Ryan seacrest girlfriend 2019

The busiest man in show business is about to get a lot busier! Ryan Seacrest, who hosts American Idol and Live With Kelly and Ryan, is ready to settle down with longtime girlfriend Shayna Taylor.

Sources reveal exclusively to Life & Style that Ryan, 42, wants to add “father” and “husband” to his extensive resume. “Ryan is ready to start a family,” an insider says. He is already shopping for an engagement ring so he can propose to his 26-year-old girlfriend. And then it’s full steam ahead.

“He feels like he’s missing out on fatherhood,” adds the insider. “And he knows Shayna will be a great mom.” Ryan and Shayna dated several years ago and broke up. However, they reconnected in 2016 and have been going strong for almost a year. The radio personality recently gushed about Shayna with his co-host Kelly Ripa and confirmed that the couple had moved in together.

View this post on Instagram

Straight from the vine 👉🏼 to the mouth 🍁🍅🥕🍓#nothingbetter

A post shared by ᏚᎻᎪYNᎪ ᎢᎬᎡᎬᏚᎬ ᎢᎪYᏞᎾᎡ (@shaynateresetaylor) on Oct 9, 2017 at 4:37am PDT

“Shayna’s special,” Kelly said on the show. “She’s got it all.” Ryan agreed, adding, “I know, it’s frustrating. Believe me. I go through this every morning looking at her hair.” He also explained why he has never popped the question — yet.

“I did get close and I didn’t do it and it was the right move. But I love the idea — and I know you’re going to ask me — of marriage because my parents have been married for 47 years, and so I have this thing — and you’ve been married 21,” he said. “I figure the longer I wait, the older I’ll be, the closer to death I am, so I can get it in and not screw it up.”

And it looks like a proposal is just around the corner. “He wants to propose when his talk show is on hiatus, around the holidays,” the insider adds. “Ryan’s finally found someone who understands him and can handle him.”

For more exclusive celebrity content, be sure to pick up the latest issue of Life & Style magazine, on newsstands now!

Ryan Seacrest is still single! The American Idol host confirmed his relationship status on Wednesday, April 17, days after sparking speculation he was back with ex-girlfriend Shayna Taylor.

While discussing on Live With Kelly and Ryan how his cohost, Kelly Ripa, met her husband, Mark Consuelos, Seacrest, 44, said he would ike to enlist the person responsible for getting them together to help him find love. (Ripa, 48, and Consuelos, also 48, met during their screen test for All My Children and have been married since 1996.)

Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor attend the 2018 US Weekly Most Stylish New Yorkers at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge on September 12, 2018 in New York City. Taylor Hill/WireImage

“Listen, Goutman,” the Georgia native said into the camera, addressing award-winning producer Christopher Goutman, who orchestrated the aforementioned couple’s first meeting. “Next screen test, I’m unmarried, I’m available … if you’ve got any good casting.”

Seacrest’s nod to his availability comes days after he and Taylor, 27, were spotted taking a walk together in Beverly Hills on Saturday, April 13. The former twosome — who split in February after nearly three years together — were all smiles during their stroll.

Shayna Taylor and Ryan Seacrest are seen at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on May 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

The ABC TV personality sported a navy blue T-shirt, dark sunglasses and a hat during his outing with his ex. The Shayna’s Kitchen founder also went casual, sporting a white V-neck shirt paired with peach-colored workout leggings and her blonde hair in a top-knot.

Seacrest and Taylor were first linked in March 2013, but called it quits in December 2014. They later gave their relationship another shot in 2016 before splitting in February.

“We decided that we’re going to learn a few things — I call them pursuits — but we’re gonna learn a few things that are outside of work for me, right? ‘Cause I’m working all the time,” Seacrest explained to Us Weekly of his date nights with Taylor in September 2018. “Our first attempt is tango dancing. We’ve had two lessons. I’m starting to get the point where it’s frustrating, but I’m trying keep my cool. We will, on a date night, eventually attempt to do it somewhere for fun. Right now we’re just in the practice studio.”

