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E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill have announced that after years of struggles, they are having a baby.
"We are so thrilled that our prayers have been answered," said Giuliana speaking to E! News.
"We are absolutely ecstatic to be sharing this with everyone who has been following our journey," added Bill.
Due to the couple's inability to conceive on their own, the child is due in late summer via a gestational surrogate, meaning Giuliana and Bill will be the genetic parents.
While the couple knows the sex of the child, Giuliana said they're "seeing how long we can keep it a secret."
The Style Network stars of the television series "Giuliana and Bill" have openly discussed many things the couples avoid talking about, including cancer and their persistent desire to start a family. Married for five years, the Rancics tackled Giuliana's cancer prognosis of October with a double lumpectomy and radiation treatments, all while maintaining their quest for a baby.
After beginning in vitro fertilization (IVF), Giuliana became pregnant in March 2010, but suffered a miscarriage after nine weeks. A second attempt at IVF did not result in pregnancy. After the failed attempts to have a baby, Giuliana admitted they almost gave up.
"I said, 'I'm not doing this again. I can't,'" said the 37-year-old. "I was angry at God," she added while announcing the baby news in person on Monday's "TheToday Show."
Speaking about the television show which extensively covers the couple's struggles, Giuliana has said some parts are difficult to view.
"I watched it for the first time the other night and it was hard to watch," said the "Fashion Police" co-host speaking to The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month.
"It's the first time that I haven't wanted to watch an episode, and I just didn't want to relive it," she added.
In its fifth season, Style Network's "Giuliana and Bill" stirs painful recollections of the cancer diagnosis and disappointments they endured, but Giuliana said she wants the show to remind women to think about their health.
"It [the show] is something I hope women will be inspired by in terms of caring about themselves, putting themselves on their own to-do list, and really caring about their health," said the E! News host.