Ryan Seacrest and girlfriend Shayna Taylor split after 7 years following his confession he suffered from 'exhaustion'

AMERICAN Idol host Ryan Seacrest has split from his on-off girlfriend of seven years.

The 45-year-old radio and television host and his relationship with Shayna Taylor, 28, ended "some time ago," according to TheDailyMail.

A spokesperson for the Live with Kelly and Ryan host told the outlet: "Ryan and Shayna decided to end their romantic relationship amicably some time ago.

"They remain good friends, each other's biggest supporters and will always cherish their time together as a couple."

It comes after Ryan told fans that he and Shayna had got back together for the third time in their dating history.

While hosting Live with Kelly and Ryan, he wished his girlfriend a "happy third anniversary," as it is the third time that they have been back together now.

"I just want to say, happy third anniversary to Shayna," Ryan said, explaining: "It is our third time together… so we've gotten together, broken up, gotten together, broken up."

The chat came up after his co-host Kelly Ripa mentioned that she and husband Mark Consuelos are celebrating their 24th anniversary, while it also marked the third year anniversary of Kelly and Ryan hosting the show together.

Kelly teased Ryan saying that it wasn't really an anniversary, to which Ryan replied: "No, it's an eight-year run, but it's our third run together. So we celebrate each trial."

Kelly then encouraged: "You know, third time's a charm!"

Ryan gave a hint that all was not well, comparing the relationship to a roller-coaster.

"You know, when we drive by an amusement park, I always look at the roller coaster and go, 'Look, there we are'. It's all definitely upside down loops.

"It's no Thunder Mountain, it's definitely the Mind Bender."

The Mind Bender at Six Flags over Georgia makes multiple U-turns and has numerous loops, before the brakes go on.

Just last month, Seacrest revealed he was under-stress, as he was forced to deny rumors that he had suffered a stroke last month when fans noticed him slurring his speech during the American Idol finale.


Fans were left concerned for the host's health after a segment saw the presenter slur his speech and appear unable to focus properly.

His right eye also appeared to be drooping.

During the remote broadcast, which saw Samantha "Just Sam" Diaz crowned the season’s winner from home, viewers took to social media to air their concerns.

One fan tweeted: "Is @RyanSeacrest okay? Not making light of this. He went from normal to his speech being off and his eye shutting halfway."


"I think something is wrong with Ryan Seacrest, BIG TIME. Did anyone else notice his eye and the delay in speech?" shared another.

Reps for the host released a statement which read: "Ryan did not have any kind of stroke last night.

"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."

Speaking to People magazine, the rep added: "Between Live with Kelly and Ryan, American Idol, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, and the Disney Family Singalong specials, he has been juggling three to 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."

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