Prior to his relationship with Taylor, Seacrest was in a nearly two year relationship with Dancing With the Stars alum Julianne Hough whom he split from in March 2013.

For access to all our exclusive celebrity videos and interviews – Subscribe on YouTube!

  • Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve host Ryan Seacrest has been dating his girlfriend Shayna Taylor on and off for six years.
  • The two first met in an L.A. restaurant in 2013.
  • Shayna is a wellness influencer and chef.

If you’re an avid viewer of Live with Kelly and Ryan, you’ve probably seen Ryan Seacrest’s girlfriend Shayna Taylor pop up from time to time to share some delicious-sounding recipes.

But occasional Live appearances aside, the 27-year-old chef has a lot happening in her life off camera. Beyond what you see on the show, here’s what you should know about the wellness influencer and entrepreneur:

Shayna and Ryan first met in 2013, when Shayna was 21 and Ryan was 39.

Ryan, now 45, was seated at an L.A. restaurant with a group of friends when he first saw Shayna walk in.

“I guess he really wanted to talk to me and one of his friends he was sitting with happened to know someone in my group so they were texting to see if I came with anyone in the group, because he was trying to figure out if I was with a guy,” Shayna reveals to GoodHousekeeping.com.

When Ryan walked over to their table, Shayna explains that she still didn’t realize he was interested in her until one of her girlfriends started kicking her underneath the table. Then, Shayna’s friend wrote “Ryan likes you” on her phone and threw it at her. When she realized what was happening, her first reaction was “Whoa, that’s so weird.”

“His friends come over and basically sit me in an interview chair and start asking me all these questions to be funny and he came over and took my hairband off my wrist as an intro point, like eighth grade,” she recalls. “It’s now this funny thing we laugh about when he takes my hairband, it’s like we reminisce.”

While Shayna says she had watched Ryan on TV, she wasn’t all that starstruck when first meeting him.

Since then, Ryan and Shayna have been on-and-off dating for six years. Eventually, she decided to moved to New York City to be with him.

Shayna is a trained chef.

Shayna went to culinary school and did personal chef work in her early 20s for private homes in Los Angeles. Her passion for cooking inspired her to create her own brand called Shayna’s Kitchen, an online destination full of recipes, lifestyle and travel blog posts, wellness products, and more. When she moved to New York, she started doing more recipe development for the brand and got her holistic nutrition certification.

“I want Shayna’s Kitchen to be the Martha Stewart of wellness, so I want to cover all the realms of everyday lifestyle and home goods but do it in the best, most authentic, organic way and not make it so expensive so it’s accessible to people … ”

Shayna has struggled with auto-immune, digestion, skin, and stomach issues and also has scoliosis. All of her challenges, she says, have motivated her even more to eat well and stay healthy and fit.

She’s often described as a model, even though that’s not her main passion.

Shayna used to do modeling in her earlier 20s, but she says it isn’t necessarily her strong suit.

“Not to say that I can’t model, but I’m such an entrepreneur brain bolt,” she explains, adding that her parents are entrepreneurs, as well. “I’ve always had that drive to have my own business, and I don’t do well having people boss me around.”

For can’t-miss news, expert beauty advice, genius home solutions, delicious recipes, and lots more, sign up for the Good Housekeeping newsletter.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Related Story
Kayla Keegan News and Entertainment Editor Kayla Keegan covers all things in the entertainment, pop culture, and celebrity space for Good Housekeeping.

Ryan Seacrest and Girlfriend Shayna Taylor Are Spending the Holidays Together After Reconciling

For Ryan Seacrest, New Year’s Eve is anything but quiet.

But before the TV and radio personality rings in 2020 with the million-plus people who descend upon New York City’s Times Square to see the ball drop, he’ll be relishing in spending quality time over the holidays with his loved ones, including girlfriend Shayna Taylor.

