Sad news for parents and reality TV stars Giuliana and Bill Rancic, whose surrogate mother has miscarried their second child.
People is reporting that both Giuliana and Bill are “devastated” over their surrogate Delphine’s miscarriage.
E! stars Bill and Giuliana Rancic have a young son Duke, but getting him was a tough road filled with all sorts of medical issues.
Now, Bill tells People, “This whole season on Giuliana and Bill we’ve been trying to have another baby,” says Rancic of the E! reality show that follows him, wife Giuliana and their son Duke, who was born via surrogate in August 2012.
“Unfortunately our surrogate Delphine, who we love very much, had a miscarriage. It’s something that we didn’t see coming. We were devastated.”
Rancic adds, “She was about nine weeks pregnant. We were pretty close to getting into the safe zone,” says Rancic.
“We experienced a miscarriage years ago when we were trying with Giuliana, so we had been keeping the pregnancy news tight to the vest.”
Giuliana bravely beat breast cancer, and then found their surrogate Delphine, who gave birth to son Duke.
“Delphine is amazing. We hit the surrogate lottery when we met her. Obviously this was no fault of hers,” says Rancic to People.
“It’s a double sadness because we didn’t want her to feel bad. And Giuliana was rather distraught at first, but she’s tough. In times like this we rely on our faith. Once the tears went away we started to look towards the future.”
“Duke just turned 21 months and he’s a ball of energy. From the minute he wakes up he is just running.” And still flirting: “He just walks up to ladies at the Coffee Bean and starts batting his eyelashes and smiling at them. It’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.”
“We’re fighters. Hopefully we’re going to have good news and Delphine will be on board one more time. We’ve had to battle it out and that’s something that we’re going to continue to do.”