Busy schedules have been cited as the main reason why American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough split up this month. But could the 24-year-old dancer-turned-actress’s love of fun have been part of the problem as well?

According to the National Enquirer (via Radar Online), 38-year-old Ryan couldn’t keep up with his young girlfriend’s penchant for partying.

 

“They constantly fought because he wanted her to slow down and she wanted him to lighten up and enjoy life more,” a source told the gossip mag.

 

A 14-year age gap is nothing to sneeze at, but it seemed like both Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough were pretty caught up in their own busy schedules. Julianne has built up a formidable acting career, appearing most recently in in the film Safe Haven, and she has more movie roles on the horizon. Ryan also has his hand in a number of projects, from producing shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians to hosting a popular morning talk show to being the face of American Idol.

 

In fact, a friend of the couple’s told Us Weekly that it was Ryan’s workaholic ways that doomed the relationship.

 

“It’s a lifestyle she couldn’t handle anymore,” the insider said of Julianne. “Work always, always came first [for Ryan]. She wants a more lowkey [sic] life.”

 

While that “lowkey life” seems to contradict reports that Julianne is a party girl, we’ll take both accounts with a grain of salt.

 

Do you hope Ryan and Julianne will get back together, or do you think they’re better off as friends?

 

Sources: National Enquirer (via Radar Online), Us Weekly 

 

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