Giuliana Rancic Reveals Surprising Way Cancer Can Change Marriage

giuliana rancicIf you've been following Giuliana Rancic at all, you know that the E! host has been extremely forthcoming about her battle with breast cancer. Recently, she and her husband Bill Rancic went on the TODAY show and talked about her double mastectomy, and even more recently, Rancic appeared this past weekend at the E! Luncheon for the Television Critics Association press tour, and talked to People about how she's been faring.

Interestingly, she confessed that her cancer has had repercussions she never expected ... particularly when it comes to her marriage.


Giuliana said, "I never thought my marriage could be stronger, or I could be closer to [my husband] Bill." Awww.

Now call me jaded or cynical, but you gotta admit, struggling with a serious disease like cancer often tears couples apart. Still, there are those who are built to last no matter what and end up closer and stronger than ever, like Giuliana and Bill. It actually makes a lot of sense ...

My boyfriend and I have been through multiple surgeries and various chronic illness issues over the course of our five-year relationship, and I very much agree with Giuliana that overall, the hardships brought us closer. However, on a day-to-day basis, when you're actually in the heart of grappling with illness, it sure as hell isn't easy. But if you really love one another, you try, you push, do your best to understand one another, support one another, and before you know it, you're looking back on the darkest moment with awe, realizing that you got through it together. As a team. Obviously, that's going to strengthen your bond.

Geeze ... although no one would ever wish the kind of challenge Giuliana's been presented with on anyone, it is definitely reassuring to know that facing a scary sickness doesn't have to take a toll on your love life. Surprisingly, it could have the opposite effect.

Has being through a rough time with your health ever brought you closer to your partner?


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