Giuliana Rancic and husband Bill talk about breast cancer, baby hopes
After recovering from her recent double mastectomy, Giuliana Rancic has opened up about her diagnosis and hopes for a baby in the future.
The E! News personality and her husband Bill Rancic's Style Network reality series "Giuliana & Bill" returned for a fifth season on April 3 and showed the couple receiving the breast cancer diagnosis.
"The second I heard the 'cancer,' I just remember my head went down, the ground went away and I just dropped through the earth, and I was just dropping, falling," Rancic said on the reality series. "Everything you expect that conversation is going to be like - it's a hundred times worse, maybe a million times worse, because those are the words you never want to hear."
"As a husband you never want to see your wife suffer," Bill said. "You never want to see your wife go through pain. Our job is making everything okay."
Rancic felt betrayed by her own body following the diagnosis and said that she had a "hate relationship" with her breasts. This became clear as the host tugged anxiously at the red Roberto Cavalli gown she wore to the 2001 Emmy Awards.
"I'd be about to interview someone and I'd notice they'd see my pulling up the dress and [wonder] if they were looking at my boobs," Rancic said in a clip for her reality series. "It went from 'I think I'm showing too much cleavage' to 'Cover these damn things up... I felt like my body let me down."
Rancic discovered the cancer when she and Bill went in to discuss a third IVF fertilization treatment. With everything they've gone through, the couple said that they are still determined to have a child.
Rancic told The Hollywood Reporter that the new season of "Giuliana & Bill" will definitely continue the baby discussion, telling the industry magazine, "hopefully this is our year." Bill agreed, adding, "Fingers crossed."
Rancic underwent her double mastectomy on December 13. Rancic first announced she was going to have the procedure on December 5.
She returned to "The Today Show" to update viewers on health and announced that she will undergo the double mastectomy after the lumpectomies she previously had did not effectively eliminate the cancer. Rancic first made her cancer diagnosis public on October 5.
Giuliana Rancic (nee DePandi) married Bill Rancic, the winner of the first season of "The Apprentice," in 2007. The couple launched their own reality show, "Giuliana & Bill" in 2009. Watch a few clips from "Giuliana & Bill" below.