Everyone's favourite couple, Giuliana and Bill Rancic, are back on Style with a brand new series of their hit reality TV show. We spoke to Giuliana to find out what season six has in store...
Everyone was thrilled when Baby Duke arrived last series but, rather than a happy ending, surely his birth was just the beginning of a new adventure together? How are you all adjusting to life as a family?
Absolutely! I have loved every minute, but I think the best part is that we basically have a home movie of Duke’s first year. It’s amazing to think how we have not only documented the first months of his life, but also how we went through so much to have him! It’s really special.
Tell us a little bit about Duke, what's his personality like?
I love everything about Duke. He is such a gift to our family and I can’t imagine life without him. He is so happy, smiley and loving. His personality has really started to shine through in the past month or so and Bill and I are both just so excited to continue to watch him grow and turn into the man he is supposed to be.
Do you think motherhood has changed you? If so, how?
I am loving every moment of motherhood. I had no idea how hard it would be to go back to work after Duke was born and it has definitely been a balancing act, but Bill and I both want to teach him by example and we are both teaching him the value of a strong work ethic.
What about Bill? Hope is he coping with fatherhood?
Bill is the most hands-on, amazing father. In fact, in season six of Giuliana & Bill we have a little bit of conflict because I feel like Bill is a total baby hog! I hardly have any pictures with Duke because Bill is the one who is always holding him! He never wants to hand him over to me! But I have to say, having an amazing, loving father as a husband isn’t the worst thing in the world.
You and Bill have always been very career-minded and have both enjoyed huge success. One of the challenges we're going to see in the new series is how the two of you attempt to find that all-important work / life balance. Do you think you've cracked it?
I am definitely trying to do a better job of leaving my work at work. So that means turning off the computer or putting away my phone when I am at home with my family. I am trying to do a better job of separating work and home life so that I can be 100% present when I am spending time with Duke and Bill and I know Bill does the same thing too.
Any advice you can share with other working parents?
I definitely have a lot going on. I have E! News, Fashion Police and Giuliana and Bill, and I also have a clothing line on HSN called G by Giuliana Rancic. People ask me how I do it and I don’t have just one simple answer. It’s definitely a lot to manage, especially with a baby and husband, but somehow I make it work! If you want something bad enough, you will find a way to make it happen.
What else can we look forward to seeing in the new series?
This season you will see us not only balancing work and parenthood, but also experiencing every exciting first with Duke. You’ll see how I manage going to back work at E! and you will even see Bill in a Mommy and Me class with Duke! It’s the best season yet and I have to say, Duke really is a scene stealer!
What about the future? Would you like to extend your family even further? Do you have any other hopes or dreams that you'd be happy to share with us?
Bill and I would love to expand our family at some point, but for now, we are just enjoying every moment with Duke.
By Karen Cowell
I am loving every moment of motherhood.