Ryan Seacrest & Julianne Hough broke up after over two years together

Good lord, when was this announced? Like, at midnight on a Friday? That always signals something shady, in my opinion, but we’ll see. Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough are over, which is sad if you really thought they were an authentic couple. However, it’s good news for people who are really tired of Ryan using his connections to make his completely boring girlfriend “happen” in Hollywood. Is that mean? I’m sorry if it’s mean. I don’t hate Julianne Hough or anything, I just think her rapid rise to the B-list of Hollywood is nonsensical given her lack of star power, charisma or talent. Now that was harsh! I apologize.

After dating for more than two years, Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough have decided to take a break and are living apart, sources close to the couple confirm to PEOPLE.

The sources maintain that busy work schedules proved to be a great challenge for them both, although they are still in regular contact and remain friends.

Reps for Hough and Seacrest declined to comment.

The American Idol host and media mogul, 38, and former Dancing with the Stars pro and actress, 24, have spoken candidly in the past about juggling career and a relationship.

“It’s a hard thing to do, especially when you’re so caught up in your work and bettering yourself,” Hough recently told PARADE. “I think at the end of the day you have to find a balance with what’s really important.”

After ringing in the new year, the duo enjoyed a romantic getaway in St. Bart’s days later.

[From People]

Sources told Us Weekly that “their schedules were too hectic” and “It just got to be too much. I think they both just sort of knew they couldn’t do it anymore. The travel and lifestyle got to be too much. Who knows if this is just for now, but I think this is for good.” If that sounded weird because you’re like, “Seriously? Julianne works all the time?” you’re in good company. After mysterious sources claimed that, another source told Us Weekly that it was Ryan in particular who “works all the time” and “He never sleeps.” Julianne is said to want a “more low-key life,” which I’m guessing means something like “On to the next one!”

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. rose says:

    She heard George Clooney Might be Available.

    But Back off witch. I’m still rooting for Stacey.

    • Me Three says:

      Good lord I was just going to say she reminds me of Stacy Keibler, just 10 years younger. Same fake poses, same fake smiles and same clothes sense or lack of!

    • Serah says:


    • lady mary. says:

      “fingers crossed “,lets hope she gets clooney

    • Zvonk says:

      When you say “she”, you’re talking about Ryan, right?

      • pamspam says:

        Seeing this a day late, but want to make sure you get the appropriate feedback for your comment. Here it is. Bahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

    • holly hobby says:

      Was she on the same season as Stacy? Maybe they talked and decided to trade off. :p

      I’m glad they broke up. Now she can go back to DWTS. Sorry her acting is hard to watch.

  2. taxi says:

    24 is young. They’ve been together since she was 21 or 22? He’s an old-looking 38.

  3. LAK says:

    who knew Ryan shopped at the kindergarten.

  4. april says:

    That was surprising since she was on tv recently speaking highly of Ryan. He must have been the one who broke it off. They were at the two-year mark that most break ups happen.

  5. MediaMaven says:

    George Clooney and Ryan are now free to be together. Kismet.

  6. janie says:

    I was surprised when i heard.. I thought they would become engaged over Valentines Day. The one thing that shocked me, was theft? of 100grand in jewelry she just left in her car. It was all gifts from Ryan? Who leaves a $50,000 watch in a car & don’t remember if they locked it? Omen? or on purpose?

    • skuddles says:

      Very good point janine. I think there’s something rather hokey about the “I left a hundred grand worth of jewelry in an unlocked car” story. And this happened right when they were splitting up. Ironic timing? Or did she sell the pieces to help subsidize the impending hit to her standard of living??

      • Amelia says:

        Smells a bit fishy, right?
        Firstly, what utter moron leaves jewellery that’s worth thousands in an unlocked car? Secondly, whilst coincidences do happen, the timing is rather suspect.
        This is complete speculation, but if it was a gift from Ryan, maybe she didn’t want to return it? Although, if you ask for gifts back at the end of a relationship, it’s a bit of a tacky move IMO. Particularly if you’re wealthy enough to not have to worry about it.

