The competition was tough, but glorious.
Giuliana and Bill Rancic are a husband and wife who manage to work together, travel around the world, raise a child, and feature it all on their reality show — all while still actually getting along with each other. We tested their knowledge of each other with a classic game of “He Said/She Said,” and even though they both identify as severely competitive people, they managed to remain best friends throughout the competition, eliciting many “aww”s from our staff. You might even call it “amazeballs.”
Thanks for playing, guys.
Bill Rancic: We’re very competitive.
What’s Giuliana’s favorite Italian food?
Both write down the same answer: “Mama Depandi’s Pasta.”
Giuliana Rancic: Well, that was easy.
What’s Bill’s biggest pet peeve about Giuliana?
Bill writes, “her dirty car”; Giuliana writes, “I’m always late!”
GR: My dirty what?
BR: Your dirty car! What’d you think I wrote?!
GR: So I was wrong.
What’s the most lavish thing that Giuliana’s ever bought?
BR: I’m not familiar with the, uh [spelling]. OK, all right. Well, I shouldn’t know how to spell that! If I did, that’d be a problem.
GR: I almost wrote “bag.”
BR: Well, there’s a story behind this. We have a brownstone in Chicago and we share the alley with Oak Street, which is a famous shopping street. In the alley right behind us is the Hermès store. So I became friends with the girls who would sit out in he alley and smoke. And I’d pull my car in
GR: I don’t think they were smoking…
BR: They were smoking cigarettes!
GR: I think they were unloading things…
BR: Where you there?
BR: So Giulilana’s like, “I got a great business idea! I’m gonna become an internet entrepreneur. If you can get me some Birkin, bags I can sell them on the internet!”
GR: Hells to the yeah.
BR: So I talk to these ladies and Giuliana talks to them and they sell her this Birkin bag. And the day after we bought it, the stock market went down like, 3,000 points.
GR: It was 2008.
BR: So her internet career as an entrepreneur quickly [ended].
GR: I could not sell that Birkin to save my life! I’m like, “Don’t all these rich women want these bags and can’t find them?” It was a black Birkin, you know what I mean? A classic. I used Craigslist and I did it all. No bites. So I had it for years and it would sit in my dressing room in the box in perfect condition in case I would sell it one day. Melissa Rivers came in and asked, “Is that an Hermès bag by the bathroom in the toilet? What’s in there?” I said, a Birkin. She said, “Why do you have it in there?” And I explained. She said, “Enough. You have to wear this. Just do it. You work hard, you don’t have one. Just use it!” And Bill was like, “Use it, honey!” So I just started using it. I will say as expensive as it is, I have used it every day since that day two or three years ago.
BR: It was a good investment.
GR: Right. Instead of buying a new trendy bag each week —
BR: Actually, I don’t know if I’d call it an investment.
What is Giuliana’s favorite movie?
GR: Well, there’s a few. Oh! Yes. There’s a new one that I really like. There was one from my childhood that I loved, but now…
BR: I’m probably gonna take a hit on this one.
Bill answers The Godfather, and Giuliana answers The Wolf of Wall Street.
GR: Debauchery at its finest.
BR: I said The Godfather.
GR: Oh! That was my childhood one. You should get half points for that. I love The Godfather, it’s the Italian in me.
What is Giuliana’s favorite word to use? GR: I know what you’re gonna think it is. The one from like a year ago that I always used.
BR: Well, she’s got a new one.
GR: I do? Well tell me what it is.
BR: I got it.
GR: Porky pants?
BR: No. It’s a very Chicago thing you’ve been doing these last couple weeks.
They both write down “Guys Guys Guys.”
BR: Verrrry Chicago.
GR: “Guys! Guys! Guys!” It’s like all I do lately. Talk to my friends: “Guys! Guys!”
BR: It’s verrrrry Chicago.
GR: It’s like people talking about “da Bears” or something. Guys! Guys! I do it all the time.
What is one word that Giuliana says that you wish she’d never say again?
GR: It’s the original. Amazeballs. I don’t say that shit any more. It’s so 2013.
