Bill & Giuliana Rancic Open Up About Cancer Battle with Glamour

Posted Friday March 16, 2012 12:45 PM GMT

They've proven their strength and love for one another through her testing battle with cancer, and Giuliana Rancic and husband Bill have opened up in a new feature included in the April 2012 issue of Glamour.

The E! News host and her man posed for a tender photo included in the magazine while revealing the intimate details of Giuliana's mastectomy for the first time, as well as talking about how it changed their relationship forever.

Highlights from Bill and Giuliana's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Glamour!

On her husband’s calmness:
“I wanted to yell from a rooftop and cry and scream. Bill was the one who said, “Calm down” – and he got out a legal pad. I’m like, “Bill, this isn’t one of your business deals.” He goes, 'We’ve got to make a list and figure out the pros and cons of a lumpectomy with radiation and anti-estrogen therapy, and the pros and cons of a mastectomy. Let’s figure this out.'”

On Bill’s emotional hardships during the treatment:
“As a husband and as a man, you wish you could trade places with your wife, but you can’t, and it sucks. I of course had my moments. But you know, you’ve got to be strong; I would never break down in front of her. I wasn’t curled up in a fetal position in the shower, but there were moments when it was like, “It’s not fair. Why does she have to go through this?” There was anger.”

On her self-image after the surgery:
“I’ll be totally honest. While I was recovering, I was thinking, I’m really going to be asking people what they’re wearing? I didn’t know if I could find the joy in it again. But it didn’t take long.”

On her attitude towards her career:
"It took a while for me to be comfortable with who I was. To realize everyone might not get my sense of humor; everyone might not like me. You know what, I'm not going to change who I am. I've tried. It doesn't work. I've never been very Hollywood.'

On what she told her coworkers:
“It was like, 'Hey, guys, cut the bulls—t. I’m the exact same person I was before. I’m still shallow, I still love clothes, I still want to talk fashion, I still want to gossip, so lay it on me.' They were like, 'Thank God.'"

On how she used her illness as a platform:
“We’ve been given this incredible platform, and we think it was for a reason. I truly believe that. When I got my job at E!, I was the thirty-ninth person who auditioned. I wasn’t the prettiest, I wasn’t the smartest, I wasn’t the most talented. And I always wondered why I got the job. Now I think God knew I wouldn’t be a selfish little cow with this platform, and I’d actually try to do something good with it.”

Photo Credit: Glamour