Just days before the season premiere of American Idol, host Ryan Seacrest now finds himself in the news, as sources say that he and longtime girlfriend Shayna Taylor have split.
“After three years together, Shayna wanted more out of the relationship,” a source tells People magazine. “It felt like the natural next step for her. She was ready to get married, but Ryan wasn’t there yet.”
All had been looking rosy as of late for the couple, who first met through friends back in 2013. After breaking up in 2014, the two reunited and things looked serious as Taylor moved with Seacrest to New York City when he snagged the Live with Kelly and Ryan hosting gig in 2017.
“Family is so important to me, and to Shayna as well, but I’ve always tried to put life into a master schedule with deadlines, and I don’t want to do that [with Shayna],” Seacrest said in a recent People interview before the recent news of their relationship’s demise. “We both try to actually be in this moment, feel this connection, enjoy it and let it grow.”
Despite the breakup, it sounds like that the couple will remain friends.
“It was an amicable split and they’re still really close,” a source told People. “They still love and care about each other.”
As recently as Valentine’s day, Shayna posted a photo of her and Ryan with a a loving message, calling Ryan her best friend.
“Happy Valentine’s Day to my best friend 💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝 I hope everyone’s day is filled with love. Whether it be from a friend, a family member, or loved one . . We all deserve a little love today 💕 #spreadthelove,” she wrote.