Ryan Seacrest and SI Model Dominique Piek Casually Dating

si model dominique piek and ryan seacrest

Ryan Seacrest and Sports Illustrated model Dominique Piek have reportedly shared a few dinner dates recently, suggesting that they are in the early stages of a relationship.

Seacrest and former 'DWTS' pro dancer Julianne Hough ended their three year "live in" arrangement in March... right about the same time that Piek and actor Chris Pine curtailed their 18 month hookup.

piek and pine before the split

In the June-July 2013 issue of 'OUT' magazine, Pine spoke about his breakup, "It's really hard in our business to maintain something.  For me, right now, it'd be really hard."

According to the Twitter feeds of Seacrest and Piek -- they're also busy to the max.

The South African model recently jetted off to Capetown for a short visit with family while her 'American Idol' host "love interest" was in Seoul, South Korea to do some promo work in advance of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

In addition to his 'Idol' gig, Seacrest is a radio host, penned a long-term deal in 2012 with NBC Universal and has a lucrative contract with the E! network, as Ryan Seacrest Media.  Among the growing list of popular reality shows produced by RSM: "Keeping Up with the Kardashians,' and 'Kourtney & Kim Take Miami,'

Photos:  Twitter-Dominique Piek, Twitter-Ryan Seacrest, WENN