Giuliana Rancic Talks Indulging in Italy: “I Eat Whatever I Want”

/ July 13, 2011

After an emotional year, Giuliana Rancic and husband Bill Rancic are putting their fertility issues behind them and have vowed to have “a year of fun.” In the upcoming season of Giuliana and Bill, the couple will be going back to the basics to focus on heating up their relationship.

Celebuzz chatted with Giuliana who candidly discussed their latest trip to Italy (and all that pasta she ate!), explained how she stays thin and gushed about why she’s madly in love with her husband.

You just got back from your vacation in Italy. How was it?
It was incredible. It was the best two weeks of my entire life.

Lots of people are talking about the picture you posted online of you eating a big plate of pasta in Italy.
Yeah. I went to Italy, and I consumed way too many calories a day, but I didn’t care. Bill and I made a deal on the plane over that we can’t say “no” to anything, including food. Like if Bill says, “Let’s have a crepe,” I can’t say no — even though I just had a gelato, and I’m full. We indulged like crazy for two weeks, but we took really long walks in the vineyards, and we stayed active. And when we got back to Los Angeles, we were back at Equinox the next day on the treadmill.

If you could say anything to those weight critics, what would it be?
I eat whatever I want. I never starve myself. I eat five times a day — if not more. I workout every day and bust my butt to stay in shape, which can be six to seven days a week.

Let’s talk about the rest of the trip. You and Bill actually visited the church where you got married.
Yeah. We sat down in the church and reflected on that day and how it was so packed with so many friends and family and so much love. We were alone in the church, and it was very special.

Can you believe you and Bill have been married almost four years?
In a way, it feels like four years wasn’t that long ago, but then again it feels like we’ve been together 40 years. It has definitely been the best four years of my life… It keeps getting better. He’s truly my best friend, and I love being with him. Even today, we were sad to say goodbye — even though I was only going to be gone a little bit for work. We just love spending every minute of our free time together.

Last season of G&B was emotional. Do you ever regret putting that much of your personal life on air?
Well, you become really vulnerable, and you have to expect that people will come up to you and ask you all sorts of personal questions — even on days when you don’t feel like talking. But at the same time, I think about how incredibly rewarding it has all been. Just this morning, I was at Equinox, and this guy came over and said, ‘I wanted to say thank you so much… My wife and I have been going through IVF, and it’s just horrible. We love your show because it makes us see that we’re not alone.’ It’s sweet that we’ve been able to help people.

Will you be focusing on babies this season?
Not really. To be honest, probably only 5-10% of this season is devoted to any baby talk. It’s always there and in the back of our minds, but it’s not like it use to be when it was a daily thing we would talk about… This upcoming season will be about the year of fun. Bill and I go back to the basics and rediscover our love.

Tune into the Season 4 premiere of Giuliana and Bill on Monday, July 18th at 8pm ET/PT on The Style Network.