Feel the love! Ryan SeacrestAnd Aubrey Paige’s relationship is going strong — and becoming more serious, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.
“Ryan is increasingly confident he and Aubrey have what it takes for the long term,” the insider says. “He’s trying not to get too far ahead of himself, it’s still relatively early days after all, but the fact he was willing to go red carpet official was a big step.”
The earlier this month, Live with Kelly & RyanCohost, 47, and model, 24, who is Aubrey Paige Petcosky by full name, made their red-carpet debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York City.
According to Seacrest, the couple is still in the honeymoon phase. However, Seacrest is already discussing next steps.
“At some point in the not to distant future, he wants to settle down and start a family,” the insider tells Use. “He wouldn’t be dating anyone who didn’t have that long term potential.”
The American Idol host, however, isn’t “piling on the pressure or attaching labels” to his and Paige’s relationship, the source explains, adding, “He’s going with the flow but feeling very good about things.”
Paige and Seacrest were first connected in May 2021 when Paige was spotted together in Austin Texas, celebrating Memorial Day. One month later, Use exclusively confirmed they were an item, with a source saying the radio personality and the Texas native are “very happy together and doing great.”
The couple has since kept their relationship somewhat private. Seacrest’s TV cohost Kelly Ripa didn’t even formally meet Paige until April when she joined her beau at Mark Consuelos’ birthday bash.
“Kelly said, ‘We’re all happy you’re here and that you exist because we weren’t sure there was somebody,’” Seacrest recalled during an April episode of Live with Kelly & RyanThe initial encounter.
Ripa, 51, chimed in, “We were starting to be like, ‘Maybe he doesn’t have a special person and maybe we should check in on him more often?’” Once the All My Children alum did get proof that Paige exists, she instantly liked her, telling Seacrest that she “will go into seclusion” if they break up.
For more about Seacrest and Paige’s romance watch the exclusive video above — and pick up the new issue of Us WeeklyAvailable at newsstands now: