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Ryan Seacrest failed to gush over the performance from his ex-girlfriend Julianne Hough on Monday night.
As host of the Disney Holiday Singalong, it was the job of the American Idol veteran to introduce the clips then follow up later.
And after the 32-year-old beauty danced around her home, he looked stone faced and offered no props. Earlier, he gave compliments to her brother Derek’s dance.
No props for my ex: Ryan Seacrest failed to gush over the performance from his ex-girlfriend Julianne Hough on Monday night. As host of the Disney Holiday Singalong, it was the job of the American Idol veteran to introduce the clips then follow up later
Ryan wore a green and white Mickey Mouse sweater as he sat in a living room setting for the fun, all-star ABC special.
Up first was Michael Buble and his wife and kids as he sang It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.
Later in the show, Derek from Dancing With The Stars and World Of Dance fame did an incredible set with real life girlfriend Hayley Erbert.
His ex: When it came time for Julianne to dance, Ryan gave an introduction but did not mention they had a past
Dancing queen: Hough gave it her all as she danced around her home, even making several wardrobe changes
They danced on a stage to Jingle Bells and their moves were very impressive.
After his dance, Ryan said that Julianne has a tough act to follow because her brother Derek was so dazzling.
When it came time for Julianne to dance, Ryan gave an introduction but did not mention they had a past.
Hough gave it her all as she danced around her home, even making several wardrobe changes.
Her songs were Whistle While You Work and Let It Snow.
Whistle While You Work was her song: The siren is seen here in ruby red silk pajamas
She sure was game: At one point the Utah native was seen inside her fireplace
When her clip ended, Ryan was seen in his wingback leather chair looking a bit stone faced as he did not comment on her wonderful work. He only introduced the next clip.
Also on the show was Pink, who sung The Christmas Song with her daughter Willow, and Ciara, who featured two of her children while belting out Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree.
This comes after Julianne said she felt she ‘didn’t deserve’ the lifestyle she led with Seacrest.
He liked these two: Julianne’s brother Derek did an incredible set with real life girlfriend Hayley Erbert. After his dance, Ryan said that Julianne has a tough act to follow because Derek was so dazzling
The dancer was in a relationship with the presenter for three years until 2013.
She recalled how he showed her the high life which included private jets and fancy yachts.
Looking back: Julianne reflected on her past relationship with Ryan on an Instagram Live discussion; the pair is seen at the Safe Haven premiere in 2013
The VIP life: The duo on a jet ski outside the yacht they stayed on in Saint Barths in 2012
Speaking with influencer Valeria Lipovetsky on Instagram Live, she said, ‘I was on private planes and yachts and living in a very, very well-off house and my life was pretty different from where I grew up.’ She was raised in Utah with brother Derek Hough, also a DWTS vet.
But then the glam faded when they split. ‘It was 2013 and I had just gotten out of a relationship that was very high profile,’ the star said never mentioning Ryan’s name.
She added that she left the relationship because ‘I wanted to create that for myself because I kind of felt like I didn’t deserve it. Like, I didn’t earn that, so now I need to go and create that for myself.’
The Footloose actress admitted she lost her sense of self at the time.
‘During that year of my life…I just kind of went off and I did things different than I had done before,’ said Hough.
Julianne explained that, during the relationship, she found herself steering away from ‘living in a state of perfection and image and doing everything the right way.’
She added: ‘I kind of just was like…I’m just going to do things where I’m not going to necessarily overthink them to make sure that I’m doing everything perfect and right.
‘And that year, I kind of got a little lost…I was like, “I’m 24 and I don’t really know who Julianne is.”‘
Julianne went on to marry Brooks Laich in 2017 but they split earlier this year and she recently filed for divorce.
Although the two tried to work on their marriage, they ultimately felt as though they had too many differences to make a romance work between them.
The good life indeed: In 2010 having a romantic meal of fresh grilled lobster on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The former couple remained close after splitting in May because of their mutual friends and shared business deals, but have now officially decided they’re better off as friends.
The Rock Of Ages actress and her estranged spouse announced their separation in a joint statement earlier this year, after they had spent months self-isolating separately amid the coronavirus pandemic, with Brooks in Idaho and Julianne at home in Los Angeles.
Their statement read: ‘We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate. We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place. We kindly request your compassion and respect for our privacy moving forward.’
The former pair: Brooks and Hough announced their separation earlier this year and recently filed for divorce; the former pair is seen in 2019