Giuliana Rancic is experiencing new heartbreak, as her hopes that an embryo would provide her with a much-longed-for second child have ended. She and husband Bill Rancic revealed the sad news that their surrogate, who was pregnant with an embryo that they had hoped would become their child, had suffered a miscarriage, reported ABC News.
The 40-year-old E! News TV personality had felt so hopeful, she now admits, and the news of the miscarriage caused the couple to grieve.
“It was painful. We were so optimistic with this last embryo. We thought, ‘This is definitely going to work.'”
Their little boy, Duke, is now more than 2-years-old, and Giuliana has frequently posted photos of her delight in playing with him and loving him. Because she battled and survived breast cancer, she takes medication that makes becoming pregnant highly risky.
So what’s next for her hope that she can have a second child? Adoption, said Giuliana instantly.
“I think adoption is a beautiful gift you’re giving each other. And it’s funny, I’m even more open to [adoption] than I was before. Because I think to myself, ‘I love Duke so much, if I couldn’t take care of him, I hope there would be someone else who would love him.'”
As the Inquisitr reported, Giuliana’s most recent posting of photos showing Duke playing with her opened her up to a new round of accusations that she is too thin and may have an eating disorder such as anorexia.
Now Rancic, after steering clear of responding openly to those accusations, told People that she’s decided to be candid about her weight loss.
“Some people were saying, ‘The cancer is probably back,'” revealed Giuliana of the response she had received when she wore revealing attire that displayed her shoulder bones.
In 2011, Rancic received her diagnosis of breast cancer. She subsequently had a double mastectomy, followed by medication to suppress the return of the disease. But although she says she is healthy, Rancic is furious with feedback from observers that she appears to have an eating disorder.
“They were accusing me of every eating disorder. I thought to myself, ‘God, if someone really thought I had an eating disorder, what a horrible way to approach it.'”
So now Giuliana is determined to set the record straight, emphasizing that she has neither anorexia nor bulimia. Instead, she said, it’s the medication that causes her to be so slender.
“I started noticing that I was eating a lot, but not gaining weight at all,” Rancic says. “I was concerned.”
However, her oncologist reassured her that the cancer-suppressing medication does change the metabolism. In turn, those changes can result in weight loss regardless of how much she eats.
Although Giuliana admits feeling upset by those who slam her size, she said she tries to focus on gratitude that her cancer can be managed with medication.
“It’s really hurtful. I’m sorry that some people think I’m disgustingly skinny, as they put it, but there’s nothing I can do. I’m lucky that I even have the type of cancer that reacts to the medicine. I eat more than any of my friends. I eat a very robust, healthy, balanced diet and dessert almost every night. I’m not hiding from anything.”
[Image Via Giuliana Rancic/Instagram]