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01/23/2013 10:20 am ET

Ryan Seacrest: Julianne Hough Is 'The Best Part Of Every Day' (VIDEO)

Ryan Seacrest has made a name for himself as the hardest working man in Hollywood (or at least, television), with gigs on "American Idol," E! News and his own radio shows, not to mention his producing roles for shows like "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." But the ubiquitous 38-year-old host told Chelsea Handler that the best part of his day was actually away from set, with 24-year-old girlfriend Julianne Hough.

"She's so beautiful... stunning," he said on her late-night talk show Tuesday night. "She's the best part of every day," he added, saying that marriage and children was something that both he and Hough wanted.

Seacrest and the two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion first met in 2007, when "Dancing With the Stars" and "American Idol" were filmed in adjacent studio locations. They began dating in 2010. In September, Hough told InStyle magazine that she initially was hesitant to date Seacrest. "I was reluctant because he is such an influential guy, and what if it didn't work out?" she said. "Our first date, I was so nervous that I just sat there and interviewed him with questions like, 'Are you loyal?' and 'Are you close to your family?'"

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