In a new interview, Giuliana Rancic talks about hurtful comments people have made about her weight. She also reveals the real reason she is so thin.
She says, she KNOWS she is extremely slim. However, people guessing whether her cancer has come back or whether she has an eating disorder make her feel bad.
“Some people were saying, ‘The cancer is probably back,’ and they were accusing me of every eating disorder,” the 40-year-old reveals. Adding, “I thought to myself, ‘God, if someone really thought I had an eating disorder, what a horrible way to approach it.’ ”
She explains why she is so skinny. The cancer-suppressing medication she has been taking since 2012 has affected her metabolism, which causes her weight loss. “I started noticing that I was eating a lot, but not gaining weight at all,” she admits. Adding, she is healthy but, “I was concerned.”
“It’s really hurtful… I’m sorry that some people think I’m disgustingly skinny, as they put it, but there’s nothing I can do,” she explains. She keeps it all in perspective but people’s comments hurt. “I’m lucky that I even have the type of cancer that reacts to the medicine.”
“I eat more than any of my friends,” she says. “I eat a very robust, healthy, balanced diet and dessert almost every night… I look in the mirror and it’s hard for me. I am really thin. I want to look fit and beautiful and sexy, and I can’t.”
She insists, “I never want my weight to distract people from what I do. But it is becoming a distraction, [whenever] I wear something sleeveless, show my arms, my back.” Like at the Oscars, for Fashion Police, in the photo below.
Giuliana reveals, she lost a major magazine spread for being too skinny. “That was really hurtful,” she admits. “I thought, ‘Wow, I’m on cancer medication. I’m doing the best that I can.'”
She adds, “I refuse to be broken [by what people say]. I have so many beautiful things in my life.” Like her husband, Bill, and their son, Duke, two-and-a-half.
In other news, Giuliana also tells PEOPLE, her surrogate miscarried for the second time. “We were so optimistic about the last embryo,” she reveals. However, the surrogate miscarried again. “It was really tough news to be dealt.”