To many, Ryan Seacrest is a man of mystery. He started his career as a television host and somehow managed to become a successful executive producer and businessman. It’s no wonder Forbes referred to Seacrest as “the busiest man in Hollywood.”
Today, the publication estimates Seacrest’s net worth at around $71.5 million. He remains the host on the talent show American Idol, and he also commutes between Los Angeles and New York to host Live! with Kelly and Ryan. Behind the scenes, Seacrest is credited as an executive producer for the successful reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Insatiable on Netflix. Aside from these, Seacrest is also involved in other businesses – the Ryan Seacrest Distinction menswear line and the Polished for Men skincare line.
Being a business mogul and television personality means you pretty much see Seacrest everywhere. It also means you see him with several women, although we don’t think he stands a chance with them. Check out these photos to see what we mean:
20 With Kim Kardashian West
Kim Kardashian West is arguably the biggest star of the hit reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. And because of his role as creator of the show, we’re pretty sure that Kardashian West and Seacrest interact a lot behind the scenes. However, make no mistake. The reality star has been happily married to rap/singer Kanye West.
19 With Paula Abdul
Singer Paula Abdul used to be a judge on American Idol, so she and Seacrest have definitely worked together for a long time. It’s safe to say the two have become friends over the years, so it’s no surprise when Seacrest revealed that Abdul’s departure from the show left him “shocked” and “stunned,” according to Parade. Fortunately, the two had a reunion during the “I Heart Festival” in 2018.
18 With Ariana Grande
This photo was snapped when pop singer Ariana Grande made an appearance on Seacrest’s radio program On Air with Ryan Seacrest. Generally, the two seem to have a good rapport with one another. However, there was a time when Seacrest’s interview with Grande soured after he tried to press her about her relationship with Mac Miller.
17 With Carrie Underwood
Seacrest met country singer Carrie Underwood on American Idol where Underwood claimed the title during the show’s fourth season. Since then, it seems the two have kept in touch with another. In fact, Underwood even appeared as a guest co-host on Live! with Kelly and Ryan at one point. However, these two are just good friends. Underwood is happily married to hockey star Mike Fisher and the couple have two children.
16 With Katy Perry
Pop star Katy Perry worked alongside Seacrest most recently as a judge for ABC’s American Idol. Back in 2018, Seacrest was caught allegedly hitting on the singer while working on the show. It all started when Seacrest told Perry, “Your mom’s pretty.” Despite the flirty banter, however, Perry is engaged to actor Orlando Bloom.
15 With Jenny McCarthy
Television personality Jenny McCarthy often works alongside Seacrest as a co-host on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. However, McCarthy recently revealed that she won’t be returning to host the show this year. While appearing on Live! with Kelly and Ryan, McCarthy explained, “We’re shooting Masked Singer 3 in December and January and my son, who is now 17, said, ‘Can we please stay home this year?’ He’s going to be 18, he’s going to want nothing to do with me.” She added, “We’re so busy that I said, ‘You know what, we’re going to tap out.’”
14 With Taylor Swift
Ryan Seacrest and singer Taylor Swift have been pictured together numerous times. To be clear, however, the two have never been linked romantically. Instead, the relationship between the two is just friendly. Interestingly though, some fans have noted a resemblance between Swift and Seacrest’s mother, Connie Seacrest. In response, Seacrest has said that the comparison was “quite an honor.”
13 With Mariah Carey
Singer Mariah Carey also once served as a judge on American Idol. And so, she’s definitely interacted a lot with Seacrest at one point. However, after a disastrous performance by Carey on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Seacrest dismissed Carey’s allegations that the production crew behind the scenes messed things up for her.
12 With Scarlett Johansson
Actress Scarlett Johansson came face to face with Seacrest as she appeared on the red carpet for the 2017 Oscars. Unfortunately, things didn’t go well when Seacrest went on to interview Johansson. When asked a question regarding her shoes, Johansson retorted “What a ridiculous question.” It is unclear if Seacrest had interviewed Johansson again after this.
