Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor have officially split after first meeting seven years ago. There have been rumors for some time that the two were no longer an item, but a representative for the talk show host confirmed the break up to the Daily Mail on Monday, saying that the two parted ways “amicably some time ago” but still “remain good friends.”
The rep added that they are “each other’s biggest supporters and will always cherish their time together as a couple.”
In the wake of that news, Seacrest was spotted vacationing in Mexico with a new mystery woman. The “American Idol” host has not posted anything on his own social media about the trip, but the Daily Mail published a couple photos that she him lounging poolside with a blonde woman. In one of the pics, the two can be seen holding hands.
Seacrest and Taylor had an on-again, off-again relationship since first being introduced to each other by mutual friends in 2013.
The two reportedly broke up in February 2019. At the time, Taylor posted on Instagram, “Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.”
But in March of this year, it seemed as if they may be back together after Seacrest posted a message for her. “Happy birthday to a chef, a legend, and an angel [Taylor],” Seacrest wrote at the time. “Here’s a throwback from before our new normal.”
Seacrest seems to be taking a much-needed vacation from his many day jobs on television and radio. While filming the “American Idol” finale last month, many viewers were concerned that he had suffered a stroke after he started slurring his words on live TV.
Speculation of a health issue was fueled by his absence from “Live With Kelly and Ryan” the following morning.
“I want to thank Mark [Consuelos] for filling in yesterday. He’s so good at it, also, all the very kind well-wishes for my exhaustion, working around the clock,” Seacrest said when he returned after a one day break.
A rep for Seacrest confirmed that he was just exhausted.
“Like many people right now, Ryan is adjusting to the new normal and finding work-home balance, with the added stress of having to put on live shows from home. “Between ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan,’ ‘American Idol,’ ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest,’ and the Disney Family Singalong specials, he has been juggling three-four on-air jobs over the last few weeks and he’s in need of rest. So today he took a well-deserved day off.”