Remember when Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough were the it couple? We can barely recall their relationship either!
Moments after her special day, Ryan took to his morning show, Live With Kelly and Ryan, to extend his congratulations to his ex-girlfriend. “She looks stunning,” he said of the blonde beauty. Talk about amicable exes!
“I know this family,” Ryan said after spotting Julianne’s father in the picture he held up to the audience. “They’re terrific people.” He proceeded to note that Julianne is “super talented,” adding, “Congratulations, Julianne. Happy to see you happy.”
Julianne and Ryan first began publicly dating in April 2010. After nearly three years together, the couple called it quits in March 2013, just nine months before Julianne met her now-hubby, Brooks.
After their highly-publicized split, Julianne got candid about her breakup with Ryan — and revealed why it ultimately didn’t really work out between the two. “Every relationship, there was nothing wrong or bad, but there was nothing right. I had one foot out because I didn’t want to get hurt. And I didn’t say what was on my mind because I didn’t want to ruffle any feathers,” she told Redbook right after she met Brooks.
Ryan and Julianne.
“I needed to be perfect. But now I’m not holding anything back, because I’d rather get my heart broken than never know what it is to be completely, madly in love. If I had been this open in my last relationship, who knows?” the Safe Haven star added.
Well now, Julianne is now a happy newlywed and Ryan is dating model Shayna Taylor, whom he often poses with on Instagram.