Hoff also sounded off about what it was like watching his ex make the rounds on TV, telling Seacrest, "It was quite easy" to bite his tongue as she told the world about their lives. Hoff thanked Ryan and his "Idol" co-star Simon Cowell for "coming to his rescue" during those times.
Hoff ended the interview by taking a thinly veiled parting shot at his ex, telling Seacrest that despite everything she said on all of the shows, "It turns out ... who gets custody?!" Ouch.
On a sad note, Hoff revealed that he's currently in New York working on a new album.