AMERICAN Idol host Ryan Seacrest addressed the ‘awkwardness’ suggestion with ex Julianne Hough as the dancer starred on his radio show.
The 47-year-old TV favorite has had to face the fact that the couple previously dated for three years. before their split in 2013.
Julianne, 33, appeared on his radio show On-Air With Ryan Seacrest alongside her dancer brother Derek.
Ryan spoke to the elephant in the room from the off when he said: “Jules, just to start, [my cohosts] Sisanie and Tanya asked me if I was uncomfortable with that.
“And I said, ‘Not at all because we’re friends’.”
As if to emphasize the point, he added, “There’s nothing uncomfortable about it because we’ve remained friends.”
actress, singer and Dancing with the stars Pro Julianne saw the funny side as she giggled and admitted the pair were still talking.
She added that they shared “respect and love and all those things.”
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Joking about the public nature of their previous relationship and breakup, she quipped, “I’ve got a new publicist now, so it’s like, ‘It’s fine!
“You can speak!'”
At the time, insiders cited their full working hours as the reason for their split.
Previously, the star opened up about a breakup on her Instagram Stories in 2013, hinting that she felt she didn’t “deserve” the luxury of her previous high-profile relationship.
Julianne, who was raised a Mormon, said: “I’ve been on private planes and yachts and lived in a very, very wealthy home, very different from where I grew up.
“I had just gotten out of this relationship because I wanted to create this for myself. Somehow I felt like I didn’t deserve it. I didn’t deserve this.
“So now I have to create this for myself.”
From 2003 to 2005, the TV presenter was in a relationship with Shana Wall.
Seacrest and Actress Teri Hatcher had a short-lived romance in 2006.
Seacrest began dating chef and influencer Shayna Taylor in 2013.
The couple was on and off until calling it quits in June 2020.
On reaching Splitsville, alive! with Kelly and Ryan The rep said, “They remain good friends, each other’s biggest supporters and will always cherish their time together as a couple.”
While Seacrest and Shayna were absent, reports surfaced of his alleged romances with model Renee Hall and Miss Teen USA’s Hilary Cruz.
2021, the media personality and Audrey Paige entered into a relationship.
Meanwhile, the media host has touched on the idea of fatherhood several times.
The famous mogul to WSJ Magazine: “I want to have children.”
Seacrest continued, “But I haven’t even walked that path, which is crazy at my age.”
He added: “I think over the last year I’ve realized that this is what I want to do. … I want to be available and present.”
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https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/4827857/american-idol-ryan-seacrest-ex-julianne-hough-awkward/ Ryan Seacrest reunites with ex Julianne Hough on his radio show as the former couple open up about ‘awkwardness’ between them