julianne houghRyan Seacrest is very hush hush about his love life ... unless you count the gushing he would do over Simon Cowell on American Idol -- further fueling rumors that he was gay. But recently Ryan has been spotted going for long walks on the beach with Julianne Hough -- the adorable country singer and Dancing With the Stars alum. Yes, they really went for a long walk on the beach. Isn't that romantic?

Plus, they were spotted shopping together!

You know it must be true love if a man will go shopping with you. Unless your man is Ryan Seacrest, who might like shopping as much as I used to before I had kids. He always looks dapper on Idol, don't you think?

Seacrest is 35 and Julianne, at just 21, was engaged to fellow country crooner Chuck Wicks, who also did the samba with her on Dancing. Hough even dated Dane Cook, which I find disturbing because, well, I dislike Dane Cook. A lot.

Seacrest and Hough are admitting nothing. But if they aren't dating, perhaps Ryan is working with Julianne on a reality show? He is a producer and has worked on Denise Richards: It's Complicated, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution.

Perhaps the show could be called Don't Hassle the Hough or She's Got Legs?

Do you think Ryan and Julianne are idolizing each other?


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