Giuliana Rancic: Jerry O’Connell Cheated on Me With a Spice Girl

Jerry O'Connell and Giuliana Rancic in 2004
In her new book, Going Off Script, Giuliana Rancic details her relationship with ex-boyfriend Jerry O'Connell, claiming he cheated on her with Spice Girl Geri Halliwell SGranitz/WireImage.com

If the pen really is mightier than the sword, Jerry O'Connell may want to invest in a heavy-duty suit of armor. The actor's ex-girlfriend Giuliana Rancic is telling all about their relationship in her new book, Going Off Script: How I Survived a Crazy Childhood, Cancer, and Clooney's 32 On-Screen Rejections — and what she has to say isn't all that flattering.

Page Six shared a few quotes from the book on Sunday, April 5, detailing her doomed romance with O'Connell in the early 2000s. According to the site, the Fashion Police host, 40, dated the Sliders actor, 41, after meeting him at the W Hotel in San Diego. Some time later, she claims, he cheated on her with Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice.

"I was being two-timed for one of the lesser Spices?" Rancic writes in her book (via Page Six). She goes on to describe his reaction to her finding out, comparing him to an apathetic airport employee.

"'Yeah, I know. I'm so sorry. I don't know what happened,'" she quotes him as saying, adding, "He had as much emotion as the customer-service representative who tells you your bags missed the flight."

The two ultimately reunited — and even discussed marriage! — but their reconciliation was short-lived. Attending Maxim's 100 Hottest Women party in 2004, she writes, O'Connell wandered off to flirt with another woman: his now-wife, Rebecca Romijn, with whom he has 6-year-old twin daughters, Dolly and Charlie.

"Little did I know he was in the VIP area, talking up Rebecca," Rancic notes in her book. "As a prelude to feeling up Rebecca."

Within days, she claims, he stopped returning her calls. According to Page Six, he also refused to buzz her up when she showed up at his house to confront him.

"'Nope. Sorry, homegirl,'" she recalls of his response. "'Things change, but you take care, okay?'"

Rancic moved on, of course, and is now happily married to Bill Rancic, whom she wed in September 2007. They have one child together, son Edward Duke, 2.

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