My Big Fat Fabulous life is headed back to TLC, and after a stellar last season that ended with Whitney Way Thore getting engaged, things aren’t as happy this time around.
Back in May, Whitney revealed that she and Chase Severino were no longer engaged. She claimed that he had cheated on her and got the girl pregnant. That’s right, her fiance was going to be a father to a child he did not conceive with her.
Whitney Way Thore opens up about Chase Severino breakup
After the last season of My Big Fat Fabulous Life ended with Chase Severino proposing to Whitney Way Thore, viewers were sure this season would be filled with wedding planning and bliss.
Unfortunately, that is not the case. Chase never followed through with his move to where Whitney was based, which complicated matters. He was in Wilmington, North Carolina and distance was taking a toll.
In the trailer for the new season of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Whitney Way Thore reveals how she found out that Chase Severino fathered a child with another woman.
The couple did not quarantine together back in March, which was a red flag. He called and wanted to speak to her in person, which she didn’t want.
Chase revealed that he had gotten another woman pregnant. Whitney was devastated, and from there, it got worse. She talks about what happened in confessionals, which is a first-hand account of what she was dealing with in the moment.
MBFFL: Whitney Way Thore opens up about learning Chase Severino cheated
What can viewers expect from My Big Fat Fabulous Life this season?
Aside from the Whitney Way Thore and Chase Severino breakup and scandal, there is a lot happening.
She is back to pushing herself to the brink by working out and doing very tough challenges. Whitney isn’t known for sitting down and moping, so instead, she is doing everything she can to ensure her mind isn’t wandering.
All of Whitney Way Thore’s friends are still a part of her life. Things with Ryan get dicey, especially after she learns about Chase Severino’s infidelity. At one point in the trailer, it looked like their partnership was dissolving. Fortunately, it looks like they may have repaired that.
One very emotional moment was when Whitney found out that Chase had welcomed his baby. She was with Ryan and Buddy, and both knew that his baby mama had given birth.
Whitney didn’t take it well at all. In fact, she felt stupid because everyone else around her knew about the baby’s birth.
It is going to be an emotional season of My Big Fat Fabulous Life. Whitney Way Thore left last season an engaged and happy woman, and this season, all of that is ripped away from her.
My Big Fat Fabulous Life returns Tuesday, November 10 at 9/8c on TLC.
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The stars aligned just right the day you met your bestie, because you’re inseparable. You love each other just as much as you love texting each other your Co-Star notifications every day. That’s why you need some zodiac boo basket ideas to send your astrology-loving BFF this season. You don’t really need a reason to treat your friend to something sweet, but boo baskets are so fun to put together.
Get creative with your basket full of goodies by deciding on a theme that matches your friend’s interests. Since you share a love of all things related to astrology, it makes perfect that you’d send them any of these seven zodiac-themed boo basket ideas. You’ll notice they’re more than just a generic basket based on their sign, because it’s all about getting those extra creativity points.
If your friend wants to dig a little deeper into their readings, get them a book all about their sign and some Insta-worthy tarot cards. For signs that like to stay home and get cozy, put together a special at-home zodiac basket filled with candles and cozy throw pillows. On the flip side, if they’ve got an adventurous sign, you might want to put together a basket meant to inspire them to embrace new things. Since you’re so good at reading your friend, you’ll know just which idea will have them starry-eyed with delight.
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1. The "Loving My Sign" Basket
Your friend is proud and confident with who they are, and they love any opportunity to show it. Put together a goodie basket filled with nods to their zodiac sign, such as gorgeous stud earrings ($32, heyrowan.com) or a zodiac candle ($23, us.charmedaroma.com) with a surprise ring inside.
You might even want to give a nod to a certain celebrity who shares your BFF’s signs. If so, get a Beyoncé sweatshirt ($39, etsy.com) for your Virgo friend or a Britney Spears enamel pin ($15, etsy.com) for your Sagittarius sister.
2. The "Radiate Your Aura" Basket
Every zodiac sign has an aura color to match, so it might be fun putting together a color-coordinated basket. For example, your Gemini friend may appreciate a fun and vibrant yellow earbud case ($10, anthropologie.com), and your Cancer friend might like a rose quartz roller ($14, colourpop.com). Find a lipstick ($13, fentybeauty.com) in your friend’s aura color, and put it all together in a colorful pouch ($48, stoneycloverlane.com).
