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Giuliana and Bill Rancic have finally revealed the identity of their chosen surrogate mother, one week after their first child was born.
In the October 2 premiere episode of the couple's Style network reality TV show "Giuliana & Bill," Delphine is finally introduced as the woman who gave birth to the couple's son, Edward Duke, on Aug. 29. The pair, who has been married for five years, admitted that although the surrogate selection process was nerve-racking, they are both confident that they made the best choice.
"[She's] a really nice girl who comes from a good family. Knock on wood, but I think we hit the gestational carrier lottery!" Bill previously told Us Weekly magazine.
Giuliana, 38, has faced multiple set backs in her quest to conceive including several failed IVF attempts, a miscarriage, and a previous breast cancer diagnosis. The new Mom explained that she is forever grateful to Delphine.
"Once we met her it was an instinct we had. We could tell she was a great person," Giuliana previously told People magazine.
"She is giving us the greatest gift we're ever getting in our lives. She's so selflessly helping make our dream a reality. We adore her," Giuliana explained.
Doctors had fertilized Giuliana's egg with Bill's sperm and frozen the embryo before implanting it inside Delphine, who acted as their gestational carrier. The couple coached Delphine throughout her four-hour labor and eventually Edward Duke was born weighing in at 7 lbs., 4 oz.
"I had always heard that when you have a baby it completes your life- and it's true! I love my baby, and I love my new role," Giuliana told Life & Style.
"Every day he's changing- it's just remarkable to see. [He's] got Giuliana's dimples!" Bill said.
In a preview of the upcoming season, the reality stars are seen touring the Colorado hospital where Delphine gave birth to their son. The couple give viewers a glimpse into their baby birth planning method, and they are forced to overcome various differences including who should cut the umbilical cord.
The new season of "Giuliana & Bill" premieres on October 2 at 8:00 p.m. EST on the Style network.