Giuliana & Bill Rancic reveal baby Edward Duke to Life & Style

I can’t wait to read about Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise’s sexy date night! And I’m also interested in hearing about Pippa Middleton humiliating her sister (I bet it has something to do with Pippa’s ass of lies writing a book). But focus your attention on the main story – Giuliana and Bill debuting their son, Edward Duke! Their son was born via a gestational carrier in late August, and these are the first photos of the little guy. Just a process story for a moment – does anyone else think it’s weird that they gave/sold the exclusive photos to L&S? I mean, People Mag just ran Snooki’s baby photos, and it seems like more people are interested in Giuliana and Bill than Snooki, you know?

Giuliana and Bill Rancic show off their handsome baby boy Edward Duke for the first time ONLY in Life & Style, on newsstands now!

“I had always heard that when you have a baby it completes your life — and it’s true,” Giuliana tells Life & Style. “I love my baby, and I love my new role.”

The ecstatic new parents posed with their son — they call him Duke — during the exclusive photo shoot at the Presidential Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago on Sept. 9.

“Every day he’s changing — it’s just remarkable to see,” Bill, 41, tells Life & Style. “[He’s] got Giuliana’s dimples!”

Explaining how they came up with his name, Giuliana shares, “Edward is Bill’s late dad’s name and my dad’s name. It was a way to honor them. And Duke means leader.”

The E! News host is a natural at motherhood. “It’s amazing how maternal instincts have taken over, and Giuliana’s just supermom,” raves Bill. “It literally brought tears to my eyes the other day watching her with Duke.”

Bill even teases his wife about how much she enjoys changing diapers. “I’d never changed more than a diaper or two in my life,” she laughs. “Now it’s like the littlest things that make me happy — happier than I’ve ever been.”

The arrival of their little bundle of joy was a long-awaited one. After years of struggles with infertility and IVF injections, Giuliana was diagnosed with breast cancer and in December 2011 underwent a double mastectomy. When she was told to delay trying to get pregnant again for at least five years, the couple found a surrogate and shortly after announced that they were expecting! Finally, 11 days before the Life & Style photo shoot, Duke made his triumphant debut via gestational carrier.

“I couldn’t believe that all those years of struggling and the tears actually paid off,” Giuliana tells Life & Style. “Every shot, every doctor’s visit — in the end, when you’re holding your baby in your arms, you forget it all, and it’s worth it.”

[From Life & Style]

I’m genuinely happy for them, and I like the explanation of naming the baby “Edward” – I’m glad they didn’t do it for Twihardy reasons. Edward’s a little cutie, and Giuliana seems overjoyed. Bill too, although from the cover photo, it looks like Bill is the one staying up all night with the baby, right? He looks exhausted!

Cover courtesy of Life & Style, additional pics by Fame/Flynet.

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  1. n says:

    Congrats to them!

    Personally, I was more interested in Cameron/Tom gossip 🙂
    This can’t be true…Cameron isn’t that dumb…

    • Nikki says:

      Uhm, she has A-Rod AND P Diddy notches on her bed post.

      • HadleyB says:

        Right so I don’t see her falling for some short scrawny dude … aside from Pdiddy do da .. most guys she dates are good looking ( Jared? ) or have good bodies ( athletic) … Tom Cruise is meh. In body, face and personality.

        And I doubt she would put up with Tom ordering her around unless it was a bedroom only situation which is not possible with him. He likes to think he rules the world.

      • TG says:

        LOL and don’t forget the twit justin timberlake and that creapy-looking never-takes-a-bath Jared Leto.

  2. Mimi says:

    I wish them the best but goddamn their veneers are blinding me!!!! What happened to bill, he looks too fake/hollywood now.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Maybe he got image pointers from G’s buddy, RyRy…sorry to be snarky on such a positive story 😉 Truly happy for them, after all they went through. Great couple and now family!

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      Its a new fad in hollywood – glow in the dark teeth 🙂

  3. DanaG says:

    I am truly happy for these two they wanted this baby so badly. You can see the pure joy on both their faces. He is a little cutie. I didn’t even think of the twihards with the name Edward. Congratulations the lovely little family.

  4. normades says:

    I haven’t been following her fertility problems, but maybe she could have put on a little weight and carried the baby herself. She is a total bobble head.

    • Kim says:

      She would have to wait several years because of her breat cancer treatments before she could try to carry baby

      • normades says:

        oops sorry, wasn’t aware of that. I always thought she was bulimic. I’ve only seen her on fashion police and she always looks malnurished.

