Proud new parents are often eager to share everything with the world, from the official birth announcement to the video of baby’s first steps.
So it is with Giuliana and Bill Rancic. Ever since the birth of their son, Edward Duke, they’ve been sharing photos and talking to interviewers about the sheer joy of being parents after so many long and frustrating years.
Now they’re taking the sharing a step further. Giuliana tells the Chicago Sun-Times Sunday magazine Splash that they’ll be airing their home footage of Duke’s birth on the upcoming season of their reality show, Giuliana & Bill.
The couple had previously decided that they wanted the birth to stay personal. They told the Style Network not to send their cameras into the Denver delivery room when their gestational surrogate, Delphine, went into labor. But Giuliana and Bill did bring their own video camera to capture the miraculous moment.
And now that a month has passed, they’ve reconsidered their decision.
“This is our sixth season and people have followed our story for years,” Giuliana tells the magazine.
“To have people praying for you and supporting you and wanting the best for you and wanting you to have this baby so badly, and then to say, ‘Thanks for all your prayers, thanks for your support, we’re not showing the baby.’ That’s wrong.” So they gave their own footage to the producers.
But there’s lots more for Giuliana & Bill fans to see before the birth episode airs. The new season, which starts Tuesday, will also feature Giuliana’s baby shower, her coverage of the Olympics in London, the couple’s search for a larger house and their hunt for just the right nanny for little Duke.
The Rancic family has been spending time in Chicago while Bill supervises the opening of his new restaurant. Soon, they’ll be packing up again and traveling back to Los Angeles to settle into their new home.
What do you think? Are you glad Giuliana and Bill are sharing the birth video?
[Photo: via PacificCoastNews]
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