3. The "Staying On Top Of Your Horoscope" Basket
Keep your bestie on top of their daily horoscope by gifting them fun, everyday products. Each morning, they can enjoy zodiac sign coffee ($16, zodiaccoffeeroasters.com) with a mug that’s totally on theme ($24, theapollobox.com) while reading their Co-Star notification. A bottle of zodiac sign sanitizer ($12, zodicaperfumery.com) might come in handy as well.
4. The "Reading The Stars" Basket
If your friend wants to go beyond just horoscopes, you might want to put together a basket that allows them to read the stars even further. Get them a book based on their sign ($12, anthropologie.com) and some tea to read the leaves ($17, uncommongoods.com). If they’ve been waiting for someone to gift them their tarot deck, now’s your chance to give them these beautiful, Insta-worthy cards ($22, etsy.com).
5. The "Cozy At Home" Basket
Some signs just love to get cozy at home, so give your friend a relaxing boo basket that reflects that. Be sure to include a birthdate candle ($38, birthdatecandles.com) that’s unique to them, a zodiac bath bomb ($17, fragrantjewels.com), and a personalized throw pillow ($35, etsy.com). If you want to really treat them to something sweet, include a box of zodiac chocolate ($32, moonstruckchocolate.com).
6. The "Compatibility Queen" Basket
Put together a flirty and fun basket for your friend who’s always looking up astrological compatibilities. Include some essential oils ($13, etsy.com), a love candle ($23, homesick.com), and a flirty notebook ($27, papier.com) for jotting down their #feels.
7. The "Feelin’ Inspired To Try Something New" Basket
This one’s for the adventurous signs. Gift your friend who’s all about new experiences a DIY mochi ice cream kit ($32, williams-sonoma.com), cute new pens $3, kawaiipenshop.com) for their travel journal, and a vibrant tank top ($40, culturefitclothing.com) for checking out new hiking trails. Add a candle ($24, anecdotecandles.com) on top of all those goodies that smells like a road trip to Portland, so they can fulfill their wanderlust even when they’re at home.
Good Lord’s! Priti Patel stumps up £45,000 to take up life membership at the exclusive Marylebone Cricket Club
Home Secretary took advantage of offer to jump its notoriously long waiting list
Most wait 20 years for right to walk into Lord’s pavilion and watch Test cricket
To help meet £30m in lost revenue from Covid, MCC this summer offered life membership to existing annual members and those on waiting list – like Ms Patel
Priti Patel has forked out tens of thousands of pounds to get into one of the world’s most exclusive sporting clubs – the MCC.
The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the Home Secretary has paid £45,000 to become a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club.
She has taken advantage of an offer to jump its notoriously long waiting list and take up life membership.
People usually wait over 20 years for the right to walk into the Lord’s pavilion and watch Test cricket.
Priti Patel has forked out tens of thousands of pounds to get into one of the world’s most exclusive sporting clubs – the MCC. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the Home Secretary has paid £45,000 to become a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club. (She is seen above at Lord’s cricket ground in 2018)
Ms Patel has taken advantage of an offer to jump its notoriously long waiting list and take up life membership. People usually wait over 20 years for the right to walk into the Lord’s pavilion and watch Test cricket
But to help meet £30 million in lost revenue from the virus crisis, the MCC this summer decided to offer life membership to existing annual members and candidates on the waiting list – like Ms Patel.
A source close to the Home Secretary, 48, confirmed Ms Patel, who has been on the waiting list for ‘several years’, had taken up the offer.
The source said: ‘As a lifelong cricket fan and at a difficult time for the sport, Priti has joined MCC as a lifetime member.’
He brushed aside any suggestion the MCC had had to ‘chase her’ for the cash, saying Ms Patel is a ‘very busy woman’.
Life membership is sold on a sliding scale, with younger applicants paying more than elderly ones for the right to wear the club’s ‘egg and bacon’ tie.
However, Ms Patel’s move has surprised some fellow MPs. One said: ‘As this damn virus crisis means there may well not be much live cricket at Lord’s for a while, that’s quite a lot of cash to fork out.’
Another added: ‘To be honest, I didn’t realise Priti was interested in cricket.’
