived inside this woman’s body. So they grew to be relatives too in some way. And it’s very painful to say goodbye. Of course every family deserves to have a baby, but why not choose adoption?

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    • Anonymous

      It was never the surrogate’s baby.

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    • Debbie

      What is there to feel sorry about??? #1 She is NOT a surrogate, she is a gestational carrier, she used her body unselfishly to give this beautiful couple a baby, which now makes them a beautiful family. NO ONE is forced into anything, it is from kindness that people (or) couples can have thier own very much wanted child because of these very caring, sharing woman, whom, I am sure, are aware of what a lovely gift they are doing. Money or not , it has been done for years by these very unselfish woman. I myself, was never ever able to carry a child after 6 times pregnant, I had to give up on the one thing I wanted most in this world…..To be a mom!!! don’t hate or be negative, be happy for all involved.

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      • Anonymous

        Well, I don’t know how “selfless” it is. It’s more of a business transaction, and that’s okay too.

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      • Anna

        it’s business. chances are they haven’t seen this surrogate EVER. maybe she’s just a poor woman from India and had no idea whose baby she was carrying. By the way, while being pregnant these women are not allowed to leave the birthing center. not even for 1 day! they live there like animals on a farm, nobody talks to them, they are just silent bodies for somebody’s babies. and this is typical for many countries. they do it not because they want to help of are so selfless, but because otherwise they don’t have money to buy bread for their own families. it’ weird that surrogacy is so glamorised nowadays.

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        • Anonymous

          You should have just stopped at “It’s a business” – bc in some ways it is. The rest of your comment makes no sense.

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        • Shirley

          You really have no idea about Bill and Giuliana’s story. She had no chances of carrying her own child after she got sick with cancer. You seem so ignorant and cold talking this way about this situation. The gestational carrier decided to help this couple, nobody forced her. Pray God you wont ever be in a situation when you need other people to reach your dreams, just like B and G did. Ive been following their story and Im so happy for them because that baby was very loved long time ago before he was born. God bless their new family.

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    • monica

      what a terrible thing to say. Who are you to criticize. G+b have wanted a child for so long and were unable to succeed in this, without a surrogate because of hmmm Giuliana s cancer! They are an amazing couple and deserve this blessing. Why do people on these blogs feel the need to be negative? Why not be happy for them and offer supportive comments instead of hating ?

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    • rachel

      @anna….. you are an idiot…..

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  2. HDP

    Congrats.

    A little shout out to the woman who actually “did it” would have been appropriate too.
    They come off as ungreatful, both in their program, and how they’ve talked about this process in general. As if they’ve put in all the work.

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  3. Kristine

    My gosh…after all this couple has been through people can’t be happy for this moment! shame on all you mommy bullies!

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    • Kimberley

      Well, maybe if she wasn’t so stupid and gained some weight, she could have carried her own child.

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  4. isabella

    i love his name edward is the best name ever it s the name of my son Edward Thomas

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  5. ANN

    Bill chose the name for sure. Nice :)

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  6. Lisa C

    Just because they’re famous/beautiful doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a child. Congrats to them both, and blessings to the brave woman who carried their child for 9 months. Parenthood is something that isn’t often “earned”. At least this baby will be appreciated, loved,and taken care of.

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  7. Anonymous

    I am extremely happy for them. Stop with all the hate, geez!

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  8. Deewillis

    Yay yay congrats to everyone. Edward Rancic is a great strong name. So glad they didn’t go all Hollywood and name him something crazy. And to the surrogate she is a an amazing person to do this for such a wonderful couple. So happy things turned out great for them ! ! !

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  9. Michaela

    I am so happy for them, after all they went through. I wish them all the best :)

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  10. mia

    Congratulations to you all. Big kiss and hug to your surrogate. She is truly a generous person to give you such a gift. Enjoy him !!!!!

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  11. popsykl

    can’t wait to see him, congrats to all involved, babies are a blessing no matter how they arrive :)

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  12. Debbie Tunnell

    Oh my gosh, how anyone of you would judge someone to be kind, caring and very considerate to carry a child for a couple that has wanted a child for so long is way beyond me!! The gestational carrier is a very wonderful person, you see I myself have ALWAYS wished for a child, after 2 miscarriages, 4 eptopic pregnancies, I had to give up……SO please, I mean REALLY, what is there to be negative about?? Besides loving them on TV, I can only imagine the wonderful life this lil guy is going to have

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  13. jane tom

    the surrogate and intented parents agree to go on this life long journey together. Yes, the surrogate carries the IP’s baby for 9months, but the parents and the surrogates relationship lasts a lifetime. no one’s life is the same bc they all had this amazing opportunity to bring a beautiful baby into this world. And that surrogate is filled with Joy for bringing smiles and love to Guiliana and BIll’s life.. Its an amazing day for everyone!

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    • Anna

      wow, you really think so?
      in 90% cases the surrogate doesn’t even know whose baby she is carrying.
      in 50% cases the surrogate is from one of Third World countries. She does it to have money to buy food and pay for rent. Not because she is so kind and willing to help. The moment she gives birth to the baby he is taken away on a plane and that’s IT. She will never see him again or hear from the parents. If you don’t believe me, just google it.

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      • Shirley

        So what? She DECIDED to do it. When someone decides to do something, is not a victim. Whats up with you? What part you arent getting?

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      • GET A GRIP

        YES PLEASE BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ ON GOOGLE. WHY CAN’T YOU JUST BE HAPPY THAT THIS BABY WILL BE LOVED AND CARED FOR. BEING A MOM IS ONE OF THE BEST GIFTS EVER. IF SHE COULD NOT HAVE A BABY WHY IS SHE NOT ALLOWED (BY ALL YOU HATERS) TO HAVE SOMEONE WILLINGLY CARRY THE CHILD. YOU KNOW IF YOU DON’T HAVE SOMETHING NICE TO SAY DON’T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL. PERHAPS YOU SHOULD PRACTICE THIS NOW!

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  14. Sally

    Congrats to the Rancics on baby Edward Duke! My only wish is that though did try so hard to have a baby of their own & finally succeeded; they could have already had a baby thru adoption. They would be great advocaters & encouragers to others. Not everyone Can afford as many routines of IVF as they went thru.

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    • Anonymous

      There job isn’t to be an example. They wanted to be parents, they chose their way. Not their job to do it the way YOU think they should have.

      Go adopt a houseful of kids yourself.

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  15. Denim

    Super boring name!

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  16. Denise

    God bless bill and gulianna. They have been through a lot. They tried very hard to carry their own child and circumstances just would not allow it. Cancer come on. Have some compassion people. Yes their are still selfless good people in the world to hel others in need. I need a kidney a lady in a American veterans auxilliary has been kind enough to donate to me. We were casual friends. What a great selfless person again. God bless extraordinary people. Have a blessed like baby duke , bill and gulianna.

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  17. Laura

    I do hope they stop their scripted ‘reality’ show now they have a child. Should it continue the baby would come across as an extra or accessory to the rancic circus. Keep it private!

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  18. shandy

    Everyone here is jumping to assumptions. Until the surrogate mother speaks out publically ( for herself and if she does) we should all rather just shut up. lets al just be happy for the J&B and little Edward and speak positivity into their lives.

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