Giuliana Rancic Reveals Her Surrogate Miscarried with Her Last Embryo, Opens Up About Being ‘Really Thin’
Giuliana Rancic reveals some heartbreaking news in the newest issue of People magazine. Rancic’s surrogate miscarried a second time earlier this year, and she has no more embryos left to give surrogacy another try.
The E! News correspondent told People, “It was painful. We were so optimistic about the last embryo. It was really tough news to be dealt.”
Rancic and hubby Bill have one son together, 2 and a half-year-old Duke, born through a surrogate in 2012.
On more children, “We’re open to everything,” she says. “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.’”
Rancic, 40, has been in the media spotlight for the last couple months involving the spiraling aftermath stemming from her comments about Zendaya’s dreadlocks on Fashion Police. Now, Rancic is speaking out about the amount of attention she also receives for her body and slim appearance, because it’s “gotten out of hand,” she says.
“Some people were saying, ‘The cancer is probably back,'” Rancic explained. “And 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.'”
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, Rancic underwent a double mastectomy later that year. She clarified that her cancer is thankfully not back, nor does she have an eating disorder. What’s really going with her weight are the effects on her metabolism from her cancer-suppressing medication, which she has been taking since 2012.
“I started noticing that I was eating a lot, but not gaining weight at all,” she says. “I was concerned.”
Of the attention on her body, Rancic remarked, “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.”
She added that she hoped the criticism would die down on its own.
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.
I look in the mirror and it’s hard for me. I am really thin. I want to look fit and beautiful and sexy, and I can’t.
I never want my weight to distract people from what I do. But it is becoming a distraction, [whenever] I wear something sleeveless, show my arms, my back.
Rancic confessed that she was supposed to be featured in a major publication recently, but that they backed out in the end because she was “too skinny.”
“That was really hurtful,” she says. “I thought, ‘Wow, I’m on cancer medication. I’m doing the best that I can.’
“I refuse to be broken [by what people say]. I have so many beautiful things in my life.”
Read more in the new issue of People, on newsstands Friday (April 3, 2015).
Rancic’s memoir Going Off Script hits the shelves April 7th.