called out his girlfriend, Rock of Ages’ , in front of millions during "American Idol" on Wednesday night. Seacrest joked that she was checking out contestant Phillip Phillips.
The host revealed that his girlfriend saw the guy backstage and “she sighed and blushed and i think I heard her say ‘Yummy'," said the "American Idol" host. He told this to Phillip Phillips right after his performance of “The Stone” of Dave Mathews Band.
Immediately after that, the cameras showed a surprised Hough, clearly embarrassed but laughing. "We'll be having this conversation after the show, darling,” Seacrest added playfully.
Phillips was flattered to hear about the incident, but he reassured Seacrest in good humor, saying, "I'm not trying to steal your girl, Ryan.”
Us weekly reported that Ryan Seacrest said off-stage, “I am not complaining! She's a gorgeous woman and Ryan's an awesome guy so they're an awesome match."
"I think she got all giddy or something but I don't know. It was funny,” he added.
Seacrest fought through illness to host the show on Wednesday night. He was suffering from stomach upset and it was not confirmed whether he would make it. He missed the rehearsal, as he had an IV in his arm, but managed to make an appearance on the live show, which went smoothly.
Nigel Lythgoe replaced Seacrest during rehearsal and was all ready to host if Seacrest couldn’t make it on the live show.
According to a TMZ report, he said, "I'm sending my rehearsal tape to X-Factor. I could be the next Steve Jones. Not as handsome but just as good. Literally!"
Julianne Hough, who has pledged abstinence until marriage, is currently dating Ryan Seacrest. Best known for her time on “Dancing with the Stars”, Hough is a professional ballroom dancer and country singer. Her big break came when she was asked to take part in the fourth season of "DWTS".
Due to her remarkable talents, Hough has received two mirror ball trophies on “Dancing with the Stars”. In 2008, she was acknowledged with an Outstanding Choreography Emmy nomination. The multi-talented star released her self-titled debut album in 2008. The album quickly became a success on the country music charts. In 2009, she was offered a role in the movie “Footloose”.