After the stunning news that American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and girlfriend, Julianne Hough had split up, the rumor mill began churning in speculation, but in truth, the actual answer is very simple.
They were too busy.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, a source close to Ryan confirmed that the former couple are still on great terms.
“There’s no drama, no ugliness at all. In fact, Ryan and Julianne are talking to each other all the time, even though they have decided to live separately at this time.”
This observation should come as no surprise given that Ryan runs a lucrative entertainment industry empire that includes producing a number of reality shows, including the mega-popular various shows revolving around the Kardashian family. Beyond that though, he also has his American Idol hosting job as well as his daily radio show in LA.
When you pair that with Julianne's burgeoning career as an actress, it simply leaves little room for relationship-building.
“If anything, he is married to his career — and I don’t see that changing,” the source continued, specifically stating that “this is not about a third party causing the breakup. … In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised that after a break, Ryan and Julianne got back together, realizing how much they missed being together.”
Source: Chicago Sun-Times