Giuliana Rancic’s Baby Can ‘Ruin’ Her Looks Even Though She Was Never Pregnant

giuliana rancicGiuliana Rancic has come out and said that she's working hard to maintain her status as a "hot mom." In an episode of the show Styles that recently aired (and, for the record, was taped before she became a mom), Giuliana said: "I fear [that] I'm going to be one of those women that has a baby, and the next thing I know, I'm walking around all day with a side ponytail, eating chips and wearing flip-flops, and not wanting to be sexy for my husband. I don't want the baby to be an excuse."

Now, I certainly don't think becoming a mom automatically puts you into the side pony-wearing, potato chip-eating column, but I do think it can mean not looking your best all the time -- even if you didn't give birth. So, I'm kind of amazed at all the incredibly mean comments that followed the Us Weekly article that originally published this, saying things like, "Giuliana was never even pregnant! What does she need to worry about?"

As a woman who has been pregnant, and did, obviously, gain weight, I can confidently say: It isn't all about the "baby weight." Yes, of course, you have more work cut out for you if you carry a child, as opposed to if you use a surrogate, but it isn't that cut and dried. New moms -- whether they used a carrier or adopted or gave birth themselves -- still have to get up in the middle of the night (many times). They still don't have much time for themselves. Taking long, leisurely showers after they gym -- nope, doesn't happen if you have a baby. Your son or daughter becomes priority number one once you become a parent -- no matter how he or she was brought into your life.

And, while we're talking about Giuliana, I'd like to point out that she would have done anything to get pregnant. We saw her struggle trying to conceive -- and then, as if that wasn't enough, we saw her battle breast cancer. So perhaps people should ease up on "what's she talking about/she has it so easy" comments. Not only is it mean, it's just not true. I think we all know plenty of people who have had it "easier" than Giuliana.

What do you think of Giuliana's comments?


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nonmember avatar TheSimpleTruth

I do agree that ALL moms work hard and do have to take time for themselves to keep from falling into the "rut", I do find her comments a little silly. I have given birth to three kids and can lose the weight to save my life!!!...I think she is probably a fantastic mom, but I sort of want to smh at her side-ponytail comment. She's skinny as hell....a side-ponytail would be the best part of my day. I need to drop like 100 lbs...so....

SuzyB... SuzyBarno

I think we all feel that way. None of us want to turn into a frumpy mom and its really easy to do that. She knew she was gonna be up all night. Lets give this poor woman a break.

bills... billsfan1104

I think people were upset, because she has housekeepers, nanny, baby nurse and so forth. She is not doing it on her own. I think people are offended also, because that is not how all women become.

nonmember avatar Amy

By the way, she didn't do everything she could to get pregnant. Her doctor told her to gain weight and she refused. Shes just a vain, vapid, hitch.

nonmember avatar lil

I acutally saw her, bill and the baby this past weekend in chicago and they were glowing! They looked so happy!

Fondue Fondue

Wow, Amy.  I think you're the bitch.  And you've obviously never dealt with infertility.  If you had, you'd have a little more compassion for her.

nonmember avatar Amy

Fondue she would not have been infertile had she gained weight. She did not want to gain weight like her doctor asked. She is a vain idiot and to make comments about normal moms like she did, she is a bitch. She isn't some hero to infertile women shes a self centered twit. And don't call me a bitch because I don't fawn all over some worthless fame whore.

2cent... 2centsCDN

I have very little respect for someone that wanted a baby so badly that she couldn't take time away from her 3 jobs to spend a few months with the child she so desperately wanted. I watched an interview yesterday with her where she was promoting her new fashion gig (adding another job to those she already has and it makes you wonder when she is spending time with her baby?), doesn't sound to me like she's made her child the number one priority in her life. Her comment is lame considering she has no clue what its like to look at your body and think wtf happened, she has no idea what its like when your body isn't even your own anymore because you have a baby that wants to be breastfed every hour and she has no concept of the emotional rollercoaster a woman rides after she has given birth. Has she heard of PPD? She's likely never even spent an entire day alone with her child, as most new moms do day after day after day... The last thing most new moms are worried about it being sexy for their man.

nonmember avatar Jana

As much as I love Giuliana and i think she is amazing person. I agree with the comment above. She is a little not understanding what she is talking about. It is different. Yes all moms wake up in the middle of the night PLUS they have to work out very hard to lose baby weight and deal with PPD. Baby completely changes your body. Sorry dear Giuliana but unfortunately thats what it is when you varry a child and give birth it is hard labor after which recovery is long and your body is completely different. Now think of moms who have to not just maintain their weight but first loose that weight,get rid of stretch marks, breastfeed, and than deal with saggy boobs:) and after all this yes we still go to wake up at night and try to look sexy for my husband. But i can give advice for Giuliana you are worrying too much all over the news abouy staying sexy, you should wory about being a best mom and actually spending more time with the baby. Because hes the one that matter at the end.

Daisy Mae

I agree with the comments about her being clueless about what real motherhood entails. She is lucky first of all that her baby is quiet and sleeps alot, but even so, every time the baby whimpers, the baby nurse takes over. Right now, it seems as though he is like a little doll she plays with. Saying things like "late night feedings are so enjoyable" after you just had a massage at the 4 seasons is totally unrealistic, and it sends a bad message to new moms who are just trying to hold it together. Let her spend a solid week with a crying, teething or colicky baby, with no nurse, and then give an interview about how easy it is.

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