Ryan Seacrest and Dominique Piek - new couple alert?

ryan-seacrest-dominique-piek-boating-date-France.jpg Ryan Seacrest split from girlfriend Julianne Hough back in March after nearly three years together. Now the 38-year-old "American Idol" host would seem to have a new lovely lady -- Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Dominique Piek.

The two are rumored to be dating and may have been taking in some sun in the South of France recently -- Seacrest was photographed Sunday (June 30) with a brunette (above, inset), with some sites reporting that is Piek and some saying she's a mystery lady. You be the judge.

Piek, who turns 28 on July 13, is a South African-born model whose biggest gig to date is appearing in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She formerly dated actor Chris Pine, but the two split back in April.

Piek tweets of her recent vacation, which apparently started in Cape Town, South Africa, "Last brunch in Cape Town before my next adventure to Europe tonight! Surrounded by love ... First vacation I'm taking in a long time. Off to another paradise... Goodbye cape town! Had the most love filled week ever. Xxx."
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