Giuliana Rancic finally has a reason to celebrate! The E! host and her husband, Bill Rancic, announced this morning on the Today Show that they are expecting the birth of their first baby.
Giuliana, 37, and Bill, 40, are using a gestational surrogate, meaning the baby will be biologically theirs, but being brought to term using a surrogate.
A thrilled Giuliana appeared on the Today Show this morning, beaming with excitement:
‘We are so thrilled that our prayers have been answered.’
‘It was one of the best moments of my life, if not the best moment of my life.
‘It’s incredible. We’ve been trying for so long, we’ve been through so much…And to finally get that call from the doctor, it was just another world, another level.’
Her husband, 40, added: ‘We are absolutely ecstatic to be sharing this with everyone who has been following our journey.’
The baby will be born later this summer. Giuliana admitted they already know the sex of the baby, but they’re not telling anyone.
The surrogate mother lives in California, and the Rancics are with her every month at her doctor’s appointments.
Following their TV announcement, Bill wrote on Twitter: “The Rancic family is growing….thank you for all the prayers & support!!!”
We have all watched Giulana struggle with breast cancer, and the ultimate decision to have a double mastectomy last December. The couple were worried that her future radiation therapy would squash their hopes of ever having a baby of their own.
Congrats to the couple!