Bill and Giuliana Rancic are finally parents!
The couple welcomed a baby boy, Edward Duke, around 10:12pm Wednesday night.
“The ‘Duke’ has landed!” tweeted Bill. “Edward Duke Rancic was welcomed into the world last night at 7lbs 4oz. G & I feel blessed beyond words…We did it!”
Baby Edward was delivered via a surrogate after the couple struggled to have a baby on their own for over a year. The difficulty of having a baby was further heightened by Giuliana’s own health crisis, a breast cancer diagnosis and double mastectomy last fall.
E! reports, “The labor lasted just over four hours and went smoothly and relatively quickly. Both Bill and Giuliana were in the delivery room the entire time, erupting in tears of joy the moment their son arrived. The Rancics say they were “beyond elated” and couldn’t believe their journey to become parents is finally complete.”
In her official statement Giuliana adds, “Bill and I are blessed beyond words to welcome Edward into our lives,” Giuliana told E! “Thank you so much to everyone who supported us along the way. We are so in love with the little guy already!”
No word yet as to whether baby Edward will make an appearance on the couple’s Style network reality series, “Bill & Giliana”.
Congrats Bill and Giuliana, finally!