Bumping into another member could prove a little awkward – former PM Theresa May. Mrs May (above, at Lord’s in 2019), who joined two years ago after her application was fast-tracked, sacked her as international development secretary in 2017 when Miss Patel was accused of failing to disclose full details of meetings she had with political figures during a trip to Israel
It means she will rub shoulders with other famous MCC members, including Sir Mick Jagger, Prince Charles and Captain Sir Tom Moore, who was given honorary membership in May after his lockdown fund-raising heroics.
But bumping into another member could prove a little awkward – former Prime Minister Theresa May.
Mrs May, who joined two years ago after her application was fast-tracked, sacked her as international development secretary in 2017 when Miss Patel was accused of failing to disclose the full details of meetings she had with political figures during a trip to Israel.
The scandal appeared to have destroyed Miss Patel’s career until she was brought back by Mrs May’s successor in No 10, Boris Johnson.
Would-be MCC members must be proposed and seconded by existing members as well as being ‘vetted’.
Reports last month said that the life membership move had covered the club’s Covid-related losses by bringing in £30 million over the summer.
However, some members are understood to have protested that the move bypassed tradition for commercial gain.
The Prime Day 2020 event is over, but we’re still seeing deep discounts and markdowns on our favorite brands!
Adulting 101: It’s time to level up your luggage and invest in a new suitcase that will stand the test of time. The Amazon Prime Day post sale event has amazing Tumi, Samsonite, Betsey Johnson, Rebecca Minkoff, Oakley and Victorinox luggage deals and deep discounts on a variety of travel gear priced at up to 60% off.
At the Amazon luggage sale, we’ve found discounted prices on essential items for travel from a wide range of hard-sided and soft-sided suitcases, plus the iconic Tumi backpack is on sale: a travel essential for both men and women.
This is a great opportunity to shop white hot sales and fashion deals from loads of brands that offer a discount of up to 80% off. Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff, Frye, Vera BradleyLevi’s, Tumi luggage, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Skechers, Soludos, Superga, DL1961 jeans, Eddie Bauer, Adidas, American Apparel, Uggs, Lacoste, Vineyard Vines, Vionic, Alo Yoga, Calvin Klein and Tory Burch are among the retailer brand names that are part of Prime Day. Not only does the sale include the above mentioned brands and Amazon brands, but it also features luxury brand markdowns within Shopbop, which Amazon acquired in 2006.
We’re still seeing major deals, markdowns and discounts roll out across fashion categories from the sale, including electronics, travel gear, designer handbags, designer dresses, sandals, sneakers, designer sunglasses, activewear, designer backpacks, loungewear, tie dye, kids shoes, swimwear, men’s clothing, shoes, diamonds, deals under $50, jewelry and more.
Plus, be sure to sign into your Prime account as Amazon Prime members get free two-day shipping on select items.
Ahead, check out ET Style’s picks from designer luggage brands via the Amazon Prime Day post sale event, and be sure to check back for new deals on well loved brands.
The Travelpro Maxlite 5-Softside Expandable Spinner Wheel Luggage Checked-Large 29-Inch has four wheel spinners that rotate 360 degree for a smooth roll. Travelpro is known to be durable and is the much loved luggage brand that most flight attendants use as their choice in luggage.
This luggage collection is lightweight and have smooth rolling in line skate Wheels for effortless mobility.
This luggage is stylish and secure.
Travel in style with this durable, waterproof Vera Bradley patterned suitcase.
A durable hard-sided bottom rolling suitcase.
This three-piece luggage set helps make travel fun and way less stressful. Get this Samsonite luggage set for 57% off, while supplies last.
This bag is will fit your laptop and all of the necessities to travel with it.
This Vera Bradey sling bag comes in a variety of colors and is machine washable.
This luggage is the most durable lightweight hard class suitcase yet.
You can bring it all with you in this Victorinox soft-side suitcase.
The Betsey Johnson Chevron Heart 20 Inch Carry On luggage will get you where you want to be, in style. Choose from 11 different styles.
Be trip-ready with this stylish hard case roller bag from Rebecca Minkoff.
This four piece American Tourister includes a boarding bag, wheeled duffel, 21″ upright, and 25″ upright.
Save 40% on the popular Herschel Nova backpack in a pretty rosewater pastel hue.
The TUMI Voyageur Just In Case Backpack features a double-zip entry to main compartment, a zip front pocket, atop grab handle and adjustable backpack straps. This TUMI backpack comes in four different colors, too.
