Ryan Seacrest, Shayna Terese Tayor Split: ‘American Idol’ Host Breaks Up With Girlfriend

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol host, has split from his model girlfriend, Shayna Terese Taylor. News of the split was announced by Us Weekly, where it was stated that the former radio host announced that he was single. The first hint about the break up came from TMZ around nine days ago, when Ryan Seacrest was photographed with a new blonde gal pal after the GQ Man of the Year party held at the Chateau Marmon in West Hollywood.

Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Terese Taylor dated for more than a year, and were often photographed traveling together. According to the Daily Mail, the couple was last photographed in London on November 30, and they did not look happy. Seacrest is staying mum for now on the reason for the split, but many speculate that his upcoming birthday could be a factor. Ryan Seacrest will be turning 40 this month. Former girlfriend Shayna Terese Taylor is only 23-years-old.

Despite the split, Ryan Seacrest doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Before dating Shayna Terese Taylor, he was involved in a three-year relationship with Dancing with the Stars’ Julianne Hough. Seacrest and Hough split in 2013, blaming the breakup on busy work schedules between the two. Here is what Hough stated about the decision to part ways, according to People.

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

The Atlanta, Georgia, native is still enjoying his time hosting American Idol, which he has hosted since 2002. He got his start in hosting and radio announcing in high school, where he recalls being ridiculed for being an overweight kid with braces. For the last decade, Ryan Seacrest has been plagued by gay rumors — rumors that have not been substantiated.

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