Giuliana Rancic told On Air with Ryan Seacrest Monday her food feud with LeAnn Rimes was “blown out of proportion.”
It all began on August 30, when Rancic told The Huffington Post she thinks the How Do I Live singer “lost a lot of weight from all the stress in her life” and “seems a little thin right now and… looks great when she’s a bit curvier.”
Rancic, who’s slated to open an Italian restaurant in Chicago with her husband Bill, said she was asked by The Huff Post, “What celebrity would you like to feed who you think is really skinny right now?”
Rancic said, “The first person that came to mind — cause that bikini shot of her had just came out — was LeAnn Rimes. I know she’s lost a lot of weight, but I like her when she’s curvier. I interviewed her when her Shape magazine cover just came out, and I thought she looked amazing, and that’s all I said — it was pretty harmless.
“I didn’t say she’s ugly skinny or that she needs to gain weight,” Rancic said in defense of her comments. “What’s wrong with saying a girl is pretty [when she’s] curvy?”
Shortly after Rancic made the comment, Rimes shot back with a tweet, writing: “@GiulianaRancic hey, we should go to dinner sometime. You get criticized all the time for how small you are. You can see just HOW much I eat and maybe put a stop to this crazy “shrinking” once and for all.
Rancic, in response, told Ryan Seacrest, “You know how Twitter is — you can’t tell the tone” of what’s being said, and how it’s intended.
“If someone said to me, I like you curvier, I wouldn’t take that as an insult.”
Rancic said she and Rimes have communicated since the blow-up and seem to be on the right path.
“We’ve texted… she’s really cool… we don’t want enemies,” Rancic said. “We’re gonna get together, have a drink, cause I think this whole thing was kinda blown out of proportion.”
Giuliana & Bill airs on The Style Network Mondays at 8/7c.