Giuliana Rancic admits she is too thin

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Giuliana Rancic at the 2015 Academy Awards

E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic’s slim appearance at the Golden Globes ignited a firestorm of rumors: Does she have an eating disorder? Is her cancer back? Now, in an interview with People magazine, Rancic is speaking out about her physique.

Rancic, 40, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and underwent a double mastectomy that year. According to People, Rancic is healthy, but the cancer-suppressing medicine she’s been taking since 2012 has had an effect on her body. Her doctor said the drug, which can alter metabolism, can also cause weight loss.

“I’m sorry that some people think I’m disgustingly skinny, as they put it, but there’s nothing I can do,” Rancic told People. “I’m lucky that I even have the type of cancer that reacts to the medicine.”

Despite eating a healthy diet, Rancic admits that the physical change has been difficult to bear.

“I look in the mirror and it’s hard for me,” she said. “I am really thin. I want to look fit and beautiful and sexy, and I can’t.”

Rancic told People that a major publication interested in featuring her backed out, telling her that she was “too skinny.”

“That was really hurtful,” she says. “I thought, ‘Wow, I’m on cancer medication. I’m doing the best that I can.’ ”

While she refuses to be broken by what people say, she hopes her new memoir “Going Off Script,” which comes out this weekend, sets the record straight.

Giuliana is married to Chicago native Bill Rancic and they have a young son together named Duke. The couple also owns two Chicago restaurants: RPM Italian and RPM Steak.

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7 comments

  • Valerie Williams-Sanchez

    Which cancer med is it? I’m on tamoxifen and it’s have the opposite effect — I’m gaining weight like mad. Perhaps whatever she says she’s on can help me lose, if not remain at the same weight. Do tell, please!!

    • Karen Murray

      She has claimed to be on Tamoxifen in the past…which in mostly all cases I know of causes weight gains !! My sister gained about 10 lbs. “G” has been on it since 2012 which means she has on it for 3 years. Rancic claims she will be on it for 5 years??!! If so, by 2017 she will REALLY BE SKELETAL ! Maybe she needs some type of extra calories (like ENSURE)….They (doctors) will some times give anorexic people ENSURE & other extra high caloric stuff.

    • Karen Murray

      Giuliana claims that she will be on this drug (Tamoxifen) for 7 more years (in the People Magazine Interview Story of April 3, 2015). My sister has been on the same medication since 2013 and she has to take it for 10 years as well. However, the side effects are very USUALLY weight gains (my sister gained 10 to 15 lbs) and not HUGE WEIGHT LOSS !! At this rate “G” won’t be around to raise little Duke. There is something “not right” with the explanation. If you’ve lost 20 to 25 lbs already and at such a low weight NOW…in another 7 years…YIKES! Your doctor needs you to take EXTRA High Caloric food or supplements. (Like ENSURE…they often give people who are anorexic several cans of that daily to aid in weight gain)! I think that “G” “thinks” she is eating “tons” of food…but actually you are not consuming enough. On the “G&B” Reality show …you just pushed your food around on your plate when there was a “scene” with you eating. If you are an exception to the rule and truly are losing huge weight amounts then your doctor needs to do something (like put you on a feeding tube once a month or something) !!! I do feel your pain, though…but there is more to the story than the story you provided to PEOPLE !!

  • Nt

    I generally like her but i dont really believe she has good eating habits. On her show with bill she would ear cereal with water “to save the calories”. Bill even thought it was wack. She probably eats “hollywood style”. She should give “midwest style” a try and add back themilk in the cereal to start.