Inner strength, resilience and good fashion sense. That’s what we love and revere about the Divas we celebrate. With that said, there is no better Diva to celebrate at this very moment than beloved E! News Entertainment celebrity host Giuliana Rancic.
A proud Italian American, born in Naples, Italy, Giuliana Rancic was known to most throughout the early stages of her career as Giuliana DePandi before she had a story book wedding to her “reality star” prince, the charming Bill Rancic. Bill, who was the winner of the first season of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice“, was a business savvy, no-nonsense Chicago boy who caught DePandi’s eye during an interview she did with him.
As the story goes, it was love at first sight, right? Well not so for this couple who had actually met two times prior, but were both in relationships with other people. Then, during their third run-in (third time’s the charm) after interviewing Bill, he asked her out on a date…and the rest is history. Giuliana and Bill officially wed in Italy in 2007 and filmed the nuptials for an E! Special.
A consummate professional, Giuliana got her master’s degree in Journalism from American University and started out reporting hard news stories about the White House, Supreme Court and the Pentagon. Now, a permanent fixture on all of the most important Hollywood Red Carpets, Giuliana joined the cast of E! Networks “Fashion Police“, which is a hilarious weekly recap on celebrity fashion do’s and don’ts, hosted by Joan Rivers and featuring Kelly Osbourne.
Well known for reporting on the foibles and follies of the Hollywood elite, along with her side-kick Ryan Seacrest, Giuliana herself in the past few years has been the source of many headlines in Hollywood, for various reasons. She is a public figure, who chose to live her married life in a public forum with the debut of her and Bill’s reality special on Style Network “Giuliana & Bill“. Giuliana’s fairytale has been anything but, as her and Bill have openly struggled with issues of infertility, a heartbreaking miscarriage and now, a revelation of breast cancer earlier this week on NBC’s “Today” show.
The candor, strength and courage that Giuliana has shown throughout her struggles have inspired millions and taken the shame out of infertility and the struggles that many young couples face when trying to conceive. In her latest disclosure, she turned her inward pain and despair into an impassioned cry and reminder for women to “put themselves on their to-do list by making their health a priority.” After successfully undergoing a double lumpectomy earlier this week as part of her treatment, Giuliana is said to be doing just fine.
A woman of many faces… Author, activist, and supporter of charities like Operation Smile, Habitat for Humanity, Give Back Hollywood Foundation and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; Guiliana is a fashionable force to be reckoned with. Her inner strength add to her outward beauty and glamour. All combined, this makes her a DIVA We Love!
Let’s all take a page out of Giuliana’s book and pay it forward. Find a breast cancer charity in your local area, donate and get involved! Thank you, Giuliana, for sharing your personal story during such a painful time. As they say, without the rain we can’t bask in the rainbows–heads up Bella, your rainbow is about to shine!
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