      • Pandy says:

        She sold it. Now hopefully she’ll leave movie screens …

      • skuddles says:

        I doubt he’d expect her to give the jewelry back but chances are she had it insured, so she’d be able to file a claim, plus sell it on the sly. She comes out well ahead.

      • The Original Tiffany says:

        How do you NOT lock a car. Who leaves a 50K watch in a car without locking, it if at all. She is either in on it or monumentally stupid.
        No two ways about it.

    • bluhare says:

      That’s my theory. The jewelry wasn’t stolen.

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      EITHER something fishy went down with that jewellry, OR they broke up specifically because she left 10% of a million dollars in her car.

      I don’t care how rich Ryan is, most people would freak the hell out at their girlfriend/boyfriend if she/he did something that boneheaded with property that was only arguably hers.

      If their relationship wasn’t pretty solid already, I can imagine that fight ending it.

  7. JenD says:

    Maybe they had a 3-movie/2-year contract?

  8. Sarcasmo says:

    Of course they did! He’s irritating, over-exposed, and there’s a special circle in hell reserved for him because he unleashed the Kartrashians upon us.

    And he’s gay.

    • Amelia says:

      Yea, Just for releasing the titans I mean the krapashians on us the most fiery side of h is all his to inhabit.

  9. JoJo says:

    I have to say though, I thought she was good in Rock of Ages. I was surprised by what a good voice she has. I expected her to be crap.

    • Stacy Dresden says:

      I think she is really beautiful, with a great body. She seems pretty sweet and endearing. Never thought much of Ryan or their relationship, though. He seems uptight and fake.

      • MoxyLady007 says:

        I agree. One of the most toned bodies in Hollywood. Genuine muscle.

      • MollyB says:

        She’s sweet, mild-mannered and wholesome. She’ll make good arm candy for some country singer, I bet.

    • Monkeysam says:

      Thank you!! I thought I was the only one who liked this girl. I think she’s charming and heads above any hathaway or aniston romcom wannabe

    • Dani says:

      I’ve always liked her as well. Don’t get the immense hate on for a young pretty girl. She has some talent, but she’s an amazing dancer.

  10. Snowpea says:

    I’d bet my bottom dollar this was a contractual arrangement and the contract expired.

  11. brin says:

    Guess he wanted a clean shave, I mean break.

  12. Jayna says:

    That’s odd. Both have been hinting marriage would happen recently just by the way they were so open about their relationship and future. Maybe off her new movie she got a lot of offers and she was going to be gone even more and it is one of those kind of breakups,kind of sudden, where later they make up and get back together.

  13. anonymous fan says:

    Where is he going to find another actress shorter than him? I always suspected that was what he liked about her the most.

  14. Kaboom says:

    Guess her contract was up. Nobody believes the straight act, but nice try.

    • Natasha says:

      AGREED!! I’ll never believe Ryan Seacrest is straight, never!!!!!

    • I Choose Me says:

      Eh, I believe he could be straight or bi as well as super controlling, vain and possibly neurotic. He works hard I’ll give him that but his personality really rubs me the wrong way.

  15. Jade says:

    Why actress? He can just date any dlister upwards like George. As for height; Ashley Olsen? I like Hough, at least she has some talent. Anyway Ryan seems like he’s more into his career so whatever, I didn’t expect them to last.

  16. elceibeno08 says:

    How can someone be gay and hide it for decades? Really, if Ryan is gay how come nobody has come forward and told stories otherwise with proof? I am not saying his straight either but I have not heard of any convincing evidence that he is a homosexual.

    • Dutch says:

      Been done for years. Rock Hudson, Liberace, Robert Reed, etc. etc.

      • MrsBPitt says:

        Yes Dutch, but that was before the internet and cell phones and the crazy paps stalking celebs…I would think it would be alot harder to hide it than it used to be…

      • Sherri says:

        For some more recent examples, how about Ricky Martin and Anderson Cooper?

    • Kim says:

      Who came forward and outed Zachary Quinto?

