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Ryan Seacrest is one of the most well-known names in the industry — but even he has gotten left off the V.I.P. list!
Though he was happy to be personally invited, the talk show cohost admitted that things didn’t go exactly as he planned,especially when he showed up to the party after flying in from New York and was denied entry.
The trouble for Seacrest first started when he said he RSVP’d to the bash without realizing it was in Miami on a Wednesday night.
“She sent me an invitation and I was like, ‘Wow, I got a direct invitation ‘… but the catch was, it was in Miami. So I committed, but I didn’t read the small print,” he admitted, adding that he knew he had to be in New York early Thursday morning for the show.
Despite the tight schedule, Seacrest was determined to make it to Florida. “I’ve known her for a long time. I’m going, I’m getting down there; I’m getting back in time and I’m gonna be there because I got the personal invite,” he shared.
“This is a true story,” Seacrest continued. “So I say, ‘Clearly, there must be a mistake … she invited me personally. Can I see the list?’ Well, sure enough, there’s Ryan T. and Ryan Z., there’s no Ryan Seacrest.”
TheAmerican Idolhost explained that he thought the man would let him in since he knew the pair worked together and were friends, but instead, he was told to “wait under the fan” while he made a phone call.
Seacrest said he was eventually let in — “I was the first person there,” he admitted — but his time crunch only allowed him to stay for half the dinner — and attempting to leave became another unexpected issue.
“I think, ‘There’s a lot of people, so this is gonna be easy,'” he recalled. “‘I have to leave in the middle of the dinner, but they won’t know because there’s so many people there.'”
“Well, A-Rod gets up and makes the most romantic, sweetest speech to Jen in front of everybody,” Seacrest continued of Lopez’s fiancéAlex Rodriguez. “So, I’m sucked into the romance movie and I don’t want to leave.”
Seacrest also pointed out that heading home was nearly impossible as he was sitting to the right of Lopez, with Rodriguez, 43, sitting to her left. “Which is great, but difficult if you have to leave,” he pointed out.
Finally, theAmerican Idolhost was able to head out and catch his plane, but not without feeling some major FOMO on the way home due to avideo Rodriguez shared of Lopez dancingto “All the Way Up” at the DJ booth with champagne spraying around him.
“I think, ‘I actually got to stay for the party’ … then I realize, because of our job, we miss all the fun,” he joked. “I thought the party was over after the protein on the plate … but apparently they turned it up after [I] left.”