Giuliana Rancic has responded to comments and concerns about her weight.
In an interview with CBS News, Giuliana, who battled breast cancer, and her husband Bill addressed a number of topics, including her very thin frame.
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In response to a question about her weight and the reason she has given for the weight loss — as a result of cancer medication — Giuliana noted that it’s upsetting to her that people are more concerned with her weight than they are about the reason she gave for her weight loss.
“You know, I kept hearing it and seeing it,” she told the news outlet. “I would do an awards show and look at my social media and so many comments were about my weight rather than the actual show itself. When I realized it was starting to cross into my work and started to be distracting from my work I realized, you know what, I have nothing to hide. I’m a very open and honest person. I’ve talked about infertility and breast cancer and that was something I had to address. I hoped that people would hear the reason and move on and when I was on the red carpet they wouldn’t just be thinking about my weight the whole time and focus on my interviews with celebrities instead.”
Rancic conceded that weight issues are a natural bi-product of working in Hollywood, but added that she managed to touch other women with similar issues.
“I think it just comes with the territory of working in Hollywood and that’s okay,” she said. “I’m happy I did it. A lot of women reached out to me and said, “Thank you for doing that.”
Rancic says she has been free of cancer for five years now and feels great.
“I’ve never felt better,” she gushed. “Bill always jokes that everyone’s getting 24-hour flus, but — knock on wood — I’m always very healthy”
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She added that she not only feels great, she is very content with her life since leaving E! News last year.
“I’ve never felt more fulfilled in my entire life than I do in this very moment,” said Giuliana Rancic. “I’m at home more, I can be with my family, yet I’m accomplishing more professionally and it’s been a real blessing.”