This trendy Herschel backpack is available in 36 different colors and patterns.
A quilted cotton printed backpack perfect for school, featuring two interior mesh slip pockets for laptop and tablet and multiple organization compartments. It feels comfortable and lightweight on.
This three piece luggage set comes in a variety of colors for everyone.
The perfect stylish leather backpack for traveling.
This bag is the perfect weekender and comes in a variety of colors and prints.
This weekender is sure to fit all of your belongings when you go on a short, fun trip.
An easy-to-clean nylon pouch to fit makeup, skincare products or toiletry items.
This Frye and Co backpack featuring woven leather detail and dip dye leather. This purse comes in three great colors: navy, daffodil and paprika.
Prime Day 2020 is officially over, but that doesn’t mean all the deals are done. You can still score amazing discounts across categories extended from Amazon’s biggest sale event now that Amazon’s early holiday shopping event has kicked off.
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In addition to marking the start of a brand-new lunar cycle, new moons are symbolic of spiritual renewal and new beginnings. Vanishing into the night in the justice-seeking sign of Libra, the emotional meaning of the October 2020 new moon is all about restoring the balance, both personally and collectively. Although, ironically, the astrological aspects taking place during this lunation could very well challenge the equilibrium you seek, but you can’t lose hope. It’s all a work in progress.
October is in full effect, and the current astro-weather leaves no room for injustice, let alone previously set structures and toxic systems that no longer align with the collective’s evolution process. There are a series powerful shifts taking place, and whether you blame Mars retrograde, Mercury retrograde, or Mars square Pluto, the external foundations that are being dismantled are deeply effective, especially when it comes to the outdated belief systems and traditions, the mind has been programmed to obey for centuries.
If there’s one thing October’s astrology is here to teach you is, change is the only thing that’s constant, and in order to navigate the turbulent waters ahead, there needs to be balance. Energy speaks louder than words ever could, and Libra season arrives right on time every year. Although, it’s important to take things one step at a time, as there are too many cardinal energies in the sky, and the cardinal modality has everything to do with taking initiative.
October’s New Moon In Libra: Oct. 16, 2020
The start of another lunar cycle, the new moon phase occurs when the sun and moon meet at the exact same degree of a zodiac sign, which in this case is Venus-ruled Libra. Disappearing into the sky on Oct. 16 at 3:31 p.m. ET, themes around peace, equality, harmony, and justice are ever-present with both luminaries joining forces in this cardinal air sign. Although, with Mars retrograde in Aries sitting directly across the new moon, keeping your balance could be pretty difficult. Fortunately, where there’s a will, there’s a way, but it’s not going to be easy.
It’s also important to acknowledge the ancient battle between the divine feminine (Venus) and the sacred masculine (Mars). Libra’s zodiac archetype is symbolic of the divine equilibrium between both, which is practically non-existent at the moment. Interestingly enough, Mars retrograde’s positioning — directly opposite a Venus-ruled sign — speaks volumes, which is something significant to keep in mind throughout this lunation.
Celestial ruler of aggressive Aries, Mars retrograde is challenging you to go inward, and reflect on everything from your desires to your actions. Aries is symbolic of your fearless passions and audacious individuality, but there are a number of factors contributing to the constant feeling of defeat, let alone stifled from unapologetically living your truth. With Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto in Capricorn, these ideas, beliefs, and traditions, have absolutely nothing to do with your soul’s truth. It might not happen overnight, but justice will be served.
Mars is the planet of action, energy, aggression, but what does this mean when there are so many subliminal influences all around you? Despite the core theme of balance, it’s important to practice discernment during this time. Mercury — planet of the mind, thought process, and immediate exchanges — will be retrograde in Scorpio, all while sitting opposite rebellious Uranus, so there will be a number of revealing truths coming to light. More importantly, the new moon will square off with Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto, while directly opposing Mars retrograde as it, too, squares off with the same stellium.
This activates what is referred to as a cardinal T-Square, with Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto being the focal point. Peace, love, and harmony is on the way, but we still have some work to do.
It’s that time of year again to transform your sorority house into a haunted one. Instead of simply adding pumpkins here and there, consider shopping this Halloween decor for your sorority house that’s too cute to pass up. With a little help from your sisters, you could have the most spooktacular house on Greek row in just about no time.
