Ready for a redo: Ryan Seacrest is impressed with Julianne Hough's spunky attitude following her November 2020 split from Brooks Laich — so much so that he'd love to hook up again, spills the insider.
There have even been rumors that Hough and Seacrest recently took a break from the bustle of L.A. to have a hot vacation in paradise, according to the insider. "They had a wonderful time all by themselves in the sunshine," shares the source.
"Ryan doted on Julianne from morning to night, even bringing her breakfast in bed. They spent much of the time snuggling, catching up on where they're both at in life. They enjoyed picnics on the beach too, plus romantic moonlit strolls late at night," the source added.
Seacrest, who dated the Dancing With the Stars alum, 32, for three years before calling it quits in 2013, "always felt that Julianne was the one that got away."
"He relates to her more than any of his other exes," dishes the insider. "He's attracted to her work ethic, her perfectionism and her independent streak."
"They both agreed that they'd revisit things down the line if the circumstances were right, and Ryan's convinced now is a good time to strike, even if it's just for some no-strings fun," adds the insider. "He's down for that if Julianne is!"
"Her confidence is sky-high right now. She's sad her marriage has come to an end, but she's finally feeling open to new experiences," said a source.
Relishing in her new life chapter, Hough took to Instagram to express her gratitude for her "physical, mental, emotional and energetic health" back in March.
"It's amazing how when one of those things is not healthy, it can be a ripple effect for the others," she captioned a selfie. "Sometimes it's out of balance and that's ok, just keep trying to even it out by shifting your focus where it needs some extra care and support."