Giuliana tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively about all that her good friend Kelly did to help her get through her battle with breast cancer and a double mastectomy.
On Dec. 13, Giuliana Rancic underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery and is now going through a tough recovery with the ultimate positive attitude. Throughout the whole ordeal, Giuliana’s Fashion Police co-host Kelly Osbourne has been one of her best supporters.
“Kelly was so incredibly supportive through all of this,” Giuliana, 37, told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at the Nivea Kiss New Year’s event at the Chatwall Hotel in NYC on Dec. 30. “I remember from the beginning she kept tweeting all of these messages of love and inspiration: ‘You’re an inspiration. I love you. Stay Strong. Good luck on you’re surgery.’”
Kelly, 27, constantly sent Giuliana positive messages and get well gifts. “All my surgeries, everything she’s always sent me emails and tweeted, every single time I’d got through anything,” Giuliana shared. “She sent me this gorgeous orchid. It’s sitting in my kitchen right now on the windowsill. It’s so pretty. Last time she sent me another bouquet of flowers. I almost felt bad. I was like I have to stop getting surgeries because poor Kelly Osbourne is sending me all these flowers.”
“She is very loving like that,” continued Giuliana. “One thing I learned about Kelly is she’s incredibly protective of her friends. Like if someone says something to her about someone that she’s close to, she really protects people. If you’re a friend and she respects you, then she truly cares about you. She was so sweet. Last time before I left, she was like, ‘Let me give you names of my mom’s doctors and scar revision people.’ She was emailing me all of this information.”
Kelly also gave Giuliana a ton of advice as her own mother Sharon faced her own battle of breast cancer and surgery. “I would go to Fashion Police every week while I was going through this,” says Giuliana. “Kelly was so sweet. I really didn’t know much about her mom’s journey with breast cancer until Kelly told me one day on the set. She was like, ‘You know my mother went through this’ — and she told me about her trials and what she had to go through. She said, ‘You know, my mom had major surgery and she’s so great today. She’s better than ever. She learned so much about herself through this. You’re just going to come out stronger like my mom did.’ It was really nice. She gave me wonderful advice.”
“She’s been a really great friend,” Giuliana added. “She’s been really sweet.”