What better way to get into the spirit of the season than by planning a night in with your sisters to decorate your house? Turn on a Spotify playlist filled with songs like the "Monster Mash" and "I Put A Spell On You" to set the mood while you set things up.
Instead of your typical skulls, place some glittery ones along your mantle. String up some celestial and lavender lights around to bring in the witchy vibes. Then, spice up your "patch" with a variety of pink, velvet, and felt pumpkins placed throughout your common areas. Don’t forget a seasonal welcome mat to invite your best ghoul friends over, and some festive throw pillows for your couches.
If you need some inspo, add any of these 10 cute Halloween decor items to your shopping cart right now. Everything you need is right here for some spooky fun with your very own Sanderson sisters.
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1. These Faux Plants Are Suc-Cute
If you and your sisters are plant parents, you’ll enjoy these adorable faux plants from Target. They look like something straight out of Little Shop of Horrors, and come in many varieties like terrarium plants with eyes ($20, target.com), orange preying posies ($20, target.com), and singing vines ($35, target.com).
2. This Felt Pumpkin Is The Cutest In The Patch
Turn your sorority house into a mini pumpkin patch with tons of gourd decor. Don’t settle for the OG orange pumpkins, either. Trick or treat yourselves to a whole variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and different materials like these felt pumpkins to spice things up in your space.
3. This Rose Gold Gourd Is, Well, Gourdgeous
Scrolling through Insta, you’ll notice that pink pumpkins are totally in right now. Staying on the same pumpkin variety vibe, you and your sisters should get pink and rose gold pumpkins like these gourds for every table in your house. Mix and match or coordinate colors, depending on your sorority’s vibes.
4. This BOOtiful Mat Will Welcome In The Spirits
The Halloween decor starts at the front door, so get yourself a welcome mat that’s downright boo-tiful. Etsy has tons of different Halloween-themed doormats to choose from such as a Hocus Pocus one ($25, etsy.com) or a scary good Ouija board one ($35, etsy.com) to welcome all the spirits. Although, if you’re going for cutest sorority house on campus, you’ll want to get this "boo" one featuring adorable little ghosts.
5. This Moon Will Light Up Any Room
Bring on the witchy vibes with a moon light sculpture in your living room. Then, make sure your home is extra lit with some purple string lights ($30, homedepot.com) and tons of fall-scented candles ($10, target.com).
6. This Felt Garland Will Be A Sweet Addition To Your Mantel
For decor that’ll add a pop of color to your wall, string up this adorable felt garland. Choose between this Halloween-themed variety or an ombre fall garland ($12, amazon.com). Drape it along your fireplace mantel, across your common room, or in a corner that’s dedicated to taking cute selfies with your sisters.
7. This Halloween Wreath Is Picture-Perfect
Invite any ghouls over with this vibrant Halloween wreath hung up on your front door. A vibrant orange wreath like this one can stay up all season long, and it’ll look super sweet in pictures with your sisters on the front porch.
8. This Throw Pillow Is Spookin’ Cute
Throw pillows are probably the easiest way to update your space for the season. All you need to do is switch out the current set of pillows on your couch or bed with some festive ones like this evil eye pillow. Snap a picture lounging on the couch with the caption, "Eye love Halloween."
9. This Gold Skull Is Trendy AF
Draw attention to your mantle or dining room table with a skull — but not just any skull. Make it a glittery or gold one. After all, why have ordinary decor when you can have some that sparkles?
10. These Velvet Pumpkins Are Beyond Adorable
These small velvet pumpkins can be added to any bookshelf or placed at the bottom of a vase with a faux fall bouquet with maple leaves ($7, michaels.com) and assorted heather bushes ($2, michaels.com).
Once you’ve got all your pumpkins set up, take a group pic with your sisters like you’re at your very own patch. Make sure to caption your pic with something punny and sweet like, "Squash goals."
Amazon Prime Day 2020 is finally here and chock-full of deep discounts and markdowns on our favorite brands!
Among other things, it’s time to shop Skechers at Amazon Prime Day 2020. Prime Day 2020 is filled with fantastic markdowns you don’t want to miss. If you’re in the market, now’s the time to give your kick game an upgrade with some fresh shoes from Skechers at a discount. If none of the available pairs are up your alley, don’t worry: There are plenty of deals from footwear brands at Amazon’s Sale. The sale features lots of luxury brand names, including Adidas, Cole Haan, Puma and others.
