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Giuliana Rancic: Baby On The Way Via Surrogate For E! Host, Husband

Posted: 04/23/2012 8:37 am Updated: 04/23/2012 3:10 pm

After years of trying to start a family, Giuliana and Bill Rancic are expecting a baby via a gestational surrogate, E! News confirms.

"We are so thrilled that our prayers have been answered," Giuliana said in a statement, with Bill adding, "We are absolutely ecstatic to be sharing this with everyone who has been following our journey."

The couple will welcome their first child this summer, and it's been a long time coming for the pair, who married in 2007. They have been very open about their struggle to have children, and Giuliana was getting ready to start fertility treatments in 2011 when she found out she had breast cancer.

"This baby will have saved my life," Giuliana said on the "Today" show, revealing that a pregnancy could have had a negative effect on her cancer prognosis.

Though her cancer put Giuliana's own pregnancy plans on hold, the couple was adamant they would find a way to have a family together.

"We are definitely having to explore other options," Giuliana said on the "Today" show in early April. "We absolutely want a child. As far as getting pregnant myself, with the medication I'm starting... it's probably not going to happen anytime soon.”

Fans have been able to follow their trials and tribulations on their Style Network TV show, "Giuliana & Bill," which just started its fifth season in April.

For more on Giuliana and Bill's baby news, head over to E!.

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  • 18th Annual QVC Presents 'FFANY Shoes On Sale'

    NEW YORK - OCT. 13: Bill Rancic and Giuliana Rancic attend the 18th Annual QVC "FFANY Shoes On Sale" at The Waldorf-Astoria on Oct. 13, 2011, in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

  • 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

    LOS ANGELES - SEPT. 18: TV personality Giuliana Rancic arrives at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sept. 18, 2011, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • VIP Preview Of Nivea's 100-Year House Pop-Up

    NEW YORK - JULY 25: Giuliana Rancic, Nivea's birthday ambassador, checks the Nivea Facebook fan page in the 100 Years of Skincare for Life Lounge at Grand Central Station on July 25, 2011, in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Nivea)

  • 36th Annual Gracie Awards Gala

    BEVERLY HILLS - MAY 24: Television reporter Giuliana Rancic speaks during the 36th Annual Gracie Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 24, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • Generosity Water's 3rd Annual 'Night Of Generosity' Benefit

    LOS ANGELES - MARCH 18: TV personalities Bill and Giuliana Rancic arrive at Generosity Water's 3rd Annual "Night of Generosity" benefit on March 18, 2011, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

  • 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards

    LOS ANGELES - FEB. 13: TV personalities Kelly Osbourne, George Kotsiopoulos and Giuliana Rancic arrive at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at the Staples Center on Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    NEW YORK - FEB. 11: TV personality Giuliana Rancic interviews during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 201l at Lincoln Center on Feb. 11, 2011, in New York City. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

  • Heart Truth Runway, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    NEW YORK - FEB. 9: TV personality Giuliana Rancic walks the runway at the Heart Truth Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on Feb. 9, 2011, in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection

    NEW YORK - FEB. 9: Bill and Giuliana Rancic attend the Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2011 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on Feb. 9, 2011, in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Heart Truth Red Dress)

  • Woman's Day 8th Annual Red Dress Awards

    NEW YORK - FEB. 8: Television personality Giuliana Rancic attends the Woman's Day 8th Annual Red Dress awards at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Feb. 8, 2011, in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Woman's Day 8th Annual Red Dress Awards

    NEW YORK - FEB. 8: TV personality Giuliana Rancic attends the Woman's Day 8th Annual Red Dress Awards at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Feb. 8, 2011, in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Woman's Day)

  • 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

    LOS ANGELES - JAN. 30: TV personality Giuliana Rancic arrives at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 30, 2011, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards

    BEVERLY HILLS - JAN. 16: TV personality Giuliana Rancic arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Jan. 16, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


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