Last month, retired E! wardrobe stylist Suzie Hardy claimed in an interview with Variety that her former boss Ryan Seacrest sexually harassed her and touched her inappropriately on multiple occasions. She claimed that, during her time working for Ryan in the mid-2000s, the American Idol host shoved her head near his crotch and hugged her while wearing nothing but underwear, among other troubling incidents.
Days after the allegations — which Ryan has vehemently denied — made headlines, the 43-year-old media mogul's girlfriend, Shayna Taylor, took to Instagram to defend her man. "I love you so much Ryan. You are the most respectful, well mannered, civil, gracious, loving, kind human being," the model, 25, wrote on Feb. 28. "I have known you for 6 years and every day you impress me with your kindness."
She added, "Not only to me or your friends and family, but most importantly in your work environment. You have worked SO hard to be where you are and you deserve it. #iloveyou #foreversupportyou #teamryan #teamseacrest"
Despite reports that celebrities were planning to avoid speaking to Ryan on the red carpet at the 2018 Oscars this past Sunday, a handful of A-listers — including Taraji P. Henson, who threw him some low-key shade — agreed to be interviewed by the news personality. That morning, Shayna offered Ryan words of encouragement via social media.
"To a day that should be like any other day — let your goofy, charming spirit shine through. Without you TV would be pointless to watch," she wrote. "The people that know you, and honor you know the truth — and the truth always prevails." While we know Shayna will stick by Ryan’s side no matter what, Life & Style rounded up some other facts about the blonde beauty. Keep scrolling to learn more!
Shayna Taylor is a chef.
She frequently posts recipes on her personal Instagram account — and her separate nutrition-focused page called My Bikini Kitchen. She has also hosted several cooking segments on Ryan’s daily talk show, Live With Kelly and Ryan.
Shayna Taylor loves to travel.
The best part about dating Ryan? Getting to travel the world. Back in January, she shared a photo of herself and Ryan enjoying time in Italy, while also expressing her love for the European country: "I know I just got home from Italy, but I’m already dreaming of Umbria, truly my favorite. oh, & he’s my favorite too."
Shayna Taylor and Ryan Seacrest already have a "family."
Yep, she and Ryan consider their adorable pack of pups to be their kids. "Our cute little family," she wrote alongside December 13 photo with Ryan and their canine companions.
Shayna Taylor is the definition of #bodygoals.
Shayna frequently posts sizzling snaps of herself rocking skin-baring swimwear. She posted a photo of herself clad in a tiny, white two-piece on Tuesday, March 6, and suddenly, the sight of her washboard abs is making us want to hit the gym ASAP.
Shayna Taylor is a daredevil.
Dogs are one thing, but cuddling a wildcat?! We wouldn’t dream of it. Shayna proved in a December 5 Instagram post that she is brave AF when she casually snapped a pic of herself kissing a leopard’s face.