“I’ll be with my whole family,” Seacrest, 44, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, on newsstands Friday. “We’ll be in Los Angeles, and we’ll spend Christmas Eve together, . We’ll do a traditional birthday fondue, which we’ve done forever. Christmas Day we’ll do in L.A. as well, and then I’ll head out to N.Y. for the show.”

Seacrest is set to host Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC (airing Dec. 31 at 8 p.m.) for the 15th year. He and Taylor, 27, reconciled in September after a split earlier this year, and he says they plan to continue their tradition of spending some time alone together before the holiday madness.

“We like to do something on our own before Christmas,” he says. “Whether it’s traveling to a city for a couple nights or spending time at home before family arrives, it’s nice to get to spend some time together and reflect on the year. We’ll try to do that again this year.”

Image zoom Michael Kovac/Getty Images

As for gifts, Seacrest says there’s one thing on his list this year: Taylor’s cooking.

“She is an amazing cook, and she’s a fantastic healthy chef, as well,” he says of Taylor, who has her own food and wellness blog. “So, sometimes she will surprise us. She makes this incredible guilt-free pumpkin pie, which I tasted a few weeks ago. She’s mastered the recipe. Hopefully she gives that to me as my Christmas gift!”

RELATED: Ryan Seacrest Celebrates Thanksgiving with Girlfriend Shayna Taylor and His Family

When it comes time for Seacrest’s New Year’s Eve special, this year will be a bit different since his longtime co-host Jenny McCarthy announced in October that she’ll be skipping the show for the first time in a decade. Instead, Seacrest will be joined by actress Lucy Hale.

“Jenny has become such a friend of mine,” Seacrest says. “She and I have spent countless New Year’s Eves together. I will miss her, but I know that she has not had a New Year’s Eve night off in a long time, and is relishing in spending time with her family, especially her son, on that night.”

Image zoom Ryan Seacrest

Seacrest says what keeps him coming back to the show year after year is the magic of being live.

“I like doing a live show, and Times Square is about as big as it can get on one night, with a million-plus people and rain or snow or sleet,” he says. “So, the potential craziness is fun for me. I remember watching this show on ABC as a kid, so to be able to host it is fun every year.”

Seacrest says he has learned that there are “many years where you just cannot stay warm — no matter what you do, no matter how many layers you put on and no matter how many of those warming rocks you put in your socks and your gloves.”

“One year, a few years back, it was close to zero,” he says. “The wind chill might have been below that. I was most concerned not about being cold, but about being able to talk because you lose the ability to move your mouth when it gets to be so cold. That becomes part of the whole experience.”

Image zoom Ryan Seacrest Sara Jaye Weiss

The artists slated to perform in Times Square during the show this year are Post Malone, BTS, Sam Hunt and Alanis Morissette. In addition, Seacrest’s former American Idol colleague Paula Abdul will sing in a set streaming from the West Coast.

After the show, Seacrest says he and the crew will continue their tradition of getting a late dinner.

“We don’t really eat dinner because we’re on the air from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m.,” he says. “So we generally go out for dinner at 2 a.m., somewhere in N.Y.C. that will serve us food. The cast, the crew, we like to sit and have a nice meal. We’ve gone to sushi in the past, and they serve us sushi late at night. So, we’ll see if we do that again this year.”

As to whether he has any New Year’s resolutions of his own, Seacrest admits it’s something he struggles with “all the time.”

“Like many people, it’s to start a new fitness routine,” he says. “But I think this year, instead of starting a new fitness routine the first week, I’m actually going to wait for two weeks because the gym is too crowded for the first two weeks. People start to quit their New Year’s resolutions, so I’ll wait until the third week to start my new regime.”

Image zoom Ryan Seacrest Neilson Barnard/DCNYRE2017/Getty

In the new decade, Seacrest says he’s looking forward to seeing how his life perspective changes.

