If you’re a fan of media shows like “American Idol”, “American Top 40”, “The Million Second Quiz”, and “Knock Knock Live”, you’re surely familiar with the renowned media personality Ryan Seacrest. Aside from hosting the media shows mentioned above, he also does “On Air with Ryan Seacrest”, a morning radio show on KIIS-FM.
Ryan Seacrest also produced the hit sensation “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”. It’s no wonder he was once branded as “the busiest man in Hollywood”.
The famous TV host’s hard work and dedication to his craft didn’t go unnoticed. It gave him Emmy nominations for “American Idol” from 2004 to 2013. He also won an Emmy award in 2010 for producing Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution”, a television show on ABC that tackles the impact of US school lunch programs on America’s fight against obesity. He was nominated again in 2012 because of the said TV show.
Along with Ryan Seacrest’s rise to fame is also him being exposed to the scrutinizing eyes of the public. In particular, his romantic inclinations have become a subject of interest to many. They were curious to know the answer to the question — Is Ryan Seacrest gay? In the following paragraphs, we will explore his personal life to understand his sexuality better.
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Ryan Seacrest’s Sexuality: How the Speculations Started
The American media personality’s apparent success didn’t exempt him from the prying eyes of the public. There was endless speculation about the host’s sexuality. Ryan Seacrest’s sexual preference seems to make a lot of fans curious.
If you have watched “American Idol”, you must be aware of the fact that one of the judges, Simon Cowell, would sometimes throw borderline homophobic “jokes”. Although most of the time, these jokes are directed at the contestants, Ryan is definitely not safe from them. Cowell once joked about “It’s Raining Men” being Ryan’s favorite song. The judge also said that Ryan would “know when a contestant’s high heels were trending”. Comments like this started the speculation that the TV host is gay.
It also doesn’t help that the host’s ex-flame, Julianne Hough, once joked about her thinking that Ryan Seacrest was gay before they got together.
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Ryan Seacrest’s Dating History
Even though Ryan Seacrest is one of the most visible TV personalities, he was able to keep his dating life private for the most part. But that doesn’t mean that he was able to keep the identity of his past ladyloves a secret. Here’s a quick glance at the TV host’s past relationships.
From 2003 to 2005, Ryan Seacrest dated model-actress Shana Wall. The two remained friends after the breakup. They were even spotted strolling the streets of New York, arm-in-arm, 10 years after their breakup.
The American Idol host also had a brief romance with Desperate Housewives’ actress Teri Hatcher in 2006. A paparazzi photographed the couple kissing in public and that’s how the fans knew that they were a thing. The fling was, however, short-lived. The actress later revealed on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that they didn’t see each other again right after that highly publicized date.
It was in 2009 when Ryan Seacrest dated Celebrity Big Brother alum, Jasmine Waltz. Their romance was brief and relatively lowkey.
The renowned host also used to date Julianne Hough, a professional ballroom dancer, actress, and country singer who was best known for her appearance on ABC’s reality series “Dancing with the Stars”, in 2010. The romance lasted for three years before they called it quits.
Right after his break up with Hough, Ryan Seacrest started to date again. He dated model Shayna Taylor. The relationship was not that smooth sailing. In June 2020, they split for the third, and last, time.
While he was in an on-and-off relationship with Taylor, the host was linked to Renée Hall and Hilary Cruz respectively. Both relationships are short-lived.
It was confirmed last June 2021 that the American Idol host was dating model Aubrey Paige. They were, however, keeping their relationship very private.
Is Ryan Seacrest Gay?
Considering Ryan Seacrest’s long list of dating history, we believe that it’s safe to assume that the successful host is not gay. His dating history proved otherwise.