Did Ryan Seacrest buy a $3 mill home for Julianne Hough so she won’t talk?

Ryan Seacrest Julianne Hough

If your response to the Ryan Seacrest/Julianne Hough breakup was anything like mine, then you probably yelled, “Friday afternoon, really? Not too surprising. Well, I thought she’d stick it out for another year at least.” The split occurred in mid-March after Julianne and Ryan had dated for over two years, and it seems the breakup is sticking. In the aftermath, Tom Cruise may or may not have called Julianne, who flirted up a storm with Alex Pettyfer at Coachella.

Now comes news that Ryan has basically accepted the breakup, or at least that is what one would infer by this week’s Star story that says Ryan is “trying to buy Julianne’s silence” in the shadow of their failed relationship. How so? By purchasing a $3 million house for Julianne so that she’ll keep her mouth shut about his … um, fetishes. Wait, what?

Ryan Seacrest Julianne Hough

Ryan Seacrest’s checking account gets a lot of activity when he breaks up with a girl. A former pal of the “American Idol” host reveals that despite his squeaky-clean image, Ryan, 38, has some unusual appetites in the sack — so to avoid airing his dirty laundry, he coughs up the cash to keep his exes happy … and quiet. After recently ending his relationship with Julianne Hough, 25, friends say the media mogul bought her a $3 million home as a parting gift. “Ryan is a great boyfriend and an even better ex-boyfriend,” spills the pal. “Not that Julianne would ever badmouth him, but now she wouldn’t dream of saying he was anything but a great guy.”

[From Star, print edition, May 13, 2013]

Man, that part about Ryan’s “unusual appetites in the sack” has really got me giggling. Do these appetites have anything to do with a closet? No, not that type of closet. I clearly meant a closet full of sex toys, ala Russell Brand. Then again, Julianne was still sort of playing the virginity card last summer. Oh, nevermind.

I sort of hope this story is true though because a $3 million house is an excellent return on a two-year job relationship. I would probably put up with Seacrest for a few years too for that kind of payoff.

Ryan Seacrest Julianne Hough

Ryan Seacrest Julianne Hough

Ryan Seacrest Julianne Hough

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  1. daisydoodle says:

    The joke is, “what exes?” There seems to be only one.

  2. Carolyn says:

    For $3 mil I’d put up with Seacrest for a few years too. And keep his secrets:)

  3. Barrett says:

    Ugh. She looks 14 in that bathing suit photo. Too young for Ryan. Hollywood is quite a town!

    • Kaye says:

      My exact thought!

    • Emma13 says:

      I was coming here to post that. She looks way too young for him without makeup, in a creepy pedo way. Wasn’t there a story out last week or earlier this week about him possibly being interested in Selena? If so, damn he is creepy as hell. Imagine how young she looks with out makeup when she still looks 16 when it’s heavily applied! *ewww*

    • Jenna says:

      Is it at all possible that bathing suit shot ~isn’t~ her but one of her younger sisters? Didn’t they do the family vacation a time or two with her family? It just.. doesn’t seem to look like her. The face is fuller, she looks – like you say – like 14, and she even seems to be shorter then normal. Julianne does have that kind of mass produced blond Utah girl look after all. (Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I think ~all~ that comes out of Utah are the same smiling, blond blue eyed slim girls… but they DO seem to make a LOT of them!)

      So weird to be actually hoping this is just a family member that closely resembles J – but otherwise… yeah. Kinda too creepily babyfaced.

      • Fue McCormick says:

        @Jenna: I was thinking the same thing about a sibling. Her face appears fuller and the jaw is different. When I saw the original photo taken months ago (I think) I thought the same thing: it doesn’t look like Julianne … very pretty, though.

  4. Lb says:

    I like Seacrest. He is sometimes fake as hell but I can appreciate how hard working he is. It’s impressive.

