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Giuliana and Bill are having a baby

E! news anchor Giuliana Rancic, 37, and her husband, Bill, 40, recently announced that they are expecting their first child together.

The tyke is due in late summer via a gestational surrogate—which means the baby will be the Rancics' genetic child.

"We are so thrilled that our prayers have been answered," said the E! News anchor and Fashion Police co-host.  

Bill Rancic is an entrepreneur and motivational speaker who won the first season of Donald Trump's The Apprentice. He added: "We are absolutely ecstatic to be sharing this with everyone who has been following our journey."

The couple's struggles to have a baby has been well-documented in their reality series, "Giuliana & Bill".

Giuliana has also shared her terrifying brush with breat cancer, which she discovered while seeking in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment.

She underwent a double masectomy last year.

The couple appeared on US programme the Today show on Monday, to elaborate on the details behind the pregnancy.

"We received an incredible amount of love and prayers from viewers around the world," said Giuliana, "and we want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of them for their love."

Three weeks ago, the couple appeared on Today and Giuliana gave an optimistic prognosis on her health. "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."

Bill also announced the two planned to renew their vows this summer—"and really take life on and look at it in a new light."

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