SNAPS AND CLAPS to E!’s Giuliana Rancic and hubs, former “Apprentice” champ Bill Rancic. They announced on the “Today” show Monday that they are expecting a baby via gestational surrogate. “To finally get that call from the doctor that you’re pregnant and you’re having a baby … ,” Giuliana said. “It was just another world.” They know the sex of the baby but they’re keeping it a secret.
We’re more excited for this baby bump than for other celebs’, who seem to use children as a way to up their Q Score. On their Style Network reality series “Giuliana & Bill,” the couple were open about their desire for a baby and how difficult it was for them to conceive. They talked about it openly and, with a dollop of reality-TV drama, shared the stress it put on their relationship. In 2010, Giuliana announced she had had a miscarriage. Last year, she a had breast cancer and a double mastectomy, once again taking her struggle public rather than hiding behind a flawless celebrity facade in which problems are trotted out only when redemption is sought (see: the teary Oprah sit-down) or books need selling. These episodes didn’t feel staged by some Kris Kardashian-esque reality overlord. They were slices of real life from a couple going through the same difficulties that so many suffer. It was one time when it felt right to say, “Stars! They’re just like us!”