The Real Reason Giuliana Rancic is Leaving E!

There are some people who become network staples. Like Kelly Ripa with ABC or Bob Baker with CBS. When a celebrity stays on a television show or with a network long enough, people start to associate the two with one another.

Giuliana Rancic
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That’s exactly what happened with Giuliana Rancic. The television show host has been a part of E! News since 2002. You can’t think of E! without thinking of Rancic. But sadly, Rancic has decided to leave the network.

Why is Giuliana Rancic leaving E!?

Rancic recently announced that she would not be continuing on with E! News in a full-time capacity.

“The decision for E! News was one that really came from wanting to be with family more, and focusing and spending as much time as possible with family,” Rancic told People. “And then also having that flexibility to give 100 percent to our restaurants and our other businesses — to be doing things that we’re really passionate about. So it’s nice though to be able to still kind of stay and do it all.”

Overall, Rancic is sad to be leaving.

E! News will always be part of my heart,” she continued. “It’s my first big show on TV, and I’ve been at E! now since 2002. It’s been an incredible home away from home and continues to be. So they’re family, and I hope I will be at E! for many, many years to come, and they have been so supportive. Truly, I mean it’s just an incredible family to have. But it is nice having a little more flexibility.”

Rancic may not be on the daily entertainment show, but she will still appear in certain E! specials, like red carpet events, so her fans won’t ever have to go too long without seeing her.

“The sentiments I receive from people, I mean, it’s incredible,” she told the outlet of her fans. “The nicest messages, I read all of them. The fact that people take time out of their lives to write kind words and share something beautiful with you — and encourage you from all over the world — what an amazing gift. And I don’t take that lightly at all.”

Has Guiliana Rancic left the show before?

This isn’t Rancic’s first time leaving E! News. She left the show from 2015 to 2018 to focus on her family.

“You know, never an easy decision, right? Especially when you love your career,” she said on The View last year of her choice to leave E!. “But I had to do it. My priorities were a little out of whack for a while there. I was just working so much and if anyone knows my story, we struggled to have a child. We went through infertility, and it was a long process.”

“I made a deal with God that if you bless us one day with a child — I get emotional thinking about it — if you bless us one day with a child, I’m going to be there for him,” she continued. “So I pulled back from the career I love, and it was the best decision I ever made — to just be home and be a mom and not completely give up my career, but just switch things around a little bit. Put the focus on family, have the career still going, handle as much as I can — you know, just shift it a little bit. But make family the priority. That’s the most important thing in the world.”