      • I Choose Me says:

        There were rumours about Zachary Quinto for years as well as celebs like Anderson Cooper, Queen Latifah and Jodie Foster. It was more or less an open secret. As in they made no attempt to hide it in their personal life they just didn’t make an official announcement at least until they were ready like in the case of Anderson and Zach. None of these people ever did the showmance thing either.

  17. Kim says:

    Isn’t she the who is saving her virginity until her wedding night?

    • Isa says:

      In Cosmo she said something about sexy time with Ryan. Of course I’m not sure what she means by that, but when I say it I mean having sex.
      I doubt she means cuddle under the covers fully clothed.

    • Debbie says:

      If the speculation about her time in London is true, that ship has looooooong since sailed.

      • Isa says:

        Debbie- are you talking about her being abused? Because you can be abused without losing your virginity. And I think a quite often people that are abused don’t consider it losing their virginity, with good reason.

      • Debbie says:

        I agree with your premise, but I’m also as confident as anyone who doesn’t personally know her can be that she isn’t the person rumored to be saving her virginity for marriage.

  18. Ems says:

    Announced so late that Friday night’s E News was still talking about them as a couple. I literally read the news minutes after watching.

  19. Lauren says:

    I guess Ryan and her brother (what’s his name?) are done so she no longer has to beard for him. I need for them both to disappear. Her, for lack of talent and utter blandness, and Him, for being Himself AND unleashing the Kartrashians upon the Earth.

  20. TG says:

    I don’t understand why he would have to pretend not to be gay. I mean he was and still is an E! News host or something like that where everyone expects you to be gay. And his other ventures are all open to gays too so what is he hiding from? It isn’t like he is playing leading man or something where he has to pretend not to be gay.

    I agree with everyone. She seems sweet but is a terrible dresser and sort of bland. And he continues to foist the kartrashians on us so he is awful and soulless.

  21. Barrett says:

    It’s simple. The age difference. She is just too young! 24 is a baby.

  22. TheOriginalWaffle says:

    I do not know why, but this made me sad.

    If he’s gay, won’t it be nice once we get to a place culturally where people don’t need beards?

    • Nina W says:

      We’re at that place, I doubt he’s gay, he just seems very driven and career focused.

    • Happymom says:

      I think we are there. Who in the world would care if he was out?

      • Kim says:

        Who would care if Kevin Spacey was Gay yet he is in the closet

      • I Choose Me says:

        This is meant to Kim but I can’t reply to her.

        Kevin Spacey is not in the closet. He just refuses to talk about his personal life.

  23. OhDear says:

    She’s wearing Spanx in that first photo, no (didn’t realize that dress was so sheer)?

    Feel the same way about this breakup as I did with the Clooney one (or soon to be one) – don’t know and don’t care about his or Clooney’s sexual orientation, but this is yet another contract biting the dust.

  24. tia says:

    Feel bad for them. Everyone needs someone to love. I love Ryan. I hope he finds true love very soon. Best of luck to both of them.

  25. lucy2 says:

    Funny this happened right after she had $100K of jewelry he gave her stolen. From an unlocked car. Who drives around with that much in a car, and who doesn’t lock their car doors anymore? Weird.

    Anyway, I never really bought them as a couple, and the PR aspect to it was so annoying, how they tried to make her seem like a big deal. She’s cute and seems nice, but I don’t see star power at all.

  26. Luxe says:

    If I get one more email from a certain site about shoes she “designed…” I’m not surprised but I never believed they were a real couple.

  27. koko says:

    So its true when people say never believe what celebs say in interviews because I actually thought these two were getting married. Oh well 🙁

  28. joey says:

    I bet she is going to pull an Anne Hache and start dating men again.

  29. Buckwild says:

    She looks like Meg Ryan when she smiles. And the light blonde-dark brows-light blue eyes combo make me think that as well. I want to like her but there isn’t much to go on!

  30. KellyinSeattle says:

    I think their demise was that they had nothing in common. They probably got bored of one another.

  31. Carolyn says:

    Gee another contract not being renewed…being a beard is tough.

    Kudos to all the Hollywood stylists, hair & makeup people who make these people look so gorgeous on the red carpet. It’s them who should get the credit, not the celebrities.

