Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor have had their share of ups and downs. But with their romance going stronger than ever, the American Idol host is feeling the pressure to take their romance to the next level. Will Seacrest propose to Taylor in the near future?
An inside source told Closer Weekly that Kelly Ripa is pressuring him to propose to Taylor before she gets away. The source claims that Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, told Seacrest that he’s getting older and will not find a better wife than Taylor. They also pushed the Live co-host to wed before he hits 45 and assured Seacrest that if he doesn’t put a ring on it then he might lose Taylor.
Seacrest has not taken his romance with Taylor to the next level, but their relationship is getting serious. This past May, Taylor moved into Seacrest’s new home in New York. The couple also jetted off to the Amalfi Coast in Italy before stopping for a romantic weekend in France. Unfortunately, Kelly Ripa doesn’t think Seacrest is doing enough and wants to see him become a married man next year.
Seacrest has not commented on the engagement rumors. According to People, Taylor recently appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan to participate in a special baking competition. Taylor was pitted against executive producer Michael Gelman’s significant other, Laurie, to find out who bakes the best banana bread. Seacrest introduced Taylor and couldn’t help but gush about her credentials.
“Today’s contender is a personal chef, a graduate of the Art Institute Culinary School and in my opinion, the greatest cook in town. [I’m] proud and excited to have her here,” Seacrest shared.
Guilt free banana bread 1 cup organic freshly grinned almond butter (unsalted) 1 1/2 cup mashed very ripe bananas (about 3 bananas) 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree (I prefer homemade* see recipe below) 2 whole organic eggs 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon fine Celtic salt or sea salt 1 tablespoon organic Pumpkin Pie Spice* 1 1/2 teaspoons of organic alcohol free vanilla extract 1 teaspoon organic cinnamon Optional* 2 tablespoons organic agave or maple syrup Optional* dark chocolate chips(no cane sugar or unsweetened ) For crumble topping: Organic banana chips (home made or store bought). Very chopped 1/3 cup very chopped walnuts 1/3 cup very chopped pecans *want to make a good crumble, so make sure they are chopped into smaller pieces ! * 1 1/2 teaspoons organic alcohol free vanilla extract 1/2 tablespoon organic coconut oil (melted) 1 Teaspoon organic pumpkin pie spice Optional* 1 tablespoon organic agave, honey or maple syrup *Note: You can make your own Pumpkin Pie Spice by using 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon ground cloves instead. Directions: For crumble topping: Put chopped pecans, walnuts and banana chips into a bowl- add a touch of melted coconut oil, vanilla extra, pumpkin pie spice, and agave. Toss until evenly coated. Set aside Preheat your oven to 350F In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix until a smooth batter is formed, folding in the chocolate chips last, if desired. Pour mixture into a non stick bread pan. Then add crumble evenly over the top! Bake for 40 to 60 minutes at 350F use the old tooth pick trick! It is easy to check a cake or bread for doneness by using the toothpick test. Just stick a toothpick into the center of your banana bread, If there is wet batter still on the toothpick , it needs more time in the oven. If it comes out clean, your cake is done! Let cool in pan- then remove & enjoy :) #bananabattle @livekellyandryan @shaynateresetaylor
During Taylor’s segment, it was obvious that Seacrest loves his girlfriend’s cooking. While Taylor talked about her love for homemade cooking, Seacrest admitted that he occasionally helps her make almond milk and crackers. For her banana bread recipe, Taylor made a flourless variety packed with almond butter and organic pumpkin puree. In addition to all the baking, Seacrest also complimented his girlfriend’s skills in front of the camera and assured her that she did a great job.
Fans can watch Taylor’s segment online, and find out if she won the baking competition, when new episodes of Live with Kelly and Ryan air weekdays on ABC.
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