11 With Jenna Dewan
Actress Jenna Dewan once served as a guest co-host on Live! with Kelly and Ryan. During her appearance, she talked about her hesitancy to take then-husband Channing Tatum’s name. She told Seacrest, “Channing is very traditional. I'm kind of not. My family was very liberal and that wasn't a thing, but to him it was very important.” Just a short time after she appeared on the show, the actress and her husband announced that their marriage was over.
10 With Halle Berry
Actress Halle Berry also served as a co-host alongside Jenna Dewan on Live! with Kelly and Ryan. However, this wasn’t the only time that Berry had a chat with Seacrest. In 2017, Berry also made a guest appearance on to talk about her film Kidnap. During the interview, Berry revealed that she bought a minivan after using one in the movie.
9 With Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez served as a judge on ABC’s American Idol for two seasons so there was definitely a lot of time for Lopez and Seacrest to get to know each other. And so, Seacrest made sure to make time in his busy schedule to attend that singer/actress’ 50th birthday bash in Miami earlier this year. However, upon arrival, Seacrest was initially denied entry as he wasn’t on the guest list. Fortunately, things were immediately sorted out and Seacrest got to party with the celebrant and her fiancé, Alex Rodriguez.
8 With Gwen Stefani
On television, singer Gwen Stefani may have worked on a competing show from American Idol, but that didn't stop her from phoning in for a chat on On Air with Ryan Seacrest in 2017. During the interview, she talked about her first-ever holiday album saying, “I’ve wanted to do a Christmas record forever. The idea of having a Christmas hit … that was kind of like my dream to be able to write one of those.”
7 With Kelly Ripa
As you may know by now, Seacrest and Kelly Ripa are co-hosts on Live! with Kelly and Ryan. Seacrest became Ripa’s new co-host after the controversial departure of Michael Strahan. Since the two started working together, it appears that the two also became good friends behind the scenes. Upon Seacrest’s induction into the Radio Hall of Fame, Ripa praised Seacrest on Instagram saying, “So proud of you @ryanseacrest not just because of your #rhof induction, but because you are one of the best people I know.”
6 With Kate Beckinsale
Actress Kate Beckinsale made an appearance on Live! with Kelly and Ryan where she got to discuss the joys of running around the house naked. Meanwhile, Seacrest was also more than happy to have Beckinsale guest on his radio program. He tweeted this photo of them together saying, “One thing’s for sure, we can’t all be as photogenic as @KateBeckinsale. Lovely having you this morning.”
5 With Kerry Washington
Actress Kerry Washington has also made a guest appearance on Live! with Kelly and Ryan where she was joined by former Scandal co-star Tony Goldwyn. During her appearance, she talked about what her life was like after the show. However, at the same time, Washington offered her own perspective on where she believes Olivia Pope ended.
4 With Eva Longoria
Seacrest and actress Eva Longoria both appeared together on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen where they ended up playing the shotski to the audience’s delight. Nonetheless, there is absolutely nothing romantic going on between the two. In fact, Longoria is happily married to her third husband, José “Pepe” Antonio Bastón.
3 With Brie Larson
Actress Brie Larson made a guest appearance on Live! with Kelly and Ryan alongside Eva Longoria back in 2017. Meanwhile, Larson also returned to the show earlier this year to talk about everything Captain Marvel. In fact, she revealed how she prepared for the role and what it was like to work on the film. Moreover, she also talked a bit about her friendship with Marvel actor Samuel L. Jackson.
2 With Taraji P. Henson
Back in 2018, actress Taraji P. Henson caused quite a stir on the Golden Globes red carpet when she seemingly shaded Seacrest. While talking to him, Henson stroked his chin and said, “The universe has a way of taking care of good people, you know what I mean?” However, Henson later clarified to People, “I did it to keep his chin up. It’s an awkward position to be in. He’s been cleared but anyone can say anything.”
1 With Lady Gaga
As you may know, singer Lady Gaga and Seacrest had a really awkward moment at the Golden Globes red carpet earlier this year. At one point, Lady Gaga even remarked, “You're like, 'Answer my question, but I'm not asking one.’” If you must know, however, Seacrest and Gaga have been pictured together several times so it appears that the two have been friendly with each other for quite some time.
Source: Forbes, Parade, People