  5. clutch says:

    I have seen him a couple of times on American Idol clips on youtube. He doesnt seem stereotypically gay, so is there a solid reason why people keep hinting about closets? An ex lover who spilled? Spotted in gay bars repeatedly?

    His doesnt seem to be the kind of job that would suffer from being openly gay. Or atleast glass closet like Anderson Cooper before he came out. Even if he were gay why would a TV host of the campest show this century beard.

    • blannie says:

      When Ryan Seacrest first got to town, he was taken under the wing of Merv Griffin, who was known to be gay. Merv gave him his big break and they were very close. Here’s a pic of them together. That’s where the rumors started…


      • PHD Gossip says:

        Boy oh boy! Look at the schnozzola on Ryan! Great, surgeon!
        They totally look like a couple- this is exactly how the rumors started.

      • lucy2 says:

        Wow, he looks completely different!

      • Jarredsgirl says:

        Oh so he is gay simply for associating with a gay man? That’s homophobic…

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree with Jarredsgirl. Just associating with a gay person makes you gay? Also, Merv was HUGE in the world of broadcasting, producing tv, and hosting. Those are all things that Seacrest is professionally engaged in, so it makes sense that Merv would be a mentor.

        Ryan could possibly be gay, but I really don’t think that your friends or mentors determine that.

    • Lolly says:

      Also his mom is Southern Baptist & her son admitting he’s gay would break her heart.

  6. FLORC says:

    When they started dating he told everyone at E! Hough was off limits. If he’s truly trying to hide something she will continue to be protected from The likes of Soup and Fashion Police.

    Ryan is strange maybe, but doesn’t she have more to lose? She’s mormon, right? No living with members of the opposite sex and staying a virgin until marriage. She’d potentially be ostracized if she wasn’t. Disclaimer: I am not mormon, but grew up with many close friends that were and remain close with them and their families. Though Mormons still maintain a bit of a caste system she’s less likely to be cut off. That’s their opinion anyways.

    • DGO says:

      She is not a practicing Mormon and she allegedly hasn’t been a virgin since age 15. Allegedly.

  7. Faye says:

    How sad is it that Julianne looks the best she ever has in that Bonnie and Clyde costume? Maybe she needs to dress herself “in character” more often.

    Pretty sure Ryan is gay, and after Julianne talked about her childhood sexual abuse, it wouldn’t surprise me if she wanted a relationship that wouldn’t be sexually “threatening” in any way and would also benefit her career. Whatever works for people, I guess.

  8. tia says:

    Ryan is awesome. If he is in the closet, go ahead and come out sweetheart. It is 2013. It would even further your career.

  9. j.eyre says:

    Ah – I must know the secrets! I love a person with a quiet kinky side. Now as I am driving the kids to school listening to Seascrest giggling, I will be so ashamed.

  10. Lolly says:

    She probably had to wear a strap on for sessy times…

  11. adriana says:

    I would date him for half of the money and like someone said I would put strap when we have sex or if he wants I would find him a boyfriend. Ryan baby call me

  12. diana says:

    cual secreto? que es marica? lol julianne no sabe actuar no se como todavia los producers le dan trabajo todas sus peliculas son horrendas y aburridas esa tipa solo sabe bailar del resto nada que ver

  13. Nikki says:

    No one else thinks this relationship screamed “beard” from the beginning? They seemed to have zero chemistry. Seacrest just seems gay to me, I dunno.

  14. KellyinSeattle says:

    Love her outfit in the first pic, but she does look too young in the bathing suit photo.

  15. Ally8 says:

    I’m thinking he required videos of, um, gentlemen.

    Without makeup, she looks like Alicia Silverstone.

  16. 4evaRedd says:

    I imagine it is very easy for famous and wealthy closeted men to date younger and more inexperienced women in Hollywood; often times these young girls are just so enamored with their men they just land up doing what they’re told and don’t realize what type of relationship it really is. Bradly Cooper appears to be doing the same thing.