  32. adtiu says:

    The first thought that occured to me was the stolen jewelry. Maybe she was someplace she was not suppose to be and could not hide it because she called the police to report the theft. So he dumped her. That was my fist thought because yes, they very recently have been saying nice things and such. The truth will comeout eventually, it always does.

  33. Meredith says:

    @ grammyof3 :I don’t care about Ryan’s sexuality but I think he’s in the closet. And I think that’s so unnecessary in H.wood these days. Come out of the closet already Ryan and just be yourself!

  34. pwal says:

    Personally, I think that Seacrest was tired of being the ‘power’ in this power couple. Meaning that he’s looking for a woman who has accomplished something and would add shine to his brand.

    Hough didn’t make good in the last few years, therefore she had to go.

  35. MrsBPitt says:

    Wasn’t she just in a movie with Fergie’s cheater husband, Josh Duhamel? Mmmmm…Maybe its a Leann rimes/Eddie Cibrian situation…I’ll bet Ryan is the jealous type…

  36. karmasabiatch! says:

    I really have to snicker at all of these alleged Hollywood “contractual” relationships, lol.

    That being said, the relationship between these two has always had an air of creepiness about it, IMO. Hough is a beautiful girl, but her career just doesn’t seem to be happening, despite her management team’s efforts. Seacrest has always given me the shudders, don’t know exactly why. He’s cringe-worthy to me. Is it just that he’s over exposed? Thoughts?

  37. martin says:

    ‘Cuz HE’S GAY!!!

  38. Timber says:

    Yes, Ryan definitely gives off the gay vibes in a subtle way, but I still like him.

    • karmasabiatch! says:

      Yeah, now that you and Martin mention it – I can definitely see that. 😀

  39. Starllight says:

    I like her. I hope to see her again in the movie just like “Safe Haven”.

  40. truthful says:

    Ryan did not renew her contract, I still beleive he is cuddling up w/her brother.

  41. scarlett says:

    Well from an onlooker’s perspective, I never saw any chemistry between them whatsoever. I’m not sure what the story is on him but he just seems so contrived to me in terms of his image and the way he comes across in his interviews, his radio and AI schtick that he does. He also get the feeling that he is trying as to not appear contrived which makes it even more so. I think, in reality he is probably a very insecure person. She is never going to happen and will probably end up doing Broadway or TV if she is lucky. The whole thing with the jewelry robbery…very shady and very staged.

  42. judyjudy says:

    I still don’t even know who she is.

  43. Magpie says:

    I’m don’t think he’s gay, just a neurotic, controlling, work addicted freak. I think he’s just kinda asexual and cares more about work than anything else. What almost 40 year old man would have a non-sexual relationship with a virgin for 2 years?

  44. Jasmine says:

    I find nothing wrong with Julianne. I see no reason to tear down someone we don’t even know just because we are behind a computer screen.

  45. Amanda says:

    Not surprised. I heard the two of them talking on a radio show a couple of weeks ago and they seemed really awkward. Perhaps they had already split but hadn’t announced it yet.

  46. realitycheck says:

    Ryan Seacrest got his fame from Merv Griffin who had massive power in Hollywood. Ryan was very young (the way Merv liked them) and was doing sexual favors for him and in return his career sky rocketed. This is the indoctrination into entertainment for ANYONE seeking fame/fortune. Julianna is a total beard for Ryan and in return he is doing the same for her career. it’s all smoke and mirrors. nothing is real with these people.

  47. Str8Shooter says:

    Guess it was time to shave off the ol’ beard!!!

  48. Maritza says:

    This three are the ones mentioned in a blind gossip. Meaning Julianne was Ryan’s beard and Derek was the boyfriend.

  49. Kelly says:

    Love the article, lol!! Now hopefully we won’t have to endure all the annoying Julianne Hough E red carpet interviews taking time away from people I actually want to see.

  50. Poo Surface says:

    Anyone who thinks they were ever legitimately together is an idiot. People should understand hollywood makes up relationships all the time for press and this one is to cover Ryan’s OBVIOUS gayness.