Bill Rancic on Infertility, Hope, and Keeping Things Sexy With Giuliana Rancic
“Having a family means so much to us.” Bill Rancic opens up about his infertility struggles, the promise of embryo donation, and life with his beautiful wife Giuliana.
I’ll admit the one and ONLY Celebrity Apprentice I really followed (or cared about for that matter) was the very first season, at the culmination of which Bill Rancic was named “Celebrity Apprentice of the Year.” The years following his reality star turn have not only taken him through many a high-profile business deal, but have solidified one of the most important deals in his life to date: his marriage and union with E! Entertainment news correspondent Giuliana Rancic. Aside from their dazzling good looks and charm, what distinguishes this celeb couple from the throngs is their honest and raw sharing of their struggles to conceive. This is also one of the recurring themes of their show Giuliana and Bill on The Style Network. And that’s what I adore about them.
Bill recently chatted with me about his partnership with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association (RESOLVE), on a public education campaign, Destination: Family (mydestinationfamily.org), which will raise awareness about embryo donation, and about how he and his wife deal with their infertility issues and manage to keep their relationship going strong.
We always hear about infertility from the woman’s perspective — how has it been for you to talk about your struggles as a man, and be so public about it?
I will be honest with you — infertility is a difficult thing to talk about. But it’s something Giuliana and I have to face and get through together. Having a family means so much to us and I felt that sharing my side of the story is important.
So many celebrity couples struggle with infertility in silence. Why have you gone public with it?
We decided to go public in hopes of helping other couples. Infertility is an obstacle that many people face and are often uncomfortable talking about. Giuliana and I felt that sharing our story would encourage couples going through similar situations to remain hopeful and also realize that many people today are experiencing the same struggles.
Infertility can be difficult in a marriage — how have you and your wife kept it from driving a wedge between you?