    • Brittney says:

      …actually, while I’m thrilled for them because they’ve clearly wanted to be parents for a long time, there’s a strong possibility that her weight contributed to her infertility.

      It was even shown on their show; when she was struggling to conceive, doctors told her to gain at least ten pounds, and that was “too difficult” for her to do.

      • Steph says:

        She said on the view that she gained 5, but not 10, like they wanted, because she couldn’t bring herself to do it. That was before the breast cancer, and had been struggling to get pregnant for awhile. So yeah, good for them, but it has always bothered me that this was their story when it could have possibly been remedied pretty easily.

      • KC says:

        This. (To both Steph and Brittney.)

  5. Devyn says:

    Honestly never heard of this couple until just now. Baby looks cute.

    Hah awhile back I saw Cruise and Diaz in “Knight and Day” on Netflix. It was—shockingly—not complete and utter garbage. Well maybe, but entertaining too. It provided some much needed escapism at the time.

    • BW says:

      I’ve never heard of them, either.

    • hoya_chick says:

      Ashamed to say I saw this too, not sure how but it involved me being overruled by the group I was with. It wasn’t half bad.

      Glad to see I’m not the only one interested in everything else on the cover and not these two! Something about them rubs me the wrong way.

      Congrats on the baby. He looks like a….baby. I don’t understand doing a photo shoot when your child is so young and you aren’t even a big celeb so it’s not like paps will be chasing them and aren’t they based in Chicago? At that age I can’t tell him apart from any other baby. Enjoy your baby in private. It took so long to finally conceive you’d think they’d want to lay low and soak it all up instead of pimping him out. G doesn’t give off a maternal vibe to me and her answers sound really robotic and generic.

      Whatever, Kaiser hurry up and get the details on all the other stuff on the cover, I’ll be waiting.

  6. Chicagogurl17 says:

    Congrats to them both! What a blessing! Whats with this new trend of everyone posing with a newborn just a week or two old. We used to wait a month, two mOnths,etc. just seems like they keep getting earlier. I expect sonograms on the cover soon.

    • Shitler says:

      I think you just gave a few people a new idea..

    • Sassy says:

      Yes, and newborns are so boring. Not to the parents, grandparents, etc., but generally, who cares? My children and grandchildren are interesting to me, but, not so much to anyone else other than relatives who say things like “he has Uncle Albert’s chin”.

  7. Katie Too says:

    So did they use her egg or not? I would think the hormones used to flush an egg would be contraindicated before she’s been in remission longer. Not that it matters, as he’s still her baby. Congrats to them!

    • Jayna says:

      It was her eggs. Upon finding out she had cancer, the fertility doctor or oncologist recommended saving her eggs. She started cancer treatment after that. Later had a double mastectomy.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Yes, their embryo was implanted inside the carrier…”gestational carrier.” Their baby 100%

  8. Ella says:

    “And Duke means leader” Uh, yeah. So does King, President, Czar and Chief Executive Officer.

    • KC says:

      Seriously, if they really wanted a name with that sentiment, they could have at least gone with Roy, Don, Rex, Ryan, or any of the other less obnoxiously obvious options with a similar meaning.

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  10. Macey says:

    Im so glad she had a boy, hopefully she wont pass her eating disorder issues onto him.

    • emmieapricot says:

      Exactly. Hopefully Bill is in charge of feeding the kid.

    • TG says:

      I agree. I like G a lot actually and she and Bill seem very happy together (but than again so did Heidi and Seal), but I too am glad she had a boy. I posted a comment re this on a Rachel Zoe post that I am always happy when eating-disordered types have boys rather than girls. I figure the boy has more of a fighting chance of not turning out like mommy and also not being raised to worship mommy. I always find it odd when grown children of celebs talk about how they were in awe of their celeb mom. It always makes me think the mom wasn’t very good because your kids aren’t supposed to see you as a celeb.

  11. Sisi says:

    congrats to them.

    but what’s with the puffy dress on the cover. It’s like they styled her to have a fake belly. Very strange, to make her look pregnant. Such a look on the cover is not by accident.

  12. phaksi says:

    Bill looks like he was photoshopped into the picture

  13. hannah says:

    They call him Duke??
    I wonder whether they will have more and if so whether they will go about it the same way as with Duke.

  14. JudyK says:

    So happy for them…they’ve been through so much together and seem genuinely in love.

    What a gorgeous little guy!

  15. KellyinSeattle says:

    Wow, Edward Duke is pretty good, as far as Hollywood is concerned! By the way, what is Rumer up to?