  • For more, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on stands Friday

Image zoom

“I turned 45 in this decade, so it’ll be interesting to see how perspective changes in life next few years,” he says. “I still feel like a child, so perhaps I’ll feel more like an adult in this decade.”

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest airs live on ABC on Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. ET.

Why Did Ryan Seacrest and Girlfriend Shayna Taylor Break Up?

Hollywood and the entire world are both pretty disappointed by some of the latest news. It seems that Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor have decided to go their separate ways after almost three years together. Everyone was so excited the hardworking Ryan had finally found love. For a while, the couple was even on ring watch, and everyone thought Ryan would pop the question.

Unfortunately, it did not happen, and sadly, he is single once again. The breakup leaves fans wondering what exactly went wrong in the seemingly perfect relationship.

Back to the beginning

The couple met through mutual friends back in 2013, and there was an instant attraction. After taking a romantic vacation to St. Tropez, they officially became a couple. Ryan and Shayna took to social media to express their feelings for each other, adding they like to have many intimate date nights and share as many experiences as possible. Within months, it seemed the couple couldn’t bear to be apart.

Who is Shayna Taylor?

Shayna, age 26, is a model, fitness and health guru, and a pretty talented cook! Although she is not nearly as well-known as Ryan, the pair complemented each other quite perfectly and seemed to be a perfect fit. She also runs a blog called Shayna’s Kitchen, where she shares videos, recipes, and lifestyle tips.

The first breakup

In 2014, Ryan and Shayna split up after dating for nearly a year and a half. The breakup lasted quite a while, but there was always hope that the cute couple would be able to reconcile. Much to everyone’s delight, they did, and Ryan and Shayna were going strong once again. They were often seen out and about, taking part in fun activities and enjoying sunsets with one another. It looked as if they were back together for good this time.

Ryan and Shayna move in together

Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor | Tony Barson/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Things seemed to be getting more serious by the day when Ryan and Shayna moved in together, once again fueling rumors that an engagement was coming soon. They kept busy traveling the world, posting pictures of themselves in exotic places, looking more in love than ever. Ryan even said that he was extremely happy with the relationship and felt that all was going well with the woman who was his best friend. They were living in a lavish Manhattan apartment and spent time exploring the city and genuinely enjoying their time together.

Shayna was ready to get married

It would appear as if Shayna was ready to take things to the next level and marry Ryan. However, much to the surprise of fans, Ryan just wasn’t ready to take the plunge. As we all know, he has an extremely jam-packed schedule, and perhaps he just didn’t feel that marriage would fit his busy lifestyle. Although the couple has called it quits, the breakup appears to be amicable, as they still care about each other deeply.

They were making time to be together

As the co-host of the popular show Live with Kelly and Ryan, Ryan was spending most of his time working. Shayna was willing to manage her time so that they could be together, even moving all the way across the country just to be with Ryan. It is quite possible that Ryan was feeling the pressure from his job and the many things that he is involved in, and felt that a split was necessary.

Although Shayna was ready for marriage, Ryan apparently was not open to the idea. The former couple has made it very clear to everyone just how important they are to each other despite their breakup. Let’s hope that they can find the strength and support that they need to get through this time!

Ryan Seacrest is determined to put his serial dating phase behind him and walk down the aisle — with his ex, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal!

The perpetual bachelor is so determined to be a better man that he’s in therapy and back together with Shayna Taylor, according to a source.

“Ryan and Shayna are back on,” revealed the informant, adding that this time it’s on her terms.

“Ryan is trying to win her back for good and going to great lengths to better himself personally. That means, he’s even told her he’s going to therapy to understand what makes him tick.”

Photo Credit:

The on-again romance comes just after the American Idol host, 44, was spotted cavorting with three mystery girls in less than a month!

Seacrest was spotted sporting a huge smile while vacationing in the Turks and Caicos Islands in late May as he enjoyed breakfast with a gorgeous blonde and a stunning brunette. Just weeks later, the never-married TV host was caught smooching model Larissa Schot in the South of France.

