Ryan Seacrest isn't feeling pressure from family to get married -- here's the funny reason why (exclusive)

Ryan Seacrest isn’t rushing down the aisle anytime soon.

ET caught up with the American Idol host at KIIS FM’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball presented by Capital One on Friday night, where he explained that his family isn’t pressuring him to settle down with girlfriend Shayna Taylor — because they’re too distracted by his sister, Meredith Seacrest!

“No. Here's the good news about my family: they are so distracted that my sister is having a baby in about three days, they don't even know I exist,” he explained, before adding that he’s so excited to be a first-time uncle, he’s been honing his baby-handling skills.

“I'm practicing with different objects,” he explained to ET’s Katie Krause. “[And learning] how to hold, you know, how to hold babies. So I think I've got it down.”

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CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - JUNE 19: Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor attend a VIP dinner party hosted by iHeartMedia and MediaLink during the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on June 19, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - JUNE 19: Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor attend a VIP dinner party hosted by iHeartMedia and MediaLink during the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on June 19, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 08: Shayna Taylor (L) and Ryan Seacrest at the Casamigos House of Friends Dinner on June 8, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Casamigos )
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 18: Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor are seen arriving at the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on May 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG017/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 05: Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor attend the Sixth Annual Hamptons Paddle & Party For Pink To Benefit Breast Cancer Research Foundation on August 5, 2017 in Bridgehampton, New York. (Photo by Steven Henry/Getty Images for Breast Cancer Research Foundation)
BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 05: Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor attend the Hamptons Paddle and Party for Pink to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundationon August 5, 2017 at Fairview on Mecox Bay in Bridgehampton, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor attend the MOCA Gala 2017 on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: (L-R) Shayna Taylor, Tv personality Ryan Seacrest and guests at the MOCA Gala 2017 honoring Jeff Koons at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on April 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for MOCA)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: Shayna Taylor, LACMA Trustee Ryan Seacrest, Katia Francesconi and LACMA Trustee Steve Tisch attend LACMA 2017 Collectors Committee Gala at LACMA on April 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: LACMA Trustee Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor attend LACMA 2017 Collectors Committee Breakfast and Curator Presentations at LACMA on April 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: LACMA Trustee Ryan Seacrest; Shayna Taylor and Collectors Committee Chair Ann Colgin attend LACMA 2017 Collectors Committee Breakfast and Curator Presentations at LACMA on April 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor are seen on October 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11: Shayna Taylor and Ryan Seacrest attend The Pink Agenda's Annual Gala at Tribeca Rooftop on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for The Pink Agenda)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Shayna Taylor and Ryan Seacrest attend the Samsung Charity Gala 2018 at The Manhattan Center on September 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Samsung)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor are seen on September 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Ryan Seacrest (L) and model Shayna Taylor pose backstage for Naeem Khan during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 9: Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor attend the men's final on day 14 of the 2018 tennis US Open on Arthur Ashe stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2018 in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor at the 2018 US Open Men's Championship game on September 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Shayna Taylor and Ryan Seacrest at Day 14 of the US Open held at the USTA Tennis Center on September 9, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Adrian Edwards/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 18: Shayna Taylor and Ryan Seacrest are seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on May 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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The 43-year-old Live With Kelly and Ryan co-host also admitted that, despite being arguably one of the industry’s most prominent interviewers, he still has moments when he’s left totally in awe by a celebrity he admires.

“Yeah,” he answered when asked if he still gets starstruck. “I say stupid things all the time.”

Seacrest is currently in the midst of filming the upcoming season of American Idol and although he was pretty tight-lipped regarding what fans can expect to see, he did promise that there’s going to be some tearjerking moments on the show.

“There is a very emotional audition,” he teased. “I don't want to tell you everything, but there was a very emotional audition that left everyone in the room in tears.”

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