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Even though Giuliana has gained those 5 pounds the baby is still not on the way. I feel bad for her struggle. I am sure that many women go through what she is going through…its just in private. She has decided to be open with her struggle to conceive.
“I can tell you that I’m definitely not pregnant,” she told me from New York City, where she swore she was snacking on a 3 Musketeers Truffle Crisp bar. “It hasn’t happened yet. Bill and I are in the midst of it all, and we’re trying very hard and hope that we get good news very soon!”
Discussing Whoopi Goldberg’s comments on weight,
“When she brought it up the day [I was there], fine, I get it, she’s entitled to her own opinion,” Giuliana said of their heated on-set sit-down.
“But that offended a lot of women because they emailed saying ‘Whoopi made it sound like it was easy to have a kid, like gain five pounds and you’ll be fertile,’ ” she explained. “I did gain weight, and I still didn’t have a kid.”
What really bothered her was the fact that The View host brought it up again the next day, when Giuliana wasn’t a guest.
“I wasn’t there, and she was at the roundtable with all the women, and she was like, ‘It’s not like she’s an actress; she’s on the red carpet, so she should gain the weight,’ ” G explained. “Because I’m a reporter, I’m held to a different standard than an actress? It’s almost like she puts actresses on a pedestal.
“I thought that was the most ridiculous statement I’ve heard on that show in a very long time,” Giuliana continued. “I lost a lot of respect for her.”
That doesn’t mean she’d never return to The View. “Elisabeth [Hasselbeck] is my favorite on the show!” Giuliana told me. “Maybe I’ll go on again once I’m pregnant.”