Put yourself on standby for a big ring announcement. It feels ... imminent.

Ryan Seacrest was just on Chelsea Lately, talking about American Idol, but also his girlfriend of almost three years, movie star and two-time Dancing With the Stars pro champ Julianne Hough.

Chelsea called Julianne a "great girl" and Ryan agreed, saying, "She's phenomenal. She's the best part of every day." (Aww!) Chelsea brought up their age difference (he's 38, she's 24), saying Ryan had mentioned before that Julianne might be too young, but he’d like to get married and have a family. Ryan said, "We both do." So what's going on, on that front? "She'll be the first one to know," Ryan quipped, then turned the tables on Chelsea and asked when she would be getting married. "I'm not going to get married,” Chelsea answered. “I'm not interested in that. I don't have to prove to people that I'm straight." (D’oh!) Watch part of their talk here at E! Online.

Ryan is in full Idol mode and Julianne is in full promotion mode for her film, Safe Haven, which opens on Valentine's Day. But maybe at some point after that we can expect to check out a nice big shiny ring?

Source: E! Online