But now as his sexy summer romps have come to an end, Seacrest wants Taylor, 29, back since they split in February after four years of dating.

“Before the break-up, Shayna was ready to get married and they talked about it,” said the source.

“Ryan has always been hesitant about taking the plunge. For some reason it’s just not in his wiring to get married. But Shayna wasn’t going to wait any longer considering they’d been together for years and she felt he should know what he wants.”

“So she gave him an ultimatum. They ended up breaking up and he even gave her money as a parting gift!

“Shayna didn’t want to waste her time anymore on someone who didn’t see marriage in his future.”

Now, Ryan is showing her that he’s preparing for their future – and he hopes they’re together.

“He told Shayna that he’s getting professional help to understand more about himself,” added the source.

“So Shayna is taking it slow, but they are trying to rekindle their romance and are hanging out again.”

According to the source, the couple are even traveling together.

“They’ve been going away together recently and taking it step by step to see where it goes,” snitched the source.

“Shayna doesn’t want to get her heart broken again, but she’s willing to see what happens given that Ryan is working on himself and trying to understand why he is the way he is.”

Added the source: “He’s loves Shayna very much and will do whatever it takes to be with her.”

Ryan Seacrest Vacations with Ex Shayna Taylor as Source Says ‘They’re Friends’

Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor haven’t let their break up stop them from being friends.

“They dated for a long time and still care immensely about each other as friends,” a source who knows Seacrest, 44, and Taylor, 27, tells PEOPLE.

Over the weekend, the former couple was photographed on board a yacht in Positano, Italy, where they enjoyed an ocean swim together and soaked up the sun while sitting on the vessel’s balcony, as seen in images obtained by Daily Mail.

But while the pair are enjoying a summer vacation together in Europe, the source maintains that “they’re friends.”

At the end of February, the Live with Kelly and Ryan co-host and the food blogger split, a source exclusively confirmed to PEOPLE.

RELATED: No Hard Feelings! Hollywood’s Friendliest Celeb Exes

“It was an amicable split and they’re still really close,” said the source of Seacrest and Taylor, who had been dating for nearly three years.

“They still love and care about each other,” the source added.

Image zoom Shayna Taylor and Ryan Seacrest INSTARimages

After meeting through friends in 2013, Seacrest and Taylor soon began dating, and after an initial breakup in late 2014, they rekindled the romance.

“We had both matured,” Taylor told PEOPLE last fall.

Following their breakup, an insider said they weren’t quite on the same page about the timeline of their future.

“After three years together, Shayna wanted more out of the relationship,” an insider close to Taylor told PEOPLE in February. “It felt like the natural next step for her. She was ready to get married, but Ryan wasn’t there yet.”

RELATED: Shayna Taylor Called Ryan Seacrest Her ‘Best Friend’ in Valentine’s Day Post Before Split

Image zoom Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor Clint Spaulding/WWD/REX/

Nevertheless, the insider said the two “really are still friendly.”

A second insider close to the former couple told PEOPLE that “Ryan and Shayna have always cared deeply about each other and had and have a wonderful relationship.”

“But it got to a point where it made more sense to break up. It had just run its course,” the insider said. “But they are still very close.”

Celebrities Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor got back together, and his Live With Kelly and Ryan co-host, Kelly Ripa, thinks that they should elope, Us Weekly reported.

Earlier today, during their show, the two hosts discussed Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s recent secret marriage, and talk turned toward Seacrest and his on-again, off-again girlfriend. Ripa admitted that she wasn’t wearing her glasses when she saw a picture on the Seacrest Style Instagram, and she thought it was Ryan and Shayna. However, the picture turned out to be the former American Idol host’s radio engineer Easton Allyn and his wife, Allison.

“It was a bride and groom, and I thought it was you and Shayna, and I was like ‘Oh, my God, rampant weddings are breaking out all over the place of my dear friends, and I’m not invited to any of these,’” Ripa admitted.

