Giuliana and Bill welcome baby boy
Cape Town - Reality TV couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic have become the proud parents of their first child, a baby boy born in Denver, Colorado, reports E! News
Edward Duke Rancic was born at 22:12 local time on Wednesday night in Denver. Their new bundle of joy was born via a gestational carrier and weighed 3.2kg.
The new arrival comes just in time for the couple's fifth wedding anniversary, which they will celebrate on Saturday, 1 September.
"Bill and I are blessed beyond words to welcome Edward into our lives," Giuliana tells E! News. "Thank you so much to everyone who supported us along the way. We are so in love with the little guy already!"
Edward Duke is the couple's biological child.Miscarriage
Bill announced his son's birth via Twitter:
E! News reports that labour lasted just over four
hours and that both Bill, 41, and Giuliana, 37, were in the delivery room for the
entire birth of their baby.
Bill cut the umbilical cord minutes after the baby was born, and Giuliana was the first person to hold her son.
Giuliana and Bill decided to use a gestational surrogate after the
couple's public battle to become pregnant resulted in a devastating
miscarriage and a number of unsuccessful IVF treatments, which were
documented in their reality show Giuliana and Bill.
couple's plans to start a family were put on hold in 2011 when Giuliana
was diagnosed with breast cancer and opted to undergo a double
Besides their E! reality show, Giuliana works as an E! presenter and Fashion Police
host while Bill, an entrepreneur, won the first season of Donald Trump's The Apprentice.