Julianne Hough was ''reluctant'' to date Ryan Seacrest.

The 24-year-old beauty - who met the 'American Idol' host in 2007 - admits she was so nervous about their first date she barraged him with questions rather than simply enjoying her time with him.

She said: ''I was reluctant because he is such an influential guy and what if it didn't work out? Our first date, I was so nervous that I just sat there and interviewed him with questions like, 'Are you loyal?' and, 'Are you close to your family?' ''

However, Julianne - whose brother is 'Dancing With The Stars' professional Derek Hough - is now so comfortable with him that she has put on weight, and can no longer drink cheap wine due to the cultural influence he has had on her.

She said to US Instyle Makeover magazine: ''I'm 20lbs heavier than I was when we started dating, and now we always have great wine, and I can tell the difference.

''So I told him, 'You ruined my life because I can't go to a friend's house and drink cheap wine anymore!' ''