Instead of jumping at the chance to trash his ex-girlfriend Giuliana Rancic, actor Jerry O’Connell took the high road and refused to bad mouth his former lover.
Just recently, Rancic released her memoir entitled Going Off Script: How I Survived a Crazy Childhood, Cancer and Clooney’s 32 On-Screen Rejections. Upon its debut, the E! News host’s literary masterpiece made its way on The New York Times Bestseller List in not only one, but three different categories. This spelled good news for Rancic and bad news for O’Connell.
— Giuliana Rancic (@GiulianaRancic) April 21, 2015
In the book, Rancic blatantly accused O’Connell of cheating while they were dating from 2003 to 2004. She also cited several incidences where he treated her with insensitivity. Rancic wrote of an instance where she discovered that O’Connell was cheating on her with Spice Girl Geri Halliwell. Astounded, the host asked her ex-boyfriend, “I was being two-timed for one of the lesser Spices?”
According to her account, O’Connell’s response was completely crass. He told her, “Yeah, I know. I’m so sorry. I don’t know what happened.” Rancic wrote that when he gave that apology, he had “as much emotion as the customer-service representative who tells you your bags missed the flight.”
Nonetheless, the two persisted on making their relationship work and they even contemplated marriage. However, in a Maxim party in 2004, Rancic revealed that O’Connell had strayed once again. This time, the actor got himself involved with Rebecca Romjin.
“Little did I know he was in the VIP area, talking up Rebecca. As a prelude to feeling up Rebecca,” the host wrote on her memoir. She related that after a week, the actor flew to Las Vegas and stopped communicating with her.
Rancic headed to his home hoping to confront O’Connell about his behavior but the actor refused to talk to her. Instead, he gave her another callous apology saying, “Nope. Sorry, homegirl. Things change, but you take care, OK?”
With these shocking revelations, spectators were eager to get O’Connell’s side. They finally got it when the actor appeared last Thursday on Watch What Happens Live. Dressed as a gentleman, O’Connell also acted the part by playing his statements safe.
— The Superficial (@thesuperficial) April 23, 2015
“I don’t want to say anything negative,” he said. “She was a very nice girl. We had a very fun time. It was decades ago.” He didn’t confirm or deny Rancic’s allegations.
Earlier this month, Rancic had her hands busy with promoting her book. Her memoir is now available on sale.
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