Ryan Seacrest thinks the west coast is the best coast for his lifestyle.
According to a new report, the media mogul, who was commuting several times a week between Los Angeles and New York City before the pandemic, is considering staying in L.A. permanently.
"He loves Los Angeles and misses the lifestyle," a source told Closer. "He has nothing against New York, but he feels that he was healthier in L.A."
The report comes after Ryan's health scare during the "American Idol" finale last month.
Fans first became concerned about Ryan's health when they felt he exhibited signs of a stroke toward the end of the show — viewers noticed that Ryan seemed to have a swollen eye and was slightly slurring his words. Immediately there was worry, and many viewers took to Twitter to openly wonder if something severe was happening. The following day, Ryan took an unexpected day off from co-hosting "Live" with Kelly Ripa, further concerning fans.
"It was a last-minute thing and there was a sense of panic at ABC when we were told that Ryan couldn't make it that morning," a source said.
Ryan later equated it to "exhaustion," and his rep said he was simply overworked and denied that Ryan suffered a stroke on the air. Not long after, a report said ABC executives were "extremely worried that he is overdoing it."
His health issues not withstanding, Closer's source said Ryan has gotten incredibly comfortable being home in L.A. in quarantine. For several months, he's been filming "Live" remotely, as has Kelly.
The situation "has had him thinking," the source said. "Once the [shelter in place] ban is lifted, he doesn't know how he'll feel."
A potential permanent move to California would cause issues with "Live," which films in New York, and Kelly is "nervous," the source said, because she "loves working with" Ryan.
"Ryan knows the show needs the hosts in the same room," the source added, "but right now, he's dreading the thought of not living in California."