The 2½-year-old is already speaking not one, but three different languages

By peoplestaff225
Updated December 03, 2020 12:55 AM
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Courtesy Bill Rancic

Bill Rancic is one proud papa!

At just 2½ years old, his son Duke is already hitting some big milestones: The tyke speaks not just one, but three different languages.

“He can count to 10 in Spanish, which is pretty awesome,” the reality star tells PEOPLE of his son with Giuliana Rancic.

“And Giuliana’s teaching him Italian,” he adds. “It’s great! He’s a sponge.”

Of course, the 43-year-old dad is especially excited to see his son getting into sports. “We go to the park in the afternoon,” he shares. “I’ve got a little tee-ball set up and I’m teaching him to hit the ball. We’re having a lot of fun together.”

Duke can be a pretty devious kid, however. “He’ll want to do something, but he’ll check us out before,” Rancic explains. “He had a crayon and he wanted to draw on the wall, but he was very cautious and he would drop his hand down to make it look like he was drawing on the wall by accident, but it was very calculated.”

He continues, “I said to him, ‘I know what you’re doing!’ He’s a good kid. He’s always laughing. Just the happiest kid I’ve ever met.”

In the midst of it all, the entrepreneur still finds time for plenty of business pursuits. He’s partnered with VeriSign to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first “.com” and is one of five judges for the company’s #InternetOfficial contest, which honors the web’s best domain names.

“It’s amazing,” he says of the anniversary. “I don’t think anyone had any idea what was about to unfold … It’s changed the world, it’s made commerce a lot easier and it’s leveled the playing field for people with a dream.”

— Tara Fowler