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Julianne Hough Says Dating Ryan Seacrest Inspired Her Love of Wine

Julianne Hough and Ryan Seacrest at The Weinstein Company And Relativity Media's 2011 Golden Globes After PartyFilmMagic

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Julianne Hough recently visited The Kelly Clarkson Show, where she talked about her time dating American Idol host Ryan Seacrest. As it turns out, Seacrest inspired her love of wine, which led to her creating a wine label with her friend Nina Dobrev.

Julianne Hough Talks About Dating Ryan Seacrest

Hough and Dobrev created Fresh Vine Wine, which is low-carb, low-calorie, and low-sugar. After launching in 2021, the wine will soon be available in all 50 states, at stores such as Whole Foods and Total Wine.

Clarkson wondered how Hough ended up loving wine, since she grew up Mormon. Hough recalled dating Ryan Seacrest when she was 21, adding that he’s “very much into wine.” She said Seacrest “introduced me to wine.”

“What was so interesting is, because I didn’t drink, growing up LDS, it was usually associated with partying and getting drunk. But this was, like, an education,” Hough explained. “He taught me how to smell and taste and swirl the glass. It felt very cool. And then I was like, ‘How do I take what I learned and put it into something good and share it with all of you?'”



Hough, Seacrest Dated from 2010 to 2013

Some fans might not remember that Hough and Seacrest used to be a couple. They started dating in April 2010 and were together for almost three years before calling it quits in 2013. However, the pair has remained friendly, as Hough has been interviewed by Seacrest in the years since.

Hough went on to date hockey player Brooks Laich. The pair tied the knot in 2017, but they ended up separating in 2020. Hough filed for divorce in November of that year, and the divorce was finalized in February 2022.

Meanwhile, Seacrest had an on-and-off relationship with model Shayna Taylor after his split from Hough. He’s currently dating model Aubrey Paige Petcosky. The two have reportedly been together since 2021.

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