American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest and former Dancing With the Stars pro Julianne Hough are quite the blonde power couple. Both have ridiculously busy schedules, with Julianne starring in movies like Safe Haven and Ryan not only hosting American Idol 2013 but a daily radio show and various other projects as well. Hough spoke with Parade about how she and her boyfriend manage to keep it all together — even with all that time apart.

“It's a hard thing to do, especially when you're so caught up in your work and bettering yourself,” says Hough. “It does get hard because you're so focused on that, but I think at the end of the day you have to find a balance with what's really important. I'm so lucky that I have a great relationship. I'm very blessed and I don't take anything for granted. I think if you alienate people and just focus on your work then it just becomes lonely and it's not fun anymore." Pretty savvy advice, Julianne!

Another thing Julianne makes time in her schedule for? Watching Ryan host American Idol, of course! "Heck yes [I watch], and it is so good." gushed Julianne last season. That’s sweet, but we wouldn’t blame her if she missed an occasional E! News appearance or 102.7 show of his — she has to have time to sleep, after all.

Source: Parade