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Claudine Keane: Giuliana Rancic should be celebrated by other women not vilified

Published 04/04/2015 | 19:40

Giuliana Rancic arrives at the 2015 ASTRA Awards at the Star
Giuliana Rancic arrives at the 2015 ASTRA Awards at the Star
Giuliana Rancic with her son Duke

E! News star Giuliana Rancic should be celebrated by other women and not vilified, says Irish model Claudine Keane.

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Claudine, who is married to LA Galaxy and Ireland captain Robbie Keane, made the comments in her 'LA Confidential' column in today's 'Irish Daily Star'.

TV personality Giuliana Rancic attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards
TV personality Giuliana Rancic attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards

The mum-of-one came to Giuliana's defence after she was criticised for her ultra-slim fame.

Read more here: Giuliana Rancic reveals she and husband Bill lost their last embryo  

Giuliana (40) was forced to address the criticism this week, claiming medication she is taking to stop her cancer returning is responsible for her dramatic weight loss.

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Off season: Robbie Keane and Claudine
Off season: Robbie Keane and Claudine
Claudine and Robbie Keane at the Grammys
Claudine and Robbie Keane at the Grammys
Giuliana and Bill Rancic with their son Duke in 2013

Giuliana was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and underwent a double mastectomy. She explained she was required to take medication to suppress her cancer.

"This woman is a survivor and should be celebrated not vilified especially by other women," Claudine said.

Earlier this week, Giuliana opened up about a new devastating blow in her fertility struggle.

The E! News anchor has documented her struggles with fertility on her reality show Giuliana & Bill, as well as in candid interviews.

She and husband Bill Rancic welcomed their son Duke in 2012 via surrogate and she told People that they learned their surrogate has miscarried their last embryo on New Year's Eve.

She had three embryos after Duke's birth. In 2014, two embryos were implanted, but she miscarried weeks after.

“We were so optimistic with this last embryo. We thought, ‘This is definitely going to work. This is our last shot'," she told the magazine.

"It was painful."

The red carpet host said that she and her husband are "open to anything" and wouldn't rule out adoption in giving Duke a sibling.

“I think adoption is a beautiful gift you’re giving each other," she explained. "And it’s funny, I’m even more open to adoption than I was before. Because I think to myself, ‘I love Duke so much, if I couldn’t take care of him, I hope there would be someone else who would love him.’ ”

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