Country music star Julianne Hough has finally confessed she's dating Ryan Seacrest after heaping praise on the "phenomenal" and "romantic" star on TV.
The "Dancing with the Stars" veteran sparked rumors she is the American Idol host's girlfriend earlier this year after they were spotted kissing in public. She repeatedly denied there was any romance involved, insisting their relationship was purely platonic.
However, the rumors refused to go away and the gossip reached fever pitch after she reportedly moved into Seacrest's Los Angeles mansion in July. Now, Hough has gone public with her love for the star and gushed about her beau in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.
She tells Ellen, "Oh my gosh. He's phenomenal. He's really romantic. He's not even in town and I got in my car and there are flowers everywhere.
"For my birthday, same thing – like flowers everywhere. I was almost embarrassed. You walk in and you're like, ';Is this my room? I don't even know.' I'm kind of embarrassed."
And things have become so serious Hough reveals they have met each other's parents. She adds, "Everyone's like ';Oh you met the folks?' Its like, I don't know. Both of our folks are like our best friends so when we hang out, its more like hanging out with friends."
Hough is currently filming the remake of Footloose.
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