Giuliana Rancic knows a thing or two about staying strong even when things get tough.
So what words of encouragement does the E! News host have for the fashion blogger and part-time model as she recovers from a horrific plane propeller accident?
"[I] wanted to reach out to her and say you're an inspiration, this is all going to make sense and I'm praying for you," Rancic told E! News Thursday at a Glade Expressions dinner party in New York City. (Giuliana not only hosted the event, but helped decorate each room of the luxe townhouse to match the brand's new scents, as well as chose food and drinks that complemented the different fragrances.)
"I saw that picture of her [stepping out for the first time], and it just inspired me," she explained. "I thought, 'Wow she looks so great. Good for her.' She's out and about. She's got her baseball cap on and she looks like herself. She's adorable. She looks like the girl that I've been seeing in these reports."
When Rancic first heard about the 23-year-old Texan and the injuries she sustained on Dec. 3, she was in recovery herself. "I remember kind of feeling sorry for her at a time when I was feeling sorry for myself," she said. "Then as I've been getting stronger every day and feeling better about my situation, it puts me in a different space…I never thought I would be able to move into a good space so quickly."
Rancic has been in touch with Scruggs via Twitter and hopes to one day meet her in person. In the meantime, she wants the fashionista to know the adversity she's facing "will add meaning to your life. That's what it did to mine."
"I remember when [my battle with cancer] was all first happening and I was right in the midst of it all, I thought, 'No. This isn't adding meaning to my life,'" she recalled. "This is adding a lot of unhappiness and anger and sadness to my life…But something in me wanted to reach out to her and just say, 'It will all mean something soon.' That's how I feel now."