Valiant Giuliana Rancic supported by doting husband Bill at signing as hundreds of well-wishers turn out
Brave Giuliana Rancic was today joined by husband Bill at a public signing only two weeks after she underwent a double mastectomy.
Smiling and posing for for photographs, the E! presenter wore a colourful slim patterned dress with gladiator-style heels on, while Bill looked sharp in a blue-grey suit and open necked white shirt.
Hundreds of people turned up in Santa Monica Place to talk to the couple, wish her all the best and get a signed picture from them both.
Battling on: Giuliana Rancic poses for a photograph with husband Bill at a signing today in Santa Monica which was attended by hundreds of well-wishers
Happy couple: The E! News presenter returned to her hosting duties on Tuesday, just two weeks after undergoing a double mastectomy following her breast cancer diagnosis earlier in the autumn
The couple were laughing and smiling throughout as they joked with each person they met.
Giuliana, who returned to her presenting duties on E! News on Tuesday, first announced her breast cancer battle earlier in the autumn before undergoing a four-hour doublemastectomy on December 13.
Doctors have reported there is a “lessthan a one percent chance [the cancer] would reoccur,” her husband Billsaid shortly after the procedure.
Showing their supports: Hundreds of fans turned out to meet the TV star and get a photograph signed
In the spotlight: Doctors say the presenter should make a full recovery
On Tuesday, Giuliana donned a Seventies-style mini-dress and looked radiant as she got back to her hosting duties on E! News.
Beforepresenting the entertainment news, including stories about Matthew McConaughey engagement to Camilla Alves and Katy Perry and Russell Brandbeing separated on Christmas Day, she expressed her thanks to her many supportive fans.
“It is so good to be back two weeks after my surgery,” she said. “Thank you so much for your love, support and prayers. It means the world to me. Thank you so much.”
Signed, sealed, delivered: The couple both signed photographs for fans who turned out
Smile for the camera: The pair pose for a picture with two members of the public
Look of love: Bill has been at his wife side”s during her difficult few months
Ahead of her appearance, the brave TV host tweeted her excitement about getting back in front of the camera.
“Backat work today since surgery,” she wrote on the social networking site. “Excited to be on set of @ENews. I”ve missed my 2nd family (co-workers and you guys!!!) #thankful.”
“Even though I moved a tad slower than usual today, everyone welcomed me back with open arms and it was a wonderful homecoming,” she added on the E! website.
Speedy recovery! Giuliana returned to hosting duties on E! Newson Tuesday
Thank you: Before presenting the entertainment newsshe expressed her thanks to her many supportive fans
Giuliana revealed that it was touch and go as to whether she would be well enough to go back to work today.
“It feels great to be back at work,” she said. “I wasn”t sure whether I was going to return to E! News this week or after the new year. The last thing I wanted to do was rush my recovery.
“Thankfully, I”ve been feeling better every single day since surgery and this weekend my doctors gave me the green light to get back to work.”
More work: After the program she also appeared on a special one hour edition of Fashion Police alongside Kelly Osbourne
After the program she also appeared on a special edition of Fashion Police.
Joining Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos on the couch to critiques this year”s fashion hits and misses, she looked great in a black lace shirt, black miniskirt and matching over-the-knee boots.
Earlier this month, Giuliana told People magazine that she would also be working on New Year’s Eve in Times Square.
Lovely locks: Giuliana has had a stunning baylage effect done to her darker blonde hair
Meanwhile, the reality TV star recently sent out a heartfelt thank you to her husband Bill Rancic on Twitter.
Dedicating this #FF to @BillRancic fortaking such wonderful care of me this past week!!! Love you baby:)” shewrote in the endearing post.
She ended the touching sentiment with the hashtag “#HotMaleNurse.”
Bill, 40, hasn”t left his wife”s side since she first announced that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in mid-October.
Asshe underwent a lumpectomy, followed by radiation, Bill was at Giuliana”s hospital bedside and continued to take care of her when she returned home.
Excited: Ahead of her appearance, the brave TV host tweeted her joy about getting back in front of the camera
The American entrepreneur has also been nursing her back to health after she underwent her recent successful double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.
Giuliana was released from hospital to recover at home a few days after the procedure.
I”m feeling good and I”m happy to be back home,” she told E! News at the time.
“It”sbeen tough, but I”m trying to stay strong and manage the pain,” she said. “I have a new found respect for women who have been through breastcancer and this surgery.”
Rancicdecided to undergo the four-hour procedure, after learning that she still had breast cancer following her treatment in October.
Thank you: The reality TV star recently sent out a heartfelt thank you to her husband Bill on Twitter
Before the surgery, the star admitted that while she was putting on a brave face, she was fearful.
“[I”m scared] just of the unknown,” she told Us Weekly.
“I”ve never been through anything like this. I”m scared of waking up and the pain.
“I do hear it”s a painful recovery, so I worry about that.”
Explainingher choice to undergo the surgery before Christmas, she said: “It”s a great time to do it. I”ll be recovering during the holidays.
“It”s kind of quiet, and my family – and of course [my husband] Bill will be with me, so it”s great.”
Family on hold: The couple will wait until Giuliana has recovered before embarking on IVF again
TheE! News presenter said Bill has been assuring her every step of the way, and told her he doesn”t care what her breasts look like following the surgery.
‘He looked at me and said, ‘I want you to know that I could not care less about the physical aspect of this. I need you here to be my wife, and I need you here to be the mother of my children one day.”
Inan interview with Wendy Williams, Giuliana said it was important that the couple remain lighthearted about the the mastectomy.
“Theymight come out looking even hotter,” she laughed. “You gotta have fun with this. We find the humor in everything. Bill helped pick “em out. I”m like, Bill, that big Really”
Billsaid this month that with less then a one per cent chance of the disease returning following the operation, they “wanted to bring in 2012[and] not look back.”
“There”s something really symbolic about starting out the new year like this,” he said.
“I always tell Giuliana, once the clock strikes midnight, we”re taking the rear view mirror off the car and we”re not looking back because we”re going to be done.
“No looking over her shoulder, no worries. We can start living life.”