Giuliana & Invoice Rancic's Love Story: E! Information Rewind

One other day, one other interview for Giuliana Rancic.

The previous E! Information host, then often known as Giuliana DePandi, had logged critical hours on purple carpets, sat down with numerous celebrities and frequently traded pleasantries in Italian with George Clooney. What was so particular about today—task: interview Bill Rancic, the winner of the primary season of The Apprenticein 2005?

Nicely, there was one thing slightly totally different about it.

"I'd watch [The Apprentice] with my girlfriend Colette each week, and Colette's like, 'It's essential marry him.' I am like, 'I do have to marry him,'" Giuliana recalled on HuffPost Reside years later. "In order that's why when the task got here up at E! I used to be throughout that."

That she was—however in impeccable rom-com style, Invoice was immediately smitten, too.

"What's your life like, so far as romance and love, have you ever..."? Giuliana requested, to which the sweetly flustered Invoice replied, "It has 'bout yours? Let's flip this round."

And she stated, "Okay, sincere, I am very busy, I work lots, so I have not discovered any time." Then he agreed, "That is how it's for me." It had been a great 12 months, Invoice acknowledged, and "after I discover the appropriate one it is the appropriate one." He teased Giuliana about all of the younger California surfer sorts she should meet, and he or she protested, "No, I like a enterprise man."

After which he proposed.


Nicely, not precisely, however there was flirtatious speak of marriage and searching like a great couple—all of it captured on digicam, as a result of they could not assist it that the sparks had been flying nonstop mid-interview.

Now married for almost 15 years and the mother and father of son Duke, who turns 10 on Aug. 29, the devoted duo who knew just about immediately that they wished to spend ceaselessly collectively have constructed a powerhouse partnership. Harrowing instances, similar to Giuliana present process treatment for breast cancer in 2011, have since melded with the triumphs, just like the birth of their son through gestational provider after a number of failed rounds of IVF, to grow to be a part of the material of their enduring, ongoing love story.

"The enjoyable, the laughs, the journey, elevating our fantastic son…the tears and heartache…all of it…there isn't any one I'd quite expertise this life with than you," Giuliana wrote to Bill on Instagram for his or her 14th wedding ceremony anniversary final Sept. 1. "I thank God every single day for bringing us collectively."

He returned the favor, writing to his bride, "The previous 14 years my life has exceeded my goals! Let the adventures proceed!!"

And people adventures are available in all sizes and styles.

"Invoice and I do quite a lot of actually cool issues as adults...quite a lot of issues we love," Giuliana told Chicago's Splash magazine in 2020. "However there may be nothing that even comes near the enjoyment we get from our son and our household collectively. It is only a totally different sort of pleasure."

Added Invoice, "Household is all the things to us. Household first."

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And what are you aware, Giuliana acquired the news on whether or not Invoice preferred youngsters or not after they first met. 

"I've seven nieces and nephews," the proud uncle advised her. Requested if he noticed youngsters in his future, he replied, "In fact, many."

Giuliana advised E! when their son was born in 2012 that she and Invoice felt "blessed past phrases" to grow to be mother and father. And whereas they have not dominated out the opportunity of Duke having a sibling someday, they're leaving that as much as a better energy, too.

"Nothing fairly but to place on the market [as far as news goes]," she advised Splash. "We'll put it within the large man's fingers above, however we might like to. What's meant to be will likely be."

And do not these two realize it.

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"After we first met, I feel we knew there was one thing particular," Invoice recalled of that momentous second on the Right now present in 2013. "On our second date—that is what we inform folks—we had been planning for six to seven months upfront, which I had by no means achieved in my life earlier than. I feel it was the third or fourth date when she got here to Chicago, and that was it. That was the weekend we each knew it might be it for us. It was the remainder of our lives."

Nonetheless, it sounds as if they had been planning from day one.

On the morning that they met, Giuliana and her E! crew confirmed as much as interview Invoice about, positive, his love life, but in addition about the truth that he was auctioning off the automotive he had gained on The Apprentice to profit kidney most cancers analysis, having misplaced his father to the illness in 1999. "I will personally ship the keys to whoever wins the automotive, so I will be driving the automotive as much as your driveway—hopefully it is your driveway," Invoice stated. And will he neglect to wipe his house handle from the navigational system, he knowledgeable her, "You are greater than welcome to return over any time."

