A Look Back At Ryan Seacrest And Julianne Hough's Romantic Relationship

More than 85% of Americans know who Ryan Seacrest is. Yet, the popular television host has managed to keep his personal life largely away from the spotlight.

When it came to light in the beginning of 2010, Seacrest's relationship with Julianne Hough attracted a lot of attention—perhaps due to his low-key dating history.

Hough revealed the "American Idol" host's penchant for grand gestures by gushing about her then-boyfriend.

She said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in November, "He's really romantic.

When I got in my car, there were flowers everywhere, and he isn't even in town. Similar for my birthday.

When Hough and Seacrest began dating, she was just 21 years old. However, he was said to have been interested in the "Dancing With the Stars" contestant for some time.

She was said to have told a TMZ source that "he was after me since I was 18.

Because he wasn't her type, it took Hough that long to agree to go out with him. He was persistent after a few years, so I went out on a date with him and realized how much I liked him.