Ryan Seacrest, 41, is now dating Adriana Lima, 35: makes sense or odd?


I actually had to go back through our archives to figure out when we last discussed Ryan Seacrest’s love life. Basically, the last time anyone paid attention to his love life was back in 2013, when he and Julianne Hough split up and he ended up dating a swimsuit model for a short time. He’s dated other women in the past three years – Hilary Cruz (not Ted Cruz’s wife), Dominique Piek and Shayna Terese Taylor – but those relationships have seemingly been pretty brief and not all that high-profile. Seacrest is now 41 years old, and surprisingly, he’s not still pulling girlfriends from the under-25 group. His new girlfriend is none other than Adriana Lima, a 35-year-old divorcee with two young daughters:

Ryan Seacrest and Adriana Lima may be taking their friendship to the next level. The pair – who met while covering the summer Olympics in Rio for NBC – spent some quality time together during a recent trip to the Big Apple where Seacrest, 41, was on a business trip and Lima, 35, attended Fashion Week events.

“They reconnected in New York last weekend over a romantic dinner to get to know each other outside of work,” a source tells PEOPLE. In early August, the Victoria’s Secret Angel showed Seacrest around her native Brazil along with fellow countryman Alessandra Ambrosio as NBC’s food and culture correspondents. The trio documented several of their adventures on social media with Lima even calling the former American Idol host “charismatic” and “handsome” in one post.

Lima was previously married to professional basketball player Marko Jaric´ for five years. They announced their separation in May 2014 and finalized their divorce in March. Lima and Jari´ are parents to daughters Valentina, 6, and Sienna, 4.

[From People]

A decade ago, before Adriana Lima married Marko Jaric, she told GQ that she doesn’t believe in sex before marriage. As in, she “saved herself” for marriage, got pregnant on her honeymoon and five years later, she and Jaric split. I don’t know if Adriana still feels that way about sex outside of marriage. I also don’t know if that’s the kind of arrangement Seacrest likes. I do think it’s interesting that he’s had a few relationships with very religious women where it seems like… sex really isn’t on the table. In this day and age, that kind of arrangement seems so strange. That being said, I do like that Ryan is dating a woman close in age.

Update: Apparently, Lima wants you to know that she’s no one’s beard. ET reports that she’s actually seeing hottie Patriot Julian Edelman.



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  1. applapoom says:

    Maybe she doesn’t like sex that much so bearding is fine.

    • Yolanda says:

      Adriana admitted afterwards that the whole “no sex until marriage” quote was a lie, nothing she actually believed in herself. She said it only because she thought it was a nice message to send to young people.

      • Lama Bean says:

        Glad to hear that, because the “I got pregnant on my honeymoon” story never rang true to me. Maybe it’s because she got married on V day and her child was born on November 14. Yeah, fine it’s 36 weeks, so in the realm of possibility, but convenient timing. Maybe I’m just cynical.

        I always forget she dated Lenny Kravitz, who is literally the embodiment of sex.

      • Annie says:

        A nice message to young people she, herself, didn’t practice. AND YET she believed she should be the person to deliver the message… AND, doing so when choosing to become pregnant before marriage.

        is she also on the far right of the political spectrum?…

      • LOL says:

        Annie: But she’s a good role model. She said she’s not a smoker. Yes, we know it’s NOT true. But she just wanted to send a nice message to young people. I LOVE liars. LOL!
        Lama: She was engaged to Lenny Kravitz. She lived with him for years.

    • QQ says:


      FatherGAWD how Does he Ping!

  2. Felice. says:

    Britney Spears blew this wide open.

  3. Lilacflowers says:

    So, she’s done with Julian Edelman?

    • Lama Bean says:

      Lord you had me for a second. I thought this was one of Marian Wright Edelman’s sons. I almost fainted.

  4. perplexed says:

    “I don’t know if Adriana still feels that way about sex outside of marriage. ”

    If she’s dating Seacrest, I would automatically jump to the conclusion that she does.

  5. Bros says:

    isn’t it well known that he is closeted and will pay good money for a beard? he’s extremely rich.

  6. flybaby says:

    What does he need a beard for? Who would care if he was gay? It wouldn’t affect his career in the slightest.

    • Josefina says:

      Oh it definitely would. Trust me.

      I just think this particular case of bearding is rather silly because doesn’t the world just generally assume he is gay? I thought he was openly gay until, like… last year?

      • Nancy says:

        I always thought he was gay and when he was with Julianne Hough, I was almost certain of it….lol. Big payday for her. If he is, he is hurting the gay community with his beards. If he’s not, don’t care about that either…..just hate him for putting the flipping Kardashians on the map. Seacrest OUT…he tried so hard to make that phrase happen……

  7. LAK says:

    I’m only surprised that he is dating a woman.

    At least she’s age appropriate.

  8. Neo says:

    It’s disappointing that people still have to hide their sexuality to secure their place in the entertainment industry. I feel for the guy.

  9. Size Does Matter says:

    I thought he had a type, and that type was…blonde.

