I had to stop following Giuliana Rancic (nee DePandi) on Twitter. There are only so many tweets about beauty secrets and workout routines I can handle each day from someone who is naturally a size zero with perfect skin and married to the man who I always felt was destined for me.
But apparently Giuls’ life isn’t so perfect as it seems on the outset, as she is totally ready to throw away her marriage by doing a reality TV show with her husband of two years — but who’s counting? — Apprentice winner and total hottie Bill Rancic.
From building their Chicago dream home to hanging with each other’s outrageous families to wild weekends in Vegas, Giuliana and Bill are living life to the fullest as they embark on new adventures as husband and wife. And while living in two different places is not easy, they are committed to cell phone conversations and cross-country flights in order to make it work. Bill even gives learning the Italian language a shot in an effort to continue impressing Giuliana’s Italian family. But as with every couple there can be bumps in the road and Giuliana tries to relive her single days with a girls’ night out in Hollywood.
The series also offers a taste of what a day on the job is like for each of the Rancics. Viewers will follow Giuliana every step of the way from E! News morning meetings to behind-the-scenes access with some of today’s biggest celebrities to her frantic search for the perfect red carpet dress. Bill previously worked for Donald Trump following his win on “The Apprentice” but has since moved on. He is now developing real estate on his own and viewers will go inside Bill’s multi-million dollar construction projects. And when Giuliana decides that she wants a taste of Bill’s real estate world, hilarity ensues as Bill puts her to work on one of his construction crews for a day.
I will note, first off, that whenever the phrase “hilarity ensues” is used in an unironic sense, failure is imminent. But, truly, why do people keep signing up to destroy their marriages for a half-hour show on some third-rate network? The honeymoon period is over, Giuls. Putting this kind of strain on a relationship now is bad news bears. I don’t necessarily look forward to your forthcoming “divorce tips!” tweets, but I do look forward to my first date with Bill — off-camera, of course.