Ryan Seacrest Fans Have So Many Questions About His Latest Instagram With Kelly Ripa

The Live co-host recently split with his longtime girlfriend Shayna Taylor.

Ryan Seacrest (opens in new tab) and his longtime girlfriend, Shayna Taylor (opens in new tab), are no longer a couple. The 28-year-old chef and 45-year-old Live with Kelly and Ryan co-host had been on-and-off dating since 2013. The split was first confirmed to The Daily Mail (opens in new tab) via a spokesperson for Ryan.

"Ryan and Shayna decided to end their romantic relationship amicably some time ago," the statement (opens in new tab) read. "They remain good friends, each other's biggest supporters and will always cherish their time together as a couple."

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As news spread that Ryan and Shayna had parted ways, a few of Ryan's Instagram followers began commenting about the break up on his latest post of himself and Live co-star Kelly Ripa (opens in new tab), which was shared over the weekend.

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Many seemed confused by the photo, since the two morning show stars have been filming Live with Kelly and Ryan remotely (Kelly from the Caribbean and New York (opens in new tab) and Ryan from Los Angeles (opens in new tab)) amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (opens in new tab). Many wondered if this meant the two had met up in a tropical location and reunited in person.

"Are you with Kelly?" one fan asked. "Back together again hurray!" another said. "Did you cut all your hair off?" another inquired. A different fan wrote, "Why did u leave new York [sic] it has been good to u guys."

Safe to say though, the picture is a throwback, as evidenced by Ryan's caption: "Back when oversized sunglasses were a trend that I couldn't pull off. #SunglassesDay."

Meanwhile, on Shayna's Instagram, the influencer has yet to comment directly about her break up. She did, however, post a selfie of herself on Monday.

"As we approach the full moon in Cancer this week, I’m feeling like even more of a homebody than I already was," her caption reads (opens in new tab). "I know many of us will feel reminiscent, sensitive and connected with family in this time and I encourage you to tap into your emotions and intuition and let it guide you .✨"

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In 2019, Shayna told Good Housekeeping (opens in new tab) the story of how she met Ryan when she was 21 and dining at an L.A. restaurant with a bunch of her friends.

"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 revealed.

She later added: "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. It's now this funny thing we laugh about when he takes my hairband, it's like we reminisce."

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Kayla Keegan

Kayla Keegan covers all things in the entertainment, pop culture and celebrity space for Good Housekeeping. She is the go-to TV consultant for the brand when it comes to shows like The Masked SingerThis Is Us, and America's Got Talent. Prior to joining the team, she worked at House BeautifulRedbookCosmopolitan and Seventeen.