Credit: Instagram Photo: Ryan Seacrest Charms the Stars at The Academy Awards on February 24, 2013

Did Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough split up because he didn’t want to get married? That’s allegedly the latest report about what happened to break up the American Idol 2013 host and the former Dancing With the Stars pro turned actress.

 

A source reportedly told Us Weekly magazine that Ryan Seacrest’s refusal to pop the question was the real reason the couple went their separate ways. "He just wouldn't propose,” the source said, but added Ryan was warming to the idea and thinking about shopping for rings. “He did want to marry her. Julianne is the only girl Ryan allowed him to get serious with.

 

While Ryan and Julianne’s busy schedules certainly played a part in the split, the American Idol host’s cold feet was a big factor. Now, however, he may be regretting his decision to wait so long to propose. “Ryan is reportedly extremely upset over the breakup,” the source said.

 

Although they have parted for now, Ryan and Julianne are still reportedly talking and remain friends. If it’s true that Ryan really does want to settle down at some point, maybe there is still hope they might get back together in the future.