With the dramatic release of dozens of blue balloons at their coed baby shower in Beverly Hills on June 17, Bill and Giuliana Rancic announced to 100 of their closest family and friends that they’re having a boy. Life & Style takes you inside one of the happiest days of their lives.
“It was great to finally share it with everyone,” an emotional Giuliana, 36, shares with the mag. “I’ve always wanted a little Bill — my husband is the most gorgeous guy in the world, and I want our baby to look exactly like him!”
Bill adds: “Her brains, my athleticism.”
The reality TV couple — who were joined by celebrity guests including Melissa Rivers and Lisa Ling — enjoyed every minute of the shower with their family and friends.
“We are thrilled beyond belief,” the mom-to-be says. “It’s so funny, because since I was a kid I’ve always wanted a boy. But we would not have cared either way.”
And emotions (as well as the Nicolas Feuillatte champagne and OneHope wine) were overflowing as guests reflected on Giuliana’s struggle with infertility and her recent battle with breast cancer.
“Now that the medical stuff is done, we can focus on the baby,” Giuliana says. “Even though I’m not pregnant, I’ve been dreaming about the baby. I had heard that I’d feel a connection, but I didn’t really believe it! I dream of the baby in a blue blanket, and it’s the cutest little boy!”
Giuliana’s BFFs and celebrity event planner Mindy Weiss helped make the day picture perfect.
“Mindy Weiss and my two best friends planned it,” Giuliana says about the baby shower, which featured a cake by Cupcakes Couture, of Manhattan Beach, Calif. “The shower was exactly what I envisioned. I love anything with a white tent and white sofas, where people can just hang and chill out. Mindy did that. She made the vision come to life.”
For more inside the Rancic’s baby shower, pick up this week’s issue of Life & Style Weekly on newsstands now!