Talk to any women in her thirties who wants to be a mom what one of her biggest fears is and chances are, she’ll say infertility. We all know someone who, after months of trying to get pregnant, learns that it isn’t going to happen without intervention.
At least the people we know didn’t get the news while they were filming a reality TV show.
That’s what happened to Giuliana and Bill Rancic, who were filming Giuliana and Bill and at the same time, struggling to get pregnant. At first they vowed not to dicuss their diffiulties conceiving on the show. But in time, they realized that unless they disclosed what they were going through, they weren’t being honest with their audience.
“I said, ‘Let’s just be real,’”, Rancic told People. “In the end it was the best thing we could have ever done.”
Currently, the couple is in the process of undergoing in-vitro fertilization, and trying to keep a sense of humor–with Bill calling Giuliana, who is 35, “old eggs” and Giuliana giving it back and calling him “Old Sperm”.
The Rancics are far from the only showbiz stars to use fertility treatments to conceive. But not many have chosen to come forward with their struggles before they have become pregnant–most wait until after they have delivered to be candid about their troubles. Bravo to both of them for their candor–and here’s to hoping it works out!