Whether you’re looking for a lightweight pair of sandals for all-day outings, a cute pair to go with dark jeans or the always-in-style black sandal, there’s a deal for you at the Prime Day event. Plus, there are styles for men and kids so the whole family can have fresh kicks!
Amazon Prime Day is helping the struggling fashion world amid the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, this is a great opportunity to shop white hot sales and fashion deals from loads of brands that offer a discount of up to 80% off. Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff, Frye, Vera Bradley Levi’s, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Soludos, Superga, Eddie Bauer, DL1961 jeans, Eddie Bauer, Adidas, American Apparel, Uggs, Lacoste, Vineyard Vines, Calvin Klein, Vionic, Alo Yoga and Tory Burch are among the retailer brand names that are part of the Amazon sale event.
We’re still seeing major deals, markdowns and discounts roll out across fashion categories from the sale, including electronics, travel gear, designer handbags, designer dresses, sandals, sneakers, designer sunglasses, activewear, designer backpacks, swimwear, nderwear, watches, cookware, kitchen appliances, men’s clothing, shoes, diamonds, deals under $50, designer backpacks, loungewear, tie dye, kids shoes and jewelry.
Plus, be sure to sign into your Prime account as Amazon Prime members get free two-day shipping on select items.
Check out ET Style’s top picks of the best Skecher’s deals we have curated with deep discounts for Amazon Prime Day 2020.
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Longtime E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic used to be all over the E! network, but her professional life is looking quite a bit different nowadays.
After her son Duke, the center of her world, was born via surrogate in 2012, Rancic ended up flying back and forth between her family in Chicago and her entertainment news set in L.A. When it was announced that E! News would be moving to the East Coast in 2019, Rancic realized it was truly time to make a change. “The decision for E! News was one that really came from wanting to be with family more, and focusing and spending as much time as possible with family,” she revealed to People. Though fame has given her almost everything she could have ever wanted, family will always come first.
However, that isn’t to say that Rancic has stepped out of the spotlight entirely. Between running an array of different businesses to enjoying being a mom, she’s actually been really busy. As she said in an Instagram post, “flexibility is paramount,” and the first step to finding extra time to focus on both Duke and her passion projects was to leave E! News behind. What exactly is Giuliana Rancic up to today? Here’s an inside look at her life.
The Windy City has won Giuliana Rancic's heart
With her husband, Bill Rancic, being from Chicago, it’s no wonder that Giuliana Rancic decided to plant roots in the Midwest. It all began in 2015 when the Rancics decided it was time to stop moving their little one back and forth from L.A.— especially once he was about to start school. “We want him to have a connection with schoolmates and not be going from city to city,” Giuliana told People at the time. So, it seemed essential that they leave the West Coast.
While it might’ve been tough to be away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, family always comes first for her. After all, everything changes when you have a child. “[Bill and I] love that sense of community,” she said in aforementioned People story. “And I have loved Chicago ever since we started dating.” The move was a fresh start for the Rancic family, and they’ve been busy building up their businesses there ever since.
Giuliana Rancic dishes it up in the restaurant world
Giuliana Rancic moved from the red carpet into the restaurant business. However, entertainment has always been her inspiration. It was her reality television show — and her mother — that prompted her move into a new industry.
When her series Giuliana and Bill hit television screens in 2009, fans went crazy over Rancic’s Italian mother, Mama DePandi, making all sorts of delicious foods. “And then people started tweeting, and stopping us in the street saying, you guys should open a Mama DePandi’s!” she explained to OpenTable. Apparently, it didn’t sound like a bad idea.
The plan was to open a small restaurant in Chicago centered around the Italian entrees she enjoyed while growing up. Investors, however, had an entirely different idea. “I don’t think they realized that the restaurant we had in mind was a 40-seat one and the one they had in mind was 10,000 square feet,” she explained. From there, the RPM eatery empire was born. Since 2012, Bill and Giuliana Rancic have expanded across the Windy City and even into Washington D.C., according to the RPM website.
Between good eats and a passion for entrepreneurship, anything seems possible for the two. What’s more, Bill’s business acuity (don’t forget, he won The Apprentice) sure has come in handy. “Being married to Bill certainly changed my perspective of business,” she admitted to the Premiere Speakers Bureau. Clearly, their teamwork has panned out.
