In the best celeb news in eons, E!’s Giuliana Rancic has confirmed she and husband Bill are expecting their first child.
Mini Rancic is due later this US summer via a gestational surrogate, which essentially means that while Giuliana is not carrying the baby, the baby will be the Rancics' genetic child.
Giuliana says: "We are so thrilled that our prayers have been answered."
Adds Bill, "We are absolutely ecstatic to be sharing this with everyone who has been following our journey."
Today's news follows many emotionally trying months for the couple, which included Giuliana being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing a successful double mastectomy.
You can read more here: http://josiesjuice.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/giuliana-rancic-speaks-about-her-breast.html
And here: http://josiesjuice.blogspot.com.au/2011/12/giuliana-rancic-to-undergo-double_06.html
And the Josie's Juice interview I did with Bill Rancic (just before the cancer diagnosis) here: http://josiesjuice.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/interview-bill-rancic-giuliana-bill.html
Three weeks ago, the couple appeared on US television and Giuliana gave an optimistic prognosis. "I'm good," she said, adding she didn't need chemotherapy. "You do what the doctors tell you to do and it's going to be OK."
And in additional lovely news, Bill also announced they are planning to renew their vows this summer, "and really take life on and look at it in a new light."
In addition to Giuliana's gigs on E! News and Fashion Police, the fifth season of Giuliana and Bill is scheduled to premiere in Australia on Monday, June 25th at 8:30pm AEST on Style, on Foxtel.
Plus, the couple also have a brand new restaurant in Chicago called RPM Italian to run.
As Bill said last December, "2012 is going to be our year."
"We received an incredible amount of love and prayers from viewers around the world," says Giuliana, "and we want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of them for their love."
Watch this clip from this morning's US edition of the Today show, elaborating on the details behind the pregnancy. It is just wonderful: