Earlier this week, Kelly Ripa’s new Live co-host admitted he’s “gotten close” to popping the question but wants to make sure a potential marriage would stand the test of time.
“So, let me ask you a question. Have you ever been engaged?” Kelly, 46, asked Ryan during Live on Wednesday, May 3 to which he jokingly replied, “She says it as if, ‘Do you have plans for dinner?'”
Ryan with ex Julianne (left) and girlfriend Shayna (right). (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“[I’ve] never been engaged,” the 42-year-old former American Idol host continued. “[But] I do believe I would.”
“I did get close and I didn’t do it and it was the right move. But I love the idea — and I know you’re going to ask me — of marriage because my parents have been married for 47 years, and so I have this thing,” he added.
“I figure the longer I wait, the older I’ll be, the closer to death I am, so I can get it in… and not screw it up,” Ryan quipped.
Despite never being hitched, Ryan has had some very high-profile past relationships. He famously dated Dancing With the Stars judge Julianne Hough from 2010 until 2013. The star — who has also been linked to Desperate Housewives actress Teri Hatcher — is now dating model Shayna Taylor.