Although Giuliana Rancic was all the talk of the Internet last month when she made [what many deemed was an inappropriate or stereotypical comment] regarding former Disney star Zendaya Coleman’s silky dreadlock twists she wore while walking the Oscar’s Red Carpet, life has gone on.
A breast-cancer survivor who too, openly reflects how she was teased and called ‘ugly’ pretty much all her life-is not without reproach even following her public reprimand.
In an exclusive interview recently, Giuliana talks about her son, losing an embryo, the possibility of adoption, her weight struggles and being aware of (and why) she is too “thin”, as well as her conscious decision to not be broken.
We’ll let ABC News’ Joi-Marie McKenzie of Good Morning America tell you the story.
“It was painful,” Giuliana told People magazine. “We were so optimistic with this last embryo. We thought, ‘This is definitely going to work.'”
Rancic, 40, and her husband welcomed their son Duke more than two years ago, and through social media, the couple has shown what a blessing their son is to them.
Giuliana, a breast cancer survivor, is on cancer-suppressing medication, so getting pregnant without a surrogate would be a risk.
With no more embyos, the couple is looking towards adoption and giving Duke a sibling.
“I think adoption is a beautiful gift you’re giving each other,” she said. “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.’ ”
A byproduct of the cancer-suppressing medication is also a slim figure. The “Fashion Police” co-host also spoke to the magazine to dispel any ridiculous theories that were being spread on social media.
“Some people were saying, ‘The cancer is probably back.’ 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,'” she told People magazine.
Rancic has been taking the medication since 2012, which has had an effect on her metabolism, making it difficult to gain weight.
The TV personality said the attention has been hard to hear. “It’s really hurtful,” Rancic added. “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.”
Rancic said she would even prefer to put on weight, if she could. “I look in the mirror and it’s hard for me,” she admitted. “I am really thin. I want to look fit and beautiful and sexy, and I can’t.”
The mother of one said now she tries to focus on the positives. “I refuse to be broken. I have (cont’d)
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