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After dating for more than two years, Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough have decided to take a break and are living apart, sources close to the couple confirm to PEOPLE.
The sources maintain that busy work schedules proved to be a great challenge for them both, although they are still in regular contact and remain friends.
Reps for Hough and Seacrest declined to comment.
The American Idol host and media mogul, 38, and former Dancing with the Stars pro and actress, 24, have spoken candidly in the past about juggling career and a relationship.
"It's a hard thing to do, especially when you're so caught up in your work and bettering yourself," Hough recently toldPARADE. "I think at the end of the day you have to find a balance with what's really important."
After ringing in the new year, the duo enjoyed a romantic getaway in St. Bart's days later.
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES
Oz the Great and Powerful was the top movie at the box office for the second weekend in a row, adding another $42.2 million domestically and $46.6 million overseas for a worldwide total to date of $281.8 million, making it easily the biggest hit of 2013 so far.
The Call, a thriller starring Halle Berry as 911 operator who takes a call from a teenage girl, played by Abigail Breslin, who has just been abducted, and realizes she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life, opened in second place. Michael Eklund and Michael Imperioli co-star.
The comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey as rival Las Vegas magicians, opened disappointingly in third place, making only $10.3 million. Co-starring are Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin and James Gandolfini.
1. Oz the Great and Powerful, $42.2 million
2. The Call, $17.1 million
3. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, $10.3 million
4. Jack the Giant Slayer, $6.2 million
5. Identity Thief, $4.5 million
6. Snitch, $3.5 million
7. 21 and Over, $2.6 million
8. Silver Linings Playbook, $2.6 million
9. Safe Haven, $2.5 million
10. Escape From Planet Earth, $2.3 million