BR: She uses it a lot on our show and we were in Italy with this old cobbler.
GR: Shoe cobbler.
BR: And the man’s son came out and said, “Amazeballs!” The show airs in Italy!
GR: It was the craziest thing. We had no idea. It was very exciting.
What’s the most amount of money Giuliana has spent on shoes?
Bill guesses $1,200, and Giuliana says $1,500.
BR: …Which is INSANE.
GR: They were Alaïas! And I think they were on sale. Alaïas are so hot. It’s crazy how much they cost, but they’re so hot. I’ll wear them forever. They’re an investment.
What’s Giuliana’s favorite song?
GR: Not “Happy” by Pharrell.
GR: There’s so many. I really love music.
BR: There’s that one band from another era… not NSYNC…
BR: Oh, it’s ah… What’s their famous song?
They both write down New Kids on the Block’s “The Right Stuff.”
GR: Oh oh oh oh oh… “The Right Stuff.” Actually, it’s probably “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion. And “Endless Love.” It’s OK, though.
If Giuliana were a cartoon character, which one would she be?
Bill writes, “Cinderella,” and Giuliana writes, “Smurfette.”
BR: Come on. I picked a classic.
GR: Oh, I see what you mean. That was a good guess.
How many push-ups would Bill say he could do in under a minute?
Bill says 75, Giuliana says 50.
BR: How do you know?!
GR: You were doing the math in your head.
BR: What do you mean?! Bullshit I can’t.
What is the last thing that Bill would say you two argued about?
Bill writes, “Buying a home in Mexico”; Giuliana writes, “Vacation home.”
BR: She wanted me to buy a house in Mexico! I was like, “Are you out of your damn mind?” She’s all, “Come on, man! We’ll go there on the weekends with Duke! It’ll be great!”
GR: We’ll learn Spanish!
BR: Til the government gets overthrown and our house gets seized.
GR: Oh, shit. I still want that house. I’m looking at Maui now.
What color underwear is Bill wearing right now?
BR: You’re assuming I’m wearing them.
Bill writes, “black,” and Giuliana writes, “commando — (nude).”
GR: So I said nude.
BR: Today I’m wearing underwear. And there’s a reason. I’ll explain.
GR: What’s going on, honey? What’s up down there?
BR: Well, sometimes a guy runs in to go to the bathroom really quickly and it’s a long story. You don’t want to ruin the suit.
GR: Oh, yeah. I see. We don’t want dribble. Not on the air. You don’t want to go on TV shows like that.
BR: And I don’t want to ruin a nice suit.
GR: That’s interesting. You taught us all something today.
BR: Now you know.
What would you say Bill’s ideal date is?
They both answer dinner and a walk.
BR: I didn’t think you were gonna get that one.
GR: And I thought, Oh, is he gonna get all adventurous with it? — but I knew that was the real answer!
What did Bill get Giuliana for Christmas last year?
BR: Oh, I remember.
GR: I confuse a lot of things, Bill… It could be Christmas, anniversary, birthday…
BR: Well, Christmas was only a few months ago.
GR: For Christmas… Oh, shit.
Bill writes, “Love bracelet,” and Giuliana writes, “Chanel bag.”
BR: It was a Love bracelet. Cartier.
GR: Haha, I wrote “Chanel bag!” Sorry, baby. I loved the Love bracelet but I thought it was for my birthday. Shitballs. All right. Next.
What is one thing that Bill wouldn’t want us to know about him?
GR: Oh, here we go.
BR: Well if I write it…that would defeat the purpose. Welcome to BuzzFeed!
Bill writes, “Wanted to be an NFL quarterback,” and Giuliana writes, “He loves foot rubs.”
GR: Sometimes I give him pedicures when he’s not paying attention. I put press-on nails on his toes. I take pictures and send them to my friends before he notices.
BR: I wanted to be an NFL quarterback. I wish my parents would have pushed me into it. I don’t know, that’s not even that good [of an answer].
GR: He does love foot rubs too.
Giuliana and Bill airs Tuesdays at 8pm EST on E!