Their first date was dinner in Malibu the place, in keeping with Invoice, "We knew immediately." He told ABC News, "We had been planning for 3, 4 months out. That was on our first date. We had our telephones out and we had been like, 'In July, I gotta go right here, perhaps you may meet me,' and this was in March, two hours into the primary date. It was the craziest factor ever.

When the Italian-born, Washington, D.C.-raised host did lastly roll up in his hometown of Chicago, "I rolled out the purple carpet," Invoice stated on Right now.

"Cubs sport, Giordano's pizza and a present basket ready in her lodge when she arrived," he remembered. "I cooked her dinner. It was simply a lot enjoyable. We had been with all my buddies; only a wild three days. It was Memorial Day weekend, I feel eight years in the past, and that was it. That was the tip of my courting world."

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His three sisters helped him put together for the day he knew he wished to suggest—Dec. 15, 2006.

As soon as once more, Giuliana was flying in from Los Angeles to go to, and he was returning that day from a enterprise assembly in Detroit, so he had a limo decide her up on the airport. After which, after taking her a couple of mile, the motive force pulled over.

"You see, for some purpose they despatched a stretch limo and so they had this large driver, then the limo pulls over on the facet of the street in a desolate space," Invoice remembered that night to ABC News in 2014. "She was understandably upset and anxious. She was freaking out. However, he will get out, opens the door and I am standing there."

"I had a helicopter ready," he continued, "and advised her we had been going to have a look at the Christmas lights, which Chicago is thought for. We acquired up there and had been consuming champagne and had Michael Bublé taking part in within the background, then we flew over Michigan Avenue. That is after I acquired down on one knee."

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He then proceeded to smash a champagne flute with that one knee, however their mutual pleasure dominated the second.

"'Life collectively goes to be an journey, similar to tonight,' I advised her," Invoice recalled, noting that he did not technically ask her to marry him. "That was it. She stated, 'Sure.'"

They tied the knot on Sept. 1, 2007, in a dream ceremony on the isle of Capri.

"Right here we're eight years later," Invoice stated. "We consistently are bettering as companions. Our trick is one thing we merely name 'checking in.' Each couple weeks or each month, we speak concerning the marriage and issues which may be bothering us, but in addition issues we like. After I know she likes one thing, I am dedicated to doing extra of it."

After promoting their L.A. house in 2020, the couple now stay primarily in Chicago (the place they're co-owners of eating places RPM Steak, RPM Seafood and Pizza Portofino) and spend summers at their vacation home in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

They're additionally each nonetheless actively engaged on behalf of these battling most cancers, Giuliana in her work with Fab-U-Want, in collaboration with the breast most cancers nonprofit the Pink Agenda, whereas Invoice has teamed for a number of years with Astellas Oncology on its #C3Prize, which offers grants to companies with the finest non-treatment concepts to enhance most cancers care.

"I all the time say marriage and youngsters are the 2 issues that may have an effect on your life from that day on," Invoice stated in 2014. "So, you higher make these choices properly, marriage in all probability extra so as a result of the day you get married, all the things you do from that time on is totally different. It is not 'I,' it is 'We.'"


Giuliana stepped down from her longtime post co-hosting E!'s stay red carpet coverage after the 2021 award season wrapped up however her skilled plate stays full together with her NBCUniversal improvement deal, HSN clothes line G by Giuliana and her Fountain of Reality skincare lineany of which Invoice is comfortable to seek the advice of on when requested.

"I feel quite a lot of it's leaving your ego on the door," Giuliana told Splash. "There are issues I do know and issues I do not. Recognizing and leaning on somebody that does know is necessary."

Added Invoice, "We each know our strengths and weaknesses and the way we might help one another. It is a good method for us."

And he is aware of from private expertise that Giuliana is one hell of an interviewer.

(Initially printed Aug. 17, 2020, at 1:10 p.m. PT)

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