Turning 40 On Xmas Eve, Ryan Seacrest Talks Dogs, Diets, And Dating [Video]

In the world of entertainment business, Ryan Seacrest is considered one of the strongest stars. Behind the scenes, he’s the media maestro responsible for shows ranging from Keeping Up With The Kardashians to Shahs of Sunset. In front of the camera or speaking into a radio mike, Seacrest shines as the voice who gently but successfully pries the secrets from the rich and famous or consoles and cajoles on American Idol. Now, turning 40 on Christmas Eve, Ryan is admitting that his personal life isn’t quite as successful when it comes to relationships as his catapulting career.

After dating Shayna Terese Taylor for more than a year, Seacrest ruefully confessed that he’s back to being on his own, he told Us Weekly.

“I am single,” summed up Ryan.

So instead of using the holidays to celebrate love and romance, Seacrest plans to focus on family.

“I’m going to take off the whole week of Christmas. I’m not even going to charge my phone. My family and I do a fondue dinner for Christmas Eve and then on Christmas day after presents I try to eat so much that I can’t sleep on my stomach that night.”

But indulging in foods such as fondue is a rare occurrence in the slender media mogul’s life. When it comes to his weight, Ryan views the scale as a lifelong enemy, he told Men’s Fitness. In general, dieting and exercising is a way of life.

“I schedule my workouts as if they were meetings, and I make sure they don’t get canceled. I make a deliberate plan to fit in a workout each day of the week within my schedule. I’m adamant about exercising during the week to keep up with the different moving parts. I’m most productive when I have a chance to exercise during the day.”

Formerly chubby, Ryan now relies on fresh veggie juices and almonds to keep him going.

“I love vegetable juices. Sometimes I’ll make juices—with or without pulp; it just depends. I love to snack on things that are crunchy.”

And for those who can’t believe that he used to be a pudgy kid, Seacrest even shared a photo.

To those who want to follow his lead and take off the pounds, Ryan stresses the importance of balance in diet, exercise, and life.

“I think balance is important for all of us, physically and emotionally. It’s tough, it’s not easy to do, but I do think we strive for balance in our lives. That’s balancing your career, balancing your diet, and balancing your family. That would be my advice, because it’s what I try to focus on—but even I don’t always achieve it.”

This Christmas Eve, when Seacrest reflects on turning 40, he’ll have a new best friend to help comfort him. And that’s his newly adopted dog, named Georgia, reported People magazine.

To help him learn about puppies, animal lover Ellen DeGeneres provided advice and cooed over photos of the adorable baby Lab.

The black Labrador puppy even goes with Ryan to work.

“Georgia is going to come to work with me sometimes,” said the proud new pet parent. “This is a major step for me.”

As the Inquisitr reported, Ryan isn’t the only celebrity pet owner. Other famous stars who have shared their doggy and kitty love include Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Carrie Underwood.

[Image Via American Idol]

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