After months of anticipation, the 90th Academy Awards air tonight, March 4th at 5 p.m. PT. But before the show, TV host Ryan Seacrest led E!’s red carpet pre-show coverage as usual, despite the fact that one of his former stylists has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against him. And the awards show veteran’s embattled appearance on the red carpet have left many wondering about Seacrest’s girlfriend.
Seacrest is in a relationship with model Shayna Taylor. The couple first started dating in 2013, but they broke up for a brief period before getting back together. The two have lived together in New York since May 2017. In addition to be a model, Taylor is also passionate about cooking, and she runs an Instagram account called My Bikini Kitchen, where she routinely posts recipes and health advice. Her personal account is filled with photos of her and Seacrest, along with their two dogs.
Taylor has also spoken out about the sexual harassment claims against Seacrest. She defended her boyfriend against the recent accusations in a February 28th Instagram post.
In November, it was first revealed that E! had begun conducting an independent investigation into Seacrest’s alleged sexual harassment, and Seacrest denied any wrongdoing at the time. But the claims surfaced again on February 26th, when Variety published a letter detailing the harassment that stylist Suzie Hardy said she endured from Seacrest from 2007 to 2013. Seacrest responded by accusing Hardy of lying and implying that she had filed the sexual harassment claim for money. As a result of Hardy’s allegations, many celebrities reportedly considered avoiding Seacrest on the red carpet.
The accusations against Seacrest are serious, and Hardy, like all survivors of sexual misconduct, deserves to be heard. We stand by her and all who have experienced sexual harassment or assault.