"She and Ryan have been out to dinner together twice in one week recently," a source close to Piek told In Touch at the time, adding the couple got along "really well."
Reports Seacrest and ex-girlfriend Julianne Houghcalled it quits after nearly three years of dating first surfaced in March, when the pair had decided to "take a break" and end their living-together arrangement.
Heavy work schedules made it difficult for Seacrest and the 24-year-old former Dancing with the Stars professional dancer to maintain their relationship, according to People sources, but they had intended to remain friends.
Besides his role on American Idol, Seacrest's numerous other work endeavors include his On Air With Ryan Seacrest radio show, E! News responsibilities, and his TV production company.
Meanwhile, Hough's career is on the rise as she's branched out into acting roles and recently served as a guest judge on Dancing with the Stars' most recent seventeenth edition.