Giuliana Rancic remains cancer-free
In 2011, Giuliana Rancic was sitting through a mammogram when she was given horrible news that nobody wants to hear: She had breast cancer. “I never in my wildest dreams expected anything would be wrong,” she told the Today show. She was only 36 years old and there was no history of breast cancer in her family. It was a shocking discovery that shook her world.
Rancic went through a double mastectomy before coming back to E! cancer-free, and her platform seemed like the perfect place to shine the spotlight on her own inspiring story. “When you finally have that moment to surface and think about what you went through you realize you can help other people who are in that stage,” she told Splash.
Sitting in her makeup chair, Rancic felt better than ever and wanted other women to feel the same way. So, she launched an initiative called FAB-U-WISH. Rancic stays busy by granting wishes for women all over the world, getting them all glammed up and giving them their “red carpet moment.” “There’s no greater joy than granting someone’s wish and making that sort of difference in someone’s life,” she told Prevention.
'Eco-luxe' skincare is one of Giuliana Rancic's passions
Believe it or not, Giuliana Rancic is aging just like everybody else— except she has to do it on air in front of the whole world. When she hit her 40s, she made some adjustments to her skincare regime. “I wanted to use clean skincare because I had been diagnosed with breast cancer,” she explained to the Premiere Speakers Bureau. “And it really changed what I was putting on my skin and what I was putting in my body.” Unfortunately, Rancic was unable to find exactly what she was looking for.
As if she was not busy enough with all of her other endeavors, in 2018, Rancic decided to release a new line of skincare called Fountain of Truth. From correcting fine lines to waving goodbye to wrinkles, her line of cleansers, creams, masks, and more are developed without harsh products. “I wanted to make sure that I created an inclusive line that provided clean, effective and gentle skincare solutions for people of all ages and ethnicities,” Rancic explained to Spa & Beauty Today. The end result is, as Rancic put it, an “eco-luxe beauty line.”
Giuliana Rancic has more time to hang out with son Duke
“Bill and I do a lot of really cool things as adults … a lot of things we love,” Giuliana Rancic explained to Splash. “But there is nothing that even comes close to the joy we get from our son and our family together.” That joy inspired a major career move. As she told People in 2019, her wish to spend more quality time with her son and husband played a big part in why she left her post at E! News.
With so much of her life being shown in the spotlight, taking a step back from television was more essential than ever when adorable little Duke came along. “I don’t know if I would have wanted to show cameras at his preschool or him going through certain milestones,” Rancic explained to HuffPost. Though her life is an open book on air, “it’s our son,” she said. “And so, until he has a say, we want to just protect him.”
Creating a family wasn’t ever easy for the Rancics either. The two of them went through rounds of IVF and fertility struggles before turning to a surrogate to give them their son. Now that Rancic a bit more out of the spotlight, she can cherish even more moments with him. “Our life was great before Duke but it’s so much fuller now,” she gushed to the Premiere Speakers Bureau.
Fashion Police officer Giuliana Rancic has a clothing line
Though Fashion Police is a thing of Giuliana Rancic’s past, fashion is still front and center in her future— right behind her family, of course.
However, finding her way into the fashion industry wasn’t so easy for this star. Rancic had to postpone the launch of her clothing line for a year after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Though the pieces in the collection were ultimately years in the making, its release ended up aligning right along with little Duke’s arrival in 2012. “It was a long journey, but I couldn’t be more excited to show it to the world!” the busy new mom told Today’s Parent.
It ended up being the perfect time for her new line too. G by Giuliana had the most successful debut on the Home Shopping Network that year, according to GiulianaRancic.com. Today, Rancic’s line includes the perfect puffer jacket, everyday jeans, and laid-back leggings that are a part of her 12 collections each year (via Splash). “It’s full of essential staples that every woman needs in their closet!” she said. Meanwhile, we will be busy shopping.
Lake time's been treating Giuliana Rancic right
Leaving E! News and its early morning shoots has given Giuliana Rancic a lot more time to see her family and, as she told People, allowed her to “give 100 percent to our restaurants and our other businesses — to be doing things that we’re really passionate about.”
Don’t worry, it’s not all about work for Rancic. She and her family spend a lot of time unwinding at their vacation home in Idaho, too. When speaking with Architectural Digest about their lakeside abode, Rancic said, “We are truly creating beautiful memories as a family.”
