Ryan Seacrest opened up about his emotional struggles during the July 6 episode of his radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
Days after the Live! with Kelly and Ryan co-host was spotted with another woman after splitting from his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Shayna Taylor — who was featured and spoken about on the morning show frequently — Ryan admitted that when it comes to showing emotion, he often struggles to be vulnerable.
“They say men can, at times, find it challenging to share their feelings openly. … [co-host] Patty [Rodriguez] and I — well, not Patty and I, Patty’s [partner] and I — sometimes find it tough off air. On air, no problem, which is so weird,” he explained, according to a report from Us Weekly magazine.
At the end of last month, the magazine confirmed that Ryan and Shayna had called it quits for the third time after dating on-and-off for eight years. According to a representative for the host, the couple decided to end their relationship “some time ago” but have reportedly remained friendly with one another and wish each other well.
The rep also said, as The Inquisitr previously shared, that Ryan and Shayna will “always cherish their time together as a couple.”
As fans may have seen two months ago, Ryan opened up about his relationship with Shayna and the on-and-off nature of their romance while chatting with Kelly Ripa on Live! At the time, he wished his then-girlfriend a happy anniversary before acknowledging the fact that they were once again trying to get things “right” with one another.
While Ryan’s rep suggested that he and Shayna were on good terms and had made the decision to end their relationship together, Shayna seemed to imply that she was not happy about the way in which things ended between them when she shared a very telling quote on her Instagram stories.
As some may have seen, Shayna posted a message to her followers just as the split was confirmed, suggesting that she was unable to “convince” Ryan to love her. She also alleged that he was unwilling to put in the effort needed to make their relationship work for the long haul.
“No matter what, you cannot change them, make them do the work, or get them to commit to you if they’re not ready to show up,” her quote read. “Change must be inspired from within, and actions are always louder than words.”