Is Ryan Seacrest Gay? Media Personality’s Dating History

Ryan Seacrest, famous TV host, started with children’s shows and rose to fame as the host of American Idol in 2002.

He’s also a successful TV executive producer, but he’s private about his love life.

Discover his relationship history and status below.

Ryan Seacrest Sexuality

Questions about Seacrest’s sexuality have swirled throughout his career.

During the early years of American Idol, there were homophobic jokes exchanged between judges Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Seacrest himself.

Even his ex-girlfriend Julianne Hough once thought he might be gay.

Ryan Seacrest photo
Ryan Seacrest: Photo Source (Forbes)

Criticisms of his mannerisms and style have fueled rumors, such as his excitement for fashion and lewd comments towards Adam Lambert during American Idol.

However, these traits aren’t reliable indicators of one’s sexual orientation.

Despite the rumors, Seacrest has dated several women.

Ryan Seacrest Relationship History

Ryan Seacrest is skilled at juggling his public image and private life.

Nonetheless, he has had numerous rumored relationships throughout his time in the spotlight.

Let’s revisit some of Ryan Seacrest’s most prominent girlfriends.

Shana Wall, 2003-2005

Mannequin, actress, and Superb Race alum Shana Wall was Ryan Seacrest’s first famous relationship from 2003 to 2005.

In March 2016, they sparked reunion rumors when seen together, but their relationship remains platonic, as they have stayed friends post-breakup and continue to stay in touch.

Teri Hatcher, 2006

Teri Hatcher, from “Desperate Housewives,” was an unexpected match for Seacrest.

They were seen kissing in March 2006, but according to Hatcher, it was their third and final date.

Seacrest called her that night and said, “I don’t think I can do this with you.”

Ryan and Teri Hatcher
Source (Forbes)
Jasmine Waltz, 2009

Seacrest began dating model, actress, and reality TV personality Jasmine Waltz in 2009.

Details about their relationship and its end are scarce, but they were reportedly still “in touch” in 2014.

Ryan Seacrest and Jasmine
Source (Forbes)
Julianne Hough, 2010-2013

One of Seacrest’s notable relationships was with Julianne Hough, but it didn’t last.

Hough mentioned that it didn’t feel right, and she held back her true feelings.

She also pointed to Seacrest’s lavish lifestyle as a factor in their breakup, as she wanted to create her own success and felt undeserving of it at the time.

Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough
Source (Forbes)
Shayna Taylor, 2013

In 2013, Seacrest went from one long-term relationship to another, starting with Julianne Hough and then entering a new relationship with social media star and chef Shayna Taylor.

They dated initially from 2013 to 2014 but had an on-again, off-again relationship.

In 2016, they gave it another try, moved to New York City in 2017, and stayed together until February 2019.

However, they couldn’t completely break up, even walking the red carpet together in 2019.

In May 2020, Seacrest publicly celebrated their “third anniversary” on his show, but the couple eventually split in May 2020.

Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor
Ryan and Shayna: Photo (Forbes)
Renee Blythewood Corridor, March 2015

During Seacrest’s on-again, off-again relationship with his long-term love, he had a few flings.

He went on a few dates with model Renee Corridor in 2015 after they hit it off at Seacrest’s fortieth birthday celebration.

However, since this was during a breakup with Shayna Taylor, his relationship with Corhall didn’t progress beyond those initial dates.

Ryan Seacrest and Renee
Source (
Hilary Cruz, June 2015

In 2015, Seacrest met actor and Miss Teen USA 2007, Hilary Cruz, through mutual friends.

They enjoyed some casual dinner dates, but their romance didn’t last long as Seacrest reunited with Shayna Taylor.

Ryan Seacrest and Hilary Cruz
Seacrest and Hilary Cruz: Photo Source (

Ryan Seacrest Current Relationship

In 2022, Ryan Seacrest is currently dating Aubrey Paige Petcosky, a 24-year-old model, who is significantly younger than him as he’s 47.

They were first seen together during Memorial Day weekend in 2021.

Despite their efforts to keep their relationship out of the public eye, rumors about them persist.


Leave a Comment