New couple alert: Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough

41656, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Wednesday June 16 2010. Ryan Seacrest follows Julianne Hough as she heads to her car outside Red-O Mexican restaurant in LA. Photograph:   Anthony, PacificCoastNews.com

American Idol and E! host Ryan Seacrest is spending a lot of time with former “Dancing with the Stars” dancer-turned-country singer Julianne Hough. I know- Ryan with a girl? But sources say that the couple are getting serious, in spite of their busy schedules.

Are Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough a match made in reality TV heaven?

“Things have gotten more serious over the last month,” a source tells PEOPLE. “They’re perfect for each other.”

The American Idol host and the former Dancing With the Stars pro have tried to keep things quiet, but In recent weeks, they’ve been spotted getting cozy all over Los Angeles.

On June 13, the couple walked on the beach in Malibu with their arms around each other. Three days later, they dined at intimate new L.A. hotspot Red O restaurant, where a diner says Seacrest, 35, “was very attentive.” And Sunday, Hough, 21, accompanied the American Idol host on another outing in Malibu, where the two shopped at Alice + Olivia.

Hough, who split from country star Chuck Wicks last year, was also linked with comedian Dane Cook in March.

[From People]

With all the shows Ryan is either starring on or producing, it’s amazing he has time for a personal life at all. He seems like a rabid workaholic and maybe a bit of a commitment-phobe. But they do look like a cute couple- two determinedly perky people with blindingly white teeth, right?

*Note by Kaiser: These photos of Ryan and Julianne are from last week – they had dinner together, but didn’t leave together, so we don’t have photos of the two of them in the same frame.

41656, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Wednesday June 16 2010. Dancing with the Stars professional Julianne Hough is followed by Ryan Seacrest as she heads to her car outside Red-O Mexican restaurant in LA. Photograph:   Anthony, PacificCoastNews.com

41656, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Wednesday June 16 2010. Ryan Seacrest follows Julianne Hough as she heads to her car outside Red-O Mexican restaurant in LA. Photograph:   Anthony, PacificCoastNews.com

41656, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Wednesday June 16 2010. Dancing with the Stars professional Julianne Hough is followed by Ryan Seacrest as she heads to her car outside Red-O Mexican restaurant in LA. Photograph:   Anthony, PacificCoastNews.com

 

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  1. denise says:

    I’m sorry, are we still pretending that Ryan is straight?

    LOL@ the lady in the first pic, that smile is bonkers!

    And what happened to the other half of Ryan’s leg in the last pic?

  2. Mari says:

    they seem like a good match. good for them.

  3. Melanie says:

    Don’t you mean that Ryan is renting a beard?

  4. Isa says:

    Is this new? I thought they had been dating quietly for months.

    I think she is really pretty. She has the brightest blue eyes. Evertime I saw her on DWTS I would vow to take up dancing so I could have a killer body like hers.

  5. Kazoo81 says:

    he’s SO gay.

    her dress is cute.

  6. JaisyMaisy says:

    I never ever even thought that Ryan Seacrest was straight…I thought it was open knowledge that he was gay until I heard about his dating Julianne, and then I thought, oh, he’s in the closet. She’s really pretty, but I don’t know how she got so lucky…she most have stolen all the good-looks genes from her brother, Derek, cause that guys is fuggggs.

  7. LindyLou says:

    Even if they are a legit couple, IMO the age difference is too much – 14 years. I can’t imagine this being long term.

  8. ! says:

    Hm, take this with a grain of salt. Julianne Hough was revealed in a blind item to be the type of gold digger that openly seeks out her next meal ticket. She’d beard for Ryan in a heart beat.

  9. JuiceinLA says:

    If I am wrong, I’ll buy drinks at Mickey’s in WeHo, but I think Seacrest is just very “LA”. Straight guys here dress like Seacrest-exual, have no interest in serious relationships, sleep with star fokkers and opt for the good time, until they hit that age- mid to late 30′s. then they try out relationships. Some make it, some end up lecherous 40-somethings preying on single silicon-ed 2-somethings.

    To me he’s like Mario Lopez without the muscles or tan.

    Good for him if he’s found a girl he actually wants to date. give it a go

    Juice-crest out!

  10. Maritza says:

    Julianne is so cute and talented, I hope they are a couple. Maybe people base their opinion on the picture of him when he was a fat chubby kid with a real gayish smile.

  11. Patrice says:

    Hmmm. So, Ryan Seacrest is dating a ridiculously hot woman with whom there is no danger of him having to have sex with (since she claims she’s all virginal and such)…I’m not sayimg the gay rumors are true but…none of my straight male friends would be able to handle that. All I’m sayin’.

  12. Leek says:

    It’s always an exciting day when two people no one really cares about get together. Maybe they will just fade away into obscurity.

  13. PJ says:

    lol, i thought that woman in the red sweater was Paula Abdul for a second there…

  14. original kate says:

    wait – ryan seacrest is straight? mmmmkay.

  15. Feebee says:

    Okay let’s all close our eyes and pretend this is on the up and up……… ha ha, no I can’t do it either.

  16. Melinda says:

    They make a super cute couple.

  17. Cinderella says:

    I think they’re talking about the wrong Hough.

  18. danielle says:

    Snort. I don’t think she’s virginal. And I don’t think he’s straight. I vote for Cinderella, bet he’s dating her brother.

  19. Snarf says:

    It’s a win-win situation. She helps him stave off those pesky gay rumours (not really) and in return, gets exposure and a shot at a singing career.

  20. lucy2 says:

    I’m on board with your thinking, Snarf. A mutually beneficially “relationship”.

    LOL Juice: “To me he’s like Mario Lopez without the muscles or tan.”
    Low blow! But very accurate.

  21. Kelaa Khaa says:

    JuiceinLa your comment is brilliant and hilarious, thanks for chuckle.

  22. debbie says:

    Last year on his radio show…he kept calling her “Mrs. Seacrest”. That was while she was dating Chuck Wicks. So he sounded like he was crazy about her back then. As for Julianne…she really gets around!

  23. Let’s be real people, Ryan Seacrest is so afraid of people knowing he is gay he will never come out of the closet until he is unemployed with nothing to live for hence the 21-year-old, a “relationship” we all know won’t work out. I wish he would give in to what the rest of us see so clearly. He might be a little less uptight.

  24. gracie says:

    1. Ryan is just painfully unfunny on his radio show.
    2. He is so gay that pretty much everyone knows it.
    3. Him being gay is fine and great and how come he can’t just find the guts to admit it?
    4. This Julianne chick is a gold digger and a star f*cker. She “loves” Ryan for what he can do for her “career”.
    5. I bet they have never even kissed much less had sex.

  25. kelbear says:

    I don’t think he’s gay but he is obviously afraid to commit to someone. I like Julianne but seriously, even my husband said this is the weirdest match but of course he wants someone who is only 21 that he can basically have her eating out of his hands.