Ryan Seacrest reunites with ex Julianne Hough on his radio show as former couple discuss ‘awkwardness’ between them

AMERICAN Idol host Ryan Seacrest addressed the “awkwardness” suggestion with ex Julianne Hough as the dancer performed on his radio show.

The TV favourite, 47, was forced to come to terms with the fact that the pair dated for three years, before they split in 2013.


American Idol host Ryan Seacrest discussed the notion of ‘awkwardness’ with ex Julianne HoughCredit: Getty
The couple dated for three years but split in 2013


The couple dated for three years but split in 2013Credit: Getty Images – Getty

Julianne, 33, appeared on her radio show On-Air With Ryan Seacrest, alongside her dancer brother Derek.

Ryan immediately addressed the elephant in the room saying, “Jules, for starters, [my cohosts] Sisanie and Tanya asked me if it was embarrassing for me.

“And I said, ‘Not at all because we’re friends’.”

As if to underscore the point, he added, “There’s nothing awkward about it, because we’ve remained friends.”

Actress, singer and Dancing With The Stars pro Julianne saw the funny side as she laughed and admitted the pair were still talking.

She added that they shared “respect and love and all that stuff.”

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Joking about the public nature of their former relationship and split, she quipped, “I have a new publicist now, so it’s like, ‘It’s okay!

“They can talk!”

At the time, the insiders cited their busy work schedules as the reason for their separation.

Previously addressing a split in 2013 on her Instagram Stories, the star hinted that she felt she didn’t “deserve” the luxury of her previous high-profile relationship.

Julianne, who was raised Mormon, said: ‘I was on private planes and yachts and lived in a very, very well-off home – quite different from where I grew up.

“I had just gotten out of that relationship because I wanted to create this for myself. I kinda felt like I didn’t deserve it. I didn’t win this.

“So now I have to go create this for myself.”


Ryan’s career is in the public eye, as is his personal love life.

From 2003 to 2005, the TV host was in a relationship with Shana Wall.

Seacrest and actress Teri Hatcher had a short-lived romance in 2006.

From 2010 to 2013, the American Idol host dated Julianne Hough of Dancing with the Stars.

Seacrest started dating chef and influencer Shayna Taylor in 2013.

The pair were on and off until they called it quits in June 2020.

Hitting Splitsville, a LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, the spokesperson said, “They remain good friends, each other’s biggest supporters and will always cherish their time together as a couple,”

While Seacrest and Shayna were away, reports surfaced of his alleged romances with model Renee Hall and Miss Teen USA’s Hilary Cruz.

In 2021, the media personality and Audrey Paige entered into a relationship.

During this time, the media host repeatedly addressed ideas of fatherhood.

The famous tycoon says WSJ Magazine: “I want to have children.”

Seacrest continued, “But I didn’t even go down that road, which is crazy at my age.”

He added: “I think last year it became clear to me that yes, I want to do this.…I want to be available and present.”

Ryan insisted that there was no


Ryan insisted there was ‘nothing uncomfortable’ about having the Dancing With The Stars pro on his radio showCredit: Getty
Julianne was on Ryan's radio show with dancer brother Derek


Julianne was on Ryan’s radio show with dancer brother DerekCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The broadcaster has already revealed his desire to have children


The broadcaster has already revealed his desire to have childrenCredit: Instagram/@ryanseacrest

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