Giuliana Rancic: 'Surrogate is giving us the greatest gift'
Published Apr 24 2012, 22:27 BST | By Jennifer Still Giuliana Rancic
has described the woman carrying her child as "amazing".
The Fashion Police
star and husband Bill Rancic, who have had difficulties conceiving
, announced earlier this week that they are expecting their first baby
via a gestational surrogate.
"She is giving us the greatest gift we're ever getting in our lives," Giuliana explained to People
. "She's so selflessly helping make our dream a reality. We adore her.
"Once we met her it was an instinct we had. We could tell she was a great person."
Asked if the unnamed woman would continue to be involved with the child's life following the birth later this year, Bill revealed: "That will be up to her, but we are very grateful for what she's done for us and we intend to maintain a relationship with her."
Last year, Giuliana was diagnosed with breast cancer
and underwent a double mastectomy
to decrease the chances that the illness would return.
The couple insisted earlier this year that they "definitely" wanted to start a family this year