Giuliana Rancic once ruled the red carpet. Then she disappeared from TV.

But amid the news of Rancic’s departure from E!, there was some confused messaging about what this meant for her future with the network. 

“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,” she said to PEOPLE.

In an Instagram caption, Giuliana again hinted that this wouldn’t be the end of her working with the company. 

“One of my passions is great storytelling and I am thrilled to announce a new development deal with E!’s parent company NBCUniversal where I will be producing and bringing stories to life,” ⁣⁣⁣ Rancic wrote in an Instagram caption.

E! echoed Rancic’s sentiment in their statement at the time. “We are excited to announce a development deal across NBCUniversal where she will bring her passion projects to life. We look forward to collaborating with Giuliana in the future and we will always be her biggest fans—on and off the carpet.”

But Rancic’s teased projects with NBCUniversal never eventuated.

These days, she mostly just promotes her prosecco brand, flogs her fashion label on the Home Shopping Network, grows her restaurant empire, and spends time with her husband Bill and son, Duke. 

Feature image: Christopher Polk/E! Entertainment.

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