We’re still reeling from the breakup of American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough, former Dancing With the Stars pro and Safe Haven actress. The couple of two years officially called it quits on March 15, blaming their busy schedules for the split.
But how exactly did this super successful (and super attractive) couple meet in the first place?
In an interview with Glamour last July, Julianne said a friend tried to set them up when she first moved to LA, but there was one small problem: She was engaged at the time! Julianne was betrothed to a Mormon missionary she’d known since the age of nine, but she wasn’t quite ready to tie the knot.
“I needed to figure myself out more, and so I moved to L.A. and we ended it,” said Julianne.
Later she ended up as a guest on Ryan’s radio show with then-boyfriend Chuck Wicks, who she had met on Dancing With the Stars. But the fact that Julianne had a boyfriend at the time didn’t stop Ryan from flirting with her the entire time, as she remembers.
“At the end [of the interview], Ryan said something like, ‘You guys really have something special!’ And I thought to myself, He’s so full of s**t right now!”
After she and Chuck broke up, Julianne was ready for the single life. But that only lasted about five months before she and Ryan began dating in 2010.
Are you bummed about Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough’s breakup? Do you think there’s a chance of them getting back together?