In fact, the Rancic family has been spending so much time out on the water that in 2018, they became official ambassadors for Malibu Boats. Rancic tags the company quite often on her Instagram account, which has 2.6 million followers. Even though she’s not on E! News, everyone still wants to know what she’s up to. You are reading this article, after all, right?
Giuliana Rancic reels in money from real estate
Like her business-savvy husband, Bill Rancic, Giuliana Rancic has been raking in some serious money through their home renovations. In fact, these flips have made them filthy rich. They walk away with a few million dollars in their pocket each time— and it’s not exactly like they need it. After all, the two of them have a total net worth of $30 million today, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
They last let the world know of their most recent renovation in 2019, when they were on flip number twelve out on the West Coast. They bought the property, located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood Park, for a staggering $7.6 million (via Chicago Tribune). The Rancics certainly know how to renovate, too. The year beforehand, they listed their freshly redone Chicago home for $6.8 million. The home included heated floors and a movie room with cashmere-lined walls. “It’s just beautifully designed and executed,” their listing agent, Laura Rubin Dresner, told Greenwich Time. No kidding!
When it comes to their restaurants, all this experience has made them ready to renovate them themselves too. “I love design,” Rancic admitted to OpenTable. “So that’s what I’m able to bring to the table.” Pun intended? We’d forkin’ bet on it.
Giuliana Rancic's home decor line has hit the HSN shelves
Just when you think Giuliana Rancic has thrown her hat in every ring possible, she finds another hat and another ring. At the beginning of 2020, Rancic decided to focus on her own home and created a line of interior decor and furniture. She turned to the perfect partner to do so: her own interior designer, Lonni Paul. “I love, love, love the way she makes the home feel warm and inviting but still incredibly stylish,” Rancic gushed to WWD. “She’s very good at mixing high and low pieces.” Attaining affordability for all is the most important thing for Rancic.
Their line, August & Leo, was released on the Home Shopping Network during the coronavirus pandemic. During this unprecedented time, not only has home decor sold like hotcakes, but virtual shopping is on the rise. “HSN allows us to introduce the collection to customers through their digital broadcast channels, which provides a safe space for everyone,” Rancic explained of the line’s release. The downside, however, was that it was a completely new domain for her. “They’re practicing safe social spacing, so there’s no more in-studio guests. The real change for us is that we won’t be in the studio.”
If you’ve ever dreamed of having Rancic’s high design for a low price, now’s the time to get it.
Yes, Giuliana Rancic's still reporting on the red carpet
Even though Giuliana Rancic left E! News behind in 2019, the network still isn’t entirely in her rearview. She’s now able to find extra time with her family and follow her passion of interviewing famous people by occasionally attending events, reporting live from the red carpet. “It is nice having a little more flexibility,” she admitted to People about her new gig.
Rancic, however, had fans frazzled when they didn’t see Rancic during E!‘s Emmy coverage in September 2020. Unfortunately, as she was about to board a plane to L.A., Rancic and her family discovered that they had tested positive for COVID-19. Even though it was tough missing her 20th year on the network, the high-risk cancer survivor explained on Instagram that “the health of those around me is always my first priority.” So, the three had to stay home. A few weeks later, Rancic told E! that she and her family are “feeling good” and “thankful to be on the other side of this.”
Fans will undoubtedly see Rancic on the red carpet again very soon. As she wrote in her pre-Emmys announcement, “I don’t take missing an awards show lightly.”
Giuliana Rancic has plans to expand her family
Yes, Giuliana Rancic has still been busy since leaving TV full-time, but this busy business woman still isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon. In an Instagram post explaining her decision to leave E! News at the end of 2019, Rancic revealed that there may just be another family member in their near future. “Nothing is more important than spending time with my family, which we are hoping to grow soon,” she wrote, which had dedicated viewers everywhere very interested in what’s happening at her home.
Whether it be by IVF or a second surrogate, the Rancics have admitted that they’re open to all options. This celebrity couple has always been open with everyone about their struggles, so we assume that the news of expecting a second child won’t be kept a secret.
When People followed up with her and her family following the post, Giuliana has made it obvious that she’s enjoying her extra time away from E!. “I’ve just loved spending so much great quality time with Duke and Bill — it’s really nice,” she said. “And hopefully, like I said in my message, hopefully, we’ll have some good news soon … grow the family.” Right along with their many businesses, of course. She doesn’t seem to stop!