Ryan Seacrest And Shayna Taylor Have Officially Broken Up

Shayna Taylor, Ryan Seacrest - Live! With Kelly and Ryan

On American Idol, Ryan Seacrest often tells the million of viewers at home that they will discover who is going home and who will stick around for another week "after the break." But Seacrest has gotten a break of his own in his personal life, this time with his girlfriend of the past three years, Shayna Taylor. And this time, he shouldn't expect to be sticking around. The television personality and his model girlfriend have officially called it quits. There is no need to watch any commercials.

The news was given to People by an undisclosed source close to the one-time couple. While Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor still reportedly "love and care" about one another, it ultimately did not work out for reasons currently unknown, though the split was "amicable" and "they're still really close," despite the break-up.

It's no secret that Ryan Seacrest is a busy man. Beyond his commitments to the aforementioned American Idol, he also appears on Live with Kelly and Ryan, which certainly takes a lot of time out of his day. It can be hard to find personal time between those duties, and it's possible that making room for a fostering relationship is too much to ask. But that's simply a matter of speculation.

It should be noted that Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor have broken up before. They first got to know each other in 2013 when they were introduced to one another through friends, and then they broke up in 2014. Taylor claims they "matured" after the first time they broke up. But for whatever reason, it didn't quite come together, despite their romantic relationship lasting a longer amount of time.

These things happen. They happen all the time, truth be told. Relationships can be fickle, and while the parties involved might still have affections for each other, they can also recognize that it's not meant to be and that it's best to simply move on.

Nevertheless, it doesn't sound like it's a bitter break-up. They tried to make it work and they gave it a good shot. But it didn't come together, and it's good to know that nobody is completely devastated by this news -- at least, based on the information given to the media at this time. In fact, it doesn't even sound all that definitive. Maybe they'll give it a third shot? Third time's the charm, as they will often say.

No matter. For now, Shayna Taylor and Ryan Seacrest are keeping themselves apart. And that's how it's going to be. At least, for the time being. But if something changes, you know that you'll find all the updated information you need to hear right here at CinemaBlend. And we'll be right back after this commercial break.

Will Ashton

Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.