Seacrest reminded his co-host that she’s always been a strong proponent of eloping because she and her husband, Mark Consuelos, eloped to Las Vegas in 1996. Ripa revealed that going that route is easy, so that’s why she’s encouraged Ryan, who is 44, to do the same type of thing with his 27-year-old girlfriend when the time comes for them to get married.

View this post on Instagram

Sometimes they let us out of the tv. #nycballet #nycballetgala ????: Jared Siskin and Nina Westervelt

A post shared by Kelly Ripa (@kellyripa) on Sep 27, 2019 at 8:28am PDT

Recently, talk of Taylor has happened on Live, and Ryan even said he planned to bring Shayna home for Thanksgiving this November, which is about six weeks away. Of course, he did not tell Kelly that he has any intention of eloping with the chef and personal trainer.

A week ago, Ripa also posted a series of several pictures of herself with Seacrest and Taylor at the New York City Ballet Gala, and she credited Jared Siskin and Nina Westervelt as the photographers of the various images. Ripa joked that sometimes “they” let her and Ryan out of the TV in order to enjoy real life.

“Absolutely gorgeous babe…..” replied Consuelos, who did not appear to attend the evening out.

The Inquisitr previously reported that Ripa gushed about her husband in an Instagram post about Consuelos at Comic-Con.

Recently, Ryan lost his New Year’s Rockin’ Eve host, Jenny McCarthy, People reported. She appeared on Live and let Seacrest and Ripa know that she decided to drop out due to work commitments with The Masked Singer and her son’s request to stay home. McCarthy joined Seacrest at the event in 2010, and this will be her first year not to co-host since then. Seacrest took over the show in 2006 after Regis Philbin hosted for one year. Before that, the show belonged to Dick Clark.

Shayna Banana Bread Recipe (GF & Sugar Free)

Ingredients for Banana Bread:

  • 1 cup organic freshly grind almond butter (unsalted)
  • 1 cup mashed, very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 whole organic eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine Celtic salt or sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon organic Pumpkin Pie Spice*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of organic alcohol free vanilla extract
  • Optional dark chocolate chips (not sweetened)

Ingredients for crumble topping:

  • Organic banana chips (**home made or store bought). Very chopped
  • 1/3 cup very chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup very chopped pecans
  • To make a good crumble, make sure they are chopped into smaller pieces!
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons organic alcohol free vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon organic coconut oil (melted)

*Note: You can make your own Pumpkin Pie Spice by using 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg instead.

Directions:
For crumble topping:
Put chopped pecans, walnuts and banana chips into a bowl- add a touch of melted coconut oil and vanilla extra. Toss until evenly coated. Set aside.

Preheat your oven to 350F In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix until a smooth batter is formed, folding in the chocolate chips last, if desired.

Pour mixture into a non stick bread pan. Then add crumble evenly over the top!

Bake for 30-45 minutes at 350F use the old tooth pick trick! It is easy to check a cake or bread for doneness by using the toothpick test. Just stick a toothpick into the center of your banana bread, If there is wet batter still on the toothpick , it needs more time in the oven. If it comes out clean, your cake is done!

Let cool in pan- then remove & enjoy 🙂

**Homemade banana chips recipe:
To easily make baked banana chips, arrange a single layer of banana slices (better if ripe bananas) on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, and squeeze lemon juice over them. Bake your banana slices at 175 °F (79 °C) for one hour, or cook thicker banana slices for up to 3 hours. Let your banana chips cool!

I would consider myself a connoisseur when it comes to banana bread. I love the stuff, so I try countless recipes and variations. My tried and true favorite classic banana bread is this one, however this Almond Butter Banana Bread has become a fast favorite. I came across this recipe while watching Live with Kelly and Ryan. Ryan Seacrest’s girlfriend was on the show sharing her recipe for banana bread and I had to try it.Now I am not going to lie…when I first saw the recipe I wasn’t sure how it would all come together because there is no flour and the base of the bread is almond butter. However, it looked good so I gave it a try. Oh my gosh…it is really, really delicious and very filling. The almond butter base gives the bread great flavor and fills it with healthy fats making it very satisfying. I love adding dark chocolate chips and a sprinkling of homemade granola. The sweet creaminess of the chocolate, combined with the crunch of the granola makes for the perfect combination.

