Ryan Seacrest has a new girlfriend — and no, it’s not model and wellness influencer Shayna Taylor. The host of American Idol, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and the like was spotted with a mystery woman during a quick getaway to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in the last week of June. According to insider sources, the successful TV show presenter and producer split up with his on-and-off girlfriend of seven years for good — and he already has his sights set on somebody else. So, who is Ryan Seacrest dating now?
Ryan Seacrest was on-and-off with ex Shayna Taylor for seven years.
Ryan and Shayna first met at a prominent restaurant in Los Angeles in 2013. Charmingly enough, the star felt too shy to approach Shayna without any pretense. Instead, he asked one of their mutual acquaintances to subject her to a brief quiz about her dating life and relationship status before eventually making his way to the table only to pull the hairband off her wrist.
As Shayna told Entertainment News in a previous interview, the gesture became a key motif for their relationship — so much so that they would often reminisce about their adorable first encounter.
“I guess he really wanted to talk to me and one of his friends he was sitting with happened to know someone in my group so they were texting to see if I came with anyone in the group, because he was trying to figure out if I was with a guy,” Shayna explained.
Fans were pretty surprised when Ryan and Shayna broke up.
Things seemed to be looking up for the stars in the past few months — which is why fans were all the more shocked to find out they had parted ways for good.
“#RYAN #SEACREST & #GF #SHAYNA #TAYLOR #SPLIT!!!” tweeted a fan.
“@RyanSeacrest i heard you & Shayna were victims of the quarantine.i hope you get back together so quarantine doesn’t destroy another relationship meanwhile hug Georgia 4 all of us,” wrote somebody else.
Ryan and Shayna broke up for the first time in late 2014, only to reunite in 2017. They split up once more in February 2019. They started dating again in August 2019, having spent a few days together in Positano, a village located near the Amalfi Coast in Italy.
They celebrated their third anniversary on May 1 this year. Although the stars first met in 2013, they spent a significantly shorter time together over the years due to their on-again/off-again relationship. As Ryan joked during a Live with Kelly and Ryan episode, they devised an entire system to honor the most important moments of their relationship.
”I just want to say, happy third anniversary to Shayna […] It is our third time together. So we’ve gotten together, broken up, gotten together, broken up. This is number three of being together. So we’re celebrating as well,” Ryan said.
“It’s an eight-year run, but it’s our third run together. So we celebrate each trial,” he added.