E! News reported this morning that last night, at 10:12pm in Denver, Bill and Giuliana Rancic welcomed son Edward Duke Rancic into the world. Their little boy, born via gestational carrier, weighed 7 pounds and 4 ounces. Edward arrived just days in advance of his parents’ fifth wedding anniversary on Sept. 1.
“Bill and I are blessed beyond words to welcome Edward into our lives,” Giuliana told E! News. “Thank you so much to everyone who supported us along the way. We are so in love with the little guy already!”
The couple also told E! News that labor was just over four hours and went smoothly and relatively quickly. Both Bill and Giuliana 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 to hold her son for a long while, then gave him to Bill to embrace. The new parents both fed their baby, who they say had a big appetite, and shared with E! that he is doing incredibly well and has had his first bath.
Everyone is resting comfortably.
Style Network, which airs Giuliana and Bill’s reality series, offered this statement on the arrival of the couple’s child: “On behalf of everyone at Style, we are overjoyed by the arrival of Edward Duke Rancic. What a wonderful early anniversary present for such a deserving couple. We are so happy that Giuliana and Billâ€™s fairytale story is finally complete, and we look forward to seeing what adventures their future will bring.”
Season 5 of Giuliana & Bill returns Oct. 2 on Style.
Photo: Andrew Eccles: The Style Network