‘And another one bites the dust…’ Sorry, I couldn’t resist. It's becoming an all too commonplace occurrence in Hollywood (and New York, in this case) to read about celebrities who have found ‘their soul-mate’ and then later reading about the inevitable breakup.
In the showbiz world, it seems next to impossible to successfully combine fame and fortune with love and commitment. Even for some of the most likable and seemingly sincere stars - like’American Idol’ alum and current ‘Live’ host Ryan Seacrest.
The never-married uber-celebrity and girlfriend of more than three years Shayna Taylor have apparently called it quits. No reason for the breakup was given in the press release, but we have our suspicions.
Hollywood Life takes a decidedly positive slant in their reporting of the sad event:
“Ryan Seacrest is back on the market! The ‘Live With Kelly & Ryan’ host, 44, and Shayna Taylor, 26, a chef, have split, a source confirms to People on February 27. ‘It was an amicable split and they’re still really close,’ the source says.
There is reportedly no bad blood between the pair. “They still love and care about each other,” the insider adds.
Seacrest, widely considered to be the busiest man in showbiz, seems to run, non-stop, from one gig to the next.
From his breakout role as host of the long-running reality program ‘American Idol’ to his annual appearances on ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’, to his current red-hot spot next to Kelly Ripa on ‘Live’ it’s a wonder he has had time to even date, much less develop a permanent relationship.
Ryan was in another ‘long-term relationship’ with ‘Dancing With the Stars’ regular Julianne Hough from 2010-2103. I guess three years is the magic number for Seacrest and his ladies.
Taylor, 26, is a successful business-owner, herself. She “runs the fast-growing food and wellness blog Shayna’s Kitchen.”
The pair, who began dating in 2013 after being introduced by a mutual friend, did split up, temporarily, at the end of 2014. Then, after the two ‘matured,’ they decided to give it another go.
It seemed to be smooth sailing for Ryan and Shayna over the next couple of years. Then ‘IT’ happened, which may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back, so to speak.
“When Seacrest was tapped to co-host Live with Kelly and Ryan in 2017, Taylor, a trained chef, moved to New York City from Los Angeles with him.
When Seacrest won the coveted role as Michael Strahan’s replacement on the Kelly Ripa starring talk show, major changes were in store. The show tapes in New York. Seacrest would have to pull up stakes and move cross-country for the new job. Taylor showed her faith in their relationship and moved Back East with him.
“’We’re very in sync,” Seacrest told PEOPLE in November, adding that their cross-country move had been an ‘adventure’ they’ve both embraced.”
Unfortunately, it now seems that the two have gotten out-of-sync, and the demise of their three-year relationship is the result.
No word as to possible new loves for either Ryan or Shayna, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see photo evidence of one or the other with someone new - in the very near future. Stay tuned!