  10. Josefina says:

    I detest speculating about people’s sexuality and, as an LGBT woman, I LOATHE LOATHE LOATHE (caps and repetition can’t accurately express my feelings) when straight people do this. If you give a shit about LGBT people like you say you do then STOP THIS. You’re not actively lynching us but trust me, we do take stuff like that into consideration when we decide to kill ourselves. Maybe your gay friend loves gossiping about closeted people with you but those closeted people might decide to kill themselves one day because of stuff like that. It happens, girl. It happens all the time. Our community is dripping with suicide cases.

    That being said… come on, Ryan. I don’t demonize bearding at all. I understand the need for it first hand. But make it effective, otherwise you just end up looking like a fool.

    • Cinderella says:

      Not to minimize anything you said, as it is true and depressing….but this is Ryan Seacrest. He’s already made it and he’s powerful. I am no authority by any means, but if he is gay, would it be better for him to come out to a smaller LGBT publication instead of doing a media blitz? At least he’d be free to live his life and stop the ridiculous bearding.

  11. Daphne says:

    Clever man.Once sex is off the table he is free to pretend to have a girlfriend noone gets hurt.

  12. me says:

    Why do people think he’s gay? Just because he’s 41, never been married and has no kids? There are plenty who fit in that category and are not gay. Did I miss something?

    • huh says:

      As far as I can tell it’s because of Merv Griffin. Google away.
      And the reason for the bearding might be his mum who strikes me as religious.

      • me says:

        Ok I just googled it, but Ryan being Merv’s “boy toy” was just an unconfirmed rumor. That’s not enough for me to be like “yup Ryan’s gay…come out Ryan !”. I think it’s wrong to do that to some one. Imagine there were rumors about a boy in high school and he was taunted to “come out” on a daily basis. Most of the time rumors have zero merit. Until someone says “Yes I’m gay”, there is no reason to speculate like that.

    • velourazure says:

      also because….. he’s GAY.

  13. huh says:

    The shade of it all..

  14. nicegirl says:

    I am one for giving this dude a break. Keep on keepin’ on, yo.

    Nicegirl OUT

  15. defaultgirl says:

    I get the asexual vibe from him as well.

  16. adastraperaspera says:

    I don’t know if Seacrest is gay or not, but visibility is important and celebrities are visible and so if he is and ever feels like he can make a public statement, it will have a positive impact on others.

    Homophobia in every industry puts the squeeze on LGBT folk, though. Just the other day, my daughter contacted me to ask for ideas about how her U.S.-based nonprofit can support employees doing projects in and/or living in countries with anti-gay laws in place. I didn’t really have a good answer for her, except to say that sometimes outside groups can apply political pressure to support human rights, but it has to be done in concert with U.S. government policy for that area. Kind of like it’s been done when operating in U.S. states with varying LGBT laws over the years. Of course pulling out of anti-gay countries to make a statement is the easy answer, but her projects have to do with conservation of environmental ecosystems, and those don’t have borders.

    In my experience, LGBT people are pretty much always balancing doing good work against real or perceived obstacles. Homophobia is constant, and it’s managed on a case by case basis. And unfortunately, there isn’t just one closet that you come out of one time. For example, when I’ve lived and worked in overseas cities with strict anti-gay laws, I’ve always stayed in the closet. And sometimes here in the U.S., I’ve also left out information about myself if working in places where enough of a whiff of homophobia makes me afraid I may not get a project completed smoothly if it comes up. I don’t think I’m the only person who does this. In most places, though, I’m just another out, boring, married lesbian. And I do believe that being out makes a difference.

  17. Sean says:

    I just wonder why he keeps doing this. No one thinks he is straight. No one has ever thought him straight. Just relax and enjoy yourself Ryan.

  18. lucy says:

    Why would anyone date the turd who brought us KUWTK, etc.?!!!?

  19. CharlotteCharlotte says:

    Years ago, when MySpace was still it, and Ted Casablanca was still doing The Awful Truth, I followed Ted’s page. He started getting too many spammy messages, or people trying to “out” celebs as Toothy Tile etc, and he changed his settings so that he had to approve all messages before they could be displayed.
    His dislike of Seacrest was pretty obvious, even though he was never allowed to actually say anything too overt about him. Seacrest had popped up pretty much overnight, and was suddenly THE face of E! News, and his influence was in everything. It was boggling to me, because I have always found him so blah at best, and obnoxiously smug at worst. He ousted at least one of the regulars and sidelined others, so that he could be front and center.
    I posted a message saying that Seacrest must have a rich daddy behind the E! scenes, thinking that Ted might read it, smirk momentarily, and discard it. But, no; he posted it. Not many messages made it through his screening, so I thought it was pretty telling that he allowed mine.

  20. Pmnichols says:

    so wait she DOESN’T know he’s gay……*strokes beard.

  21. LOL says:

    But she is NOT a very religious woman. She left her husband for her lover (Joe Thomas) and now she’s dating Julian Edelman, but they said it’s an open relationship. BTW: his ex-girlfriend is pregnant.