Despite initially citing "hectic schedules" as the reason for their breakup, Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough might have parted ways for a very different reason.
Apparently, 24-year-old Hough's young and lively lifestyle bothered the older, more settled Seacrest, 38, until he could no longer take it. "Ryan tried his best to keep up with Julianne, but in the end he just couldn't," quotes RadarOnline from the National Enquirer.
“He's older, already established and set in his ways, and he was getting tired of telling her to lay off the alcohol and stop overindulging," National Enquirer's source added. "They constantly fought because he wanted her to slow down and she wanted him to lighten up and enjoy life more."
Oh, a classic case of insurmountable age difference. Or is it...?
Ever since reports of the couple's breakup after three years of dating started pouring in, the Internet has been swamped with vicious rumors of the alleged reasons why. Anything from Seacrest's sexuality to Hough's brother Derek's involvement is being put to question, and fans of the couple are taking sides post-split -- with the bubbly Julianne ("She is young and should be having fun!") or with camp Ryan ("He needs someone who knows what she wants and is more mature.")
Seacrest was seen just days after his breakup at Justin Timberlake's record release party for "The 20/20 Experience" and looked like his usual dapper self. Hough shared photos of herself with friends Nina Dobrev and Kaley Cuoco the day before.