Giuliana Rancic has been through the ringer over the past six weeks. She found herself in the middle of a racial controversy due to her comments about Zendaya’s red carpet look during a Fashion Police episode, and her thinning frame has been at the center of many debates.
Rancic attended the Today show to promote her new book Going Off Script and opened up about her rough time in the spotlight. When speaking about her tiny frame, Rancic insisted to Today’s Savannah Guthrie that she doesn’t have an eating disorder.
“I do not have an eating disorder. I never have had an eating disorder. I want to be very clear about that. In fact, I eat a lot. People love to tweet, ‘Eat a burger.’ I eat burgers! It’s not working!”
In the beginning, Rancic was worried about her drastic weight loss and took blood tests to determine if she was getting sick. Instead, she discovered that she was losing weight because of the cancer prevention medication. Rancic battled cancer in 2011 and lost “a considerable amount of weight” and hasn’t been able to put it back on since.
“I was eating more than I’ve ever eaten but I was losing weight, and I was scared! I didn’t think, ‘Oh, this is great.’ I thought, ‘What the heck’s happening to my body?’ It’s very scary to have cancer and be on medication. Then to start losing weight, I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh. Is the cancer back?'”
She continued, “I went to my doctor and he said, ‘A side effect from the medication you’re on is weight loss.'”
Additionally, Giuliana said her weight loss is also due to the heartbreaking news that her surrogate lost her last embryo. Throughout the years, Rancic and husband Bill have been open about their struggle to conceive. The couple has one child, Duke, who was conceived when the Rancic had three embryos left.
As the Inquisitr reported, Giuliana Rancic told US magazine that her controversial joke about Zendaya was edited and then taken out of context.
“I made a reference to the hippie culture… and in the editing process, some of the gestures I made, some of the things I said were taken out for time. So I made peace signs, I said bohemian twice. Those were taken out for time, so when the joke aired, some people were offended by it. I thought the joke was not edited in the proper way. That’s just something I have to live with. It’s very important for me to get out there and tell the real story.”
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