  16. Lucy says:

    I bet VB is kinda jealous of this scrawny baby…He’s gorgeous but so tiny. Surely more of what VB was expecting.

  17. Hayley says:

    A happy little family. He looks like Bill 🙂

  18. Little Darling says:

    I’m super happy for them. I never really watched their show but I definitely remember the one episode I watched it was clear how much these two REALLY wanted a baby. So many people have babies and completely take them for granted, take for grated actually what a true gift it is to conceive naturally, it’s refreshing to see a couple who kept fighting to have a biological offspring. In the episode I also noticed how strong of a couple they are, a real team. It’s nice to see!!!

  19. dorothy says:

    Once again another celebrity couple that have cashed in on their baby via magazine cover.

  20. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Every time I here the name Duke, I think of Bush’s baked beans commercials

  21. HadleyB says:

    Bill looks .. creepy lately. I normally like him but lately they both are just .. too much. Trying to follow the K Train to fame and I don’t want to even bother with them anymore.

    I’d rather see Snooki honestly. She is more fun, crazy not so nice fakey like G is.

  22. Sara says:

    I hope they take some time off work and spend at least a month without work with the new baby. They have this luxury but it always seems they are pushing themselves thin.

  23. Lem says:

    You know Bill is doing most of the work, but that’s just what he wanted. Congrats! Some guys are truly meant to be fathers. What little I know of him and his own late father, I believe he’ll make a great one.

  24. LucyOriginal says:

    I really liked the reason they named their son Edward. Congrats to them!

  25. Lem says:

    You should always proof your child’s initials! DON’T saddle a boy with Erectile Dysfunction

  26. Kate says:

    Wanna see my little Dukie? Bwhahaha wondered if they ever thought about that scenario.

    In all seriousness, glad for them. They have been through hell and back to have that child. Im an sure they are forever grateful.

  27. Melissa says:

    Congrats to them.

    Bill does not look good on the cover. That hairstyle does nothing for him. He looks really old – and the kids is only a few weeks old – just wait!

  28. Jenny says:

    Happy they are happy, but why choose such a down market tabloid? Their true story is surrounded mostly by crappy tabloid trash, usual for this publication.

  29. Jayna says:

    They’re going to call him by his middle name. The name Duke reminds me of a dog’s name. Sorry.

  30. Izzy4ya says:

    I’m sure she’ll be giving the baby diet breastmilk…gotta watch that waistline

    • HappyPossum says:


      Wasn’t G the popuar Blind guess for the celeb who claimed not to be able to gain weight, but was seen working out in a big floppy hat ‘disguise’?

      Bill looks more and more like Ace Ventura all the time.

  31. bcgirl says:

    Not trying to offend anyone, but why are they famous? She was a reporter on ET or something?

    • Sofie says:

      She on E! News and on Fashion Police and they have a reality show together on the Style network. So they’re more “famous” than famous.

  32. moja31 says:

    I don’t know what it is, but whenever i hear her talk about babies/having a baby, i feel like she’s talking about a great new accessory that she can’t wait to get her hands on. i hope they are happy though, and embrace what should be a huge change in their priorities.

  33. Memphis says:

    Cute baby!

    I don’t like the name but like the reason behind the choice. And I guess Duke isn’t as bad as Eddie.

  34. Bodhi says:

    I’m happy for them because I know how badly they wanted a baby & I know that her cancer was terrible & a major shock, but I still cant get over her refusing to gain the weight her doctor told her she needed. That just screams selfishness to me.

    I have one question about gestational carriers: what do they do with the breast milk? Dose the GC pump & give it to them?

    • Melissa says:

      I guess they could, but since many of them live in different states from the parents, I don’t think it typically happens that way. If you give birth and aren’t going to breastfeed, you get engorged a few days later and then it (the milk and the engorgement) goes away several days later. Years ago they used to give women a shot so that the milk supply didn’t come in at all.

  35. Jill says:

    What is with the crazy too big for the mouth veneers. Nicki Minaj, Paula Patton and these two. People should just learn to stop . Those things are huge and they look like the teeth can’t fit in the mouth.

  36. Beth says:

    I’m sorry, but she seems batsh** to me. Anyone who is that obsessive about anything, even a kid, has issues.

  37. Beth says:

    I’m sorry, but she seems nuts to me. Anyone who is that obsessive about anything, even a kid, has issues.

  38. Lisa says:

    I saw an episode of their show while she and friends were going thru babyshower gifts and she was being so picky about what she would keep and only dressing her baby in certain clothes, i couldnt believe it. What a vane biotch.