Giuliana Rancic Talks Spring Fashion, Season Five of Giuliana and Bill, and Her Battle with Breast Cancer
April 6, 2012 at 10:06 am , by Lauren Cardarelli
The past year has been an emotional roller coaster for E! News anchor and Fashion Police co-host, Giuliana Rancic, who discovered she had breast cancer while undergoing IVF treatments in October. This week’s emotional premiere of the fifth season of Giuliana and Bill gave fans an inside look into her battle with cancer in the midst of fertility issues, red carpet events and the opening of a restaurant. We asked Giuliana about what’s coming up next on the show and what her life is like both on and off camera after her double mastectomy.
This year’s awards show season is wrapping up. What was your favorite moment?
When I “lei’d” George Clooney on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild. I actually presented George and his girlfriend Stacy Kiebler with leis to coincide with the Hawaiian setting from his movie, The Descendants. Now I can honestly say that I got to “lei” Clooney—just don’t tell Bill!!
We’d love to hear some Fashion Police advice now that the weather is warming up! What’s your favorite spring trend?
I love spring because it feels so fresh and new and the fashions reflect that! First, polished nails and toes are a must for open-toed sandals. I love sheer pink colors because they look clean and appropriate for work or play. As for clothes, I love the peplum look on skirts and dresses that we’ve been seeing on a lot of celebs including Victoria Beckham and Blake Lively. It’s fun, flirty and flattering on everyone.
The first episode of the new season of Giuliana and Bill was pretty emotional. Viewers got to see your initial shock following your diagnosis. Why did you choose to keep the cameras rolling during that time?
It was a hard decision because my health is personal and private, but Bill and I decided that if we were going to do the show, we needed to address my battle with breast cancer. If I can help one person get through a similar situation or encourage other young women to take control over their health, then it’s worth it. It’s definitely hard to relive everything as I watch the new season, but we have a lot of fun moments, too.
You often refer to Bill as your rock and you’re both working together on a new restaurant in Chicago. What do you think has been the key to a happy marriage for you two?
Bill and I are there for each other no matter what. We make each other laugh and have fun together, whatever the situation. We also love to try new things together, which is a great way to keep things fresh. Opening the restaurant in Chicago was definitely a bonding experience because it was new to the both of us. It’s really fun to try something new with your partner and experience the highs and lows of a new challenge together.
We know you like to stay busy. How do you balance it all and what’s coming up next?
I love to be busy and I find a lot of pride in my work. I just started a fun partnership with Glade Expressions, which has been great because I get to share my favorite home décor and style tips on their Facebook page. But outside of work, I love to exercise because it gives me alone time every day to clear my head and de-stress. Healthy eating and exercise are really important in my life—it keeps me feeling energized. In fact, I don’t even need to drink caffeine anymore!