Whether you have a favorite banana bread recipe or not, please give this recipe a try. A slice of this delicious bread makes an excellent breakfast or a healthy snack. Slather a bit of all fruit spread and it will be even more delicious…if that is even possible…

Almond Butter Banana Bread

A delicious, filling banana bread with an almond butter base. So good, you have to try it! Prep Time10 mins Cook Time1 hr Servings: 10 slices Calories: 276kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a bowl of a food processor, place almond butter, bananas, pumpkin puree, eggs, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla and maple syrup all together. Pulse 15-20 times until combined.
  • Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and springs with chocolate chips and granola.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes until the toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

If there is something in this world that really, truly has my whole heart, it’s carbs. And it looks like Kelly Ripa and I are on the same page because to show just how much she loves them, she literally had a birthday cake that was shaped like a loaf of bread.

On yesterday’s episode of Live With Kelly and Ryan, Kelly was surprised with a mini celebration when her co-star Ryan and her hubby Mark Consuelos brought out a birthday-themed table. The display was complete with the below work of art plopped beautifully on a wooden platter right in the center.

The cake of all carb lovers’ dreams was created by the one and only Buddy Valastro AKA the Cake Boss. In fact, Kelly was so captivated by the detail in the dessert that she didn’t even notice that her husband made a special appearance to deliver the cake to her.

“I was so mesmerized by the cake that I didn’t realize Mark was wheeling the cake out,” she said on the show. Well, if a cake looks as good as that one does, yeah, I think I’d lose all sight of everything around me too…even if my boo was Mark Consuelos. Sorry, Mark. Kelly said it, not us!

View this post on Instagram

I will never be able to properly express my gratitude to everyone (especially @instasuelos and @ryanseacrest) for all the fabulous birthday wishes and love, so I’ll just simply say thank you all for making me feel so good! ♥️🎂💋💥🎁🎉🎈#halfwayto99

A post shared by Kelly Ripa (@kellyripa) on Oct 2, 2019 at 1:51pm PDT

Also, let’s not forget the fact that Kelly just turned 49 and she is radiant. She even joked on the show that she was “halfway to 99!”

Welp. All I have left to say is if she really loves bread as much as it seems, I am PRAYING that I look like her when I’m close to 50.

Megan Uy Editorial Assistant Megan is the Editorial Fellow at Cosmo where she covers fashion, beauty, and pop culture.

Ryan Seacrest’s Longtime Girlfriend Jumps to Defense, Says He’s Too Kind for Abuse at Work

The woman who has been by Ryan Seacrest’s side for years is stepping up to defend the star in the wake of an ex-stylist accusing him of workplace sexual harassment.

Shayna Taylor posted a lengthy open message to her famous BF, saying “I Love you so much Ryan. You are the most respectful, well mannered, civil, gracious, loving, kind human being.” She continues, “I have known you for 6 years and every day you impress me with your kindness. Not only to me or your friends and family, but most importantly in your work environment.”

She also hashtagged the message, “#iloveyou #foreversupportyou #teamryan #teamseacrest.”

Seacrest also released his own statement against his ex-stylist, and said that he immediately told network executives when he was accused, and they conducted an internal investigation with a third-party and ultimately determined the allegations of workplace harassment and abuse could not be proven.

The longtime radio DJ and host — who’s set to host red carpet coverage during Sunday’s Academy Awards — said, “I don’t want to accuse anyone of not telling the truth but in this case, I have no choice but to again deny the claims against me, remind people that I was recused of any wrongdoing, and put the matter to rest.”