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Julianne Hough to 'Redbook': There Was 'Nothing Right' in Past Romantic Relationships

Julianne Hough to 'Redbook': There Was 'Nothing Right' in Past Romantic Relationships

Julianne Hough dances around in Alberta Ferretti on the cover of Redbook magazine’s August 2014 issue, on newsstands July 8.

Here’s what the 25-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On her relationship with Brooks Laich vs. past relationships: “Every relationship, there was nothing wrong or bad, but there was nothing right. I had one foot out because I didn’t want to get hurt. And I didn’t say what was on my mind because I didn’t want to ruffle any feathers. I needed to be perfect. Now I’m not holding anything back because I’d rather get my heart broken than never know what it is to be completely, madly in love. If I had been this open in my last relationship, who knows?”

On what changed her outlook on relationships: “I had this epiphany when my family went to a six-day seminar [last November] about creating your own destiny. I was not into it at first, but I learned so much about myself and why my relationships didn’t work that by the end I was on a high. I was seeing a couple people, but immediately [pretends to text guys], ‘You are nice, but this is going nowhere.’ The next day my Curve co-star introduced [Brooks and me]. It couldn’t have been a better time. We’ve been open and honest from day one.”

The negative experiences she had when she was younger: “I bullied in high school big-time. I had just come back from London (where she trained with professional ballroom dancers) and was the new kid. People looked at me like, she thinks she’s all that. And because I didn’t know how to talk to them, maybe I did come across that way? I don’t know. I got asked to prom by a guy, and he ended up ditching me that day because the girls had told him to do it.”

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Credit: Matt Jones/Redbook
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  • Chad Otero

    Gorgeous photos.

  • Bonnie

    I love her. She is my favorite dancer.

  • Bethany

    She and Ryan broke up?

  • Dave

    Beautiful pictures! I think she should stay single for a while :)

  • Rhonda

    @Bethany: I thought she was engaged to Ryan.

  • Catia

    What? She and Ryan were my favorite couple. I wanted them to get married.

  • Marcia Gordon

    I love the pics where she is jumping in the air. Really lovely.

  • Terry

    The headline is kind of deceptive, as the part where she said there was “nothing wrong” was edited out.

  • Wanda

    The pictures are beautiful. I’m way behind. I thought she was still with Seacrest.

  • Laura

    Julianne is young and beautiful. She shouldn’t have to always be in a steady relationship. She should play the field until she finds out what she wants.

  • Janice

    Did Chuck Wicks ever find someone else, because I thought he and Julianne were adorable together? I heard some dj’s on a country music station say that his song that came out in February, “Us Again” was about her. They broke up years ago, so I wondered if he was still carrying a torch for her. She was only 19 or 20 when they dated, so maybe there is still a chance for them now that she has matured.

  • Betty

    @Janice: I liked them together too, but like you said, she was only 19 when they dated, and he was almost ten years older than her. She was way too young then for a serious relationship.

  • Armando

    The photos, especially the ones where she is jumping, are amazing!

  • Olivia

    We saw her show with her brother in New Orleans, and it was fantastic! She was a real sweetheart. I hope she has great success with a relationship when she is ready.

  • Frannie

    Take a break from steady relationships, and play the field!

  • Mitchell

    She doesn’t have to hold anything back with me!

  • Everly

    She is headed for a broken heart. It’s always better to hold a little back for yourself.

  • ace11

    She completely used Ryan Seacrest to better her status in Hollywood

    If you don’t believe that, then you don’t live on this planet

    Don’t feel empathy for her

  • Everly

    @ace11: Come on! Ryan Seacrest is almost 40 years old ( too old for her, BTW). To say he is some naive child that was used is ridiculous. Besides, he controlled her and steered her into the wrong projects. She was only 21 I think when they started dating. If anybody was being used, it was her.

  • Dave

    @ace11: Ah, poor, poor little Ryan Seacrest. The guy has a net worth of over $250 million, a lot of it coming from the Kardashian horror we all see. If you are trying to make us feel sorry for him, you are failing.

  • Marnie D.

    The photographer got some fantastic shots!

  • Bonnie

    @ace11: You Seacrest fans don’t do him any favors trying to make people feel sorry for him. It just makes him even more annoying.

  • Katie

    I love Julianne. She is my favorite dancer. The pictures are gorgeous!

  • Yolanda

    I didn’t even know she and Ryan broke up!

  • Donna Martinez

    I love the outfit she is wearing in the cover photo!

  • Morgan

    I can’t stand Ryan Seacrest. I don’t feel sorry for him at all. He’s got all that money to comfort him.

  • http://comcast Joni

    Why should you feel sorry for Ryan ( who is a great guy) Ryan broke up with her. One thing that was right Julianne was all the money he spent on you. Right Julianne ?????

  • http://comcast Bridget

    Julianne wanted to get married, Ryan didn’t. Ryan became successful because of hard work . Ryan is a very kind person and very talented.

  • Morgan
  • Morgan

    @Bridget: Most of his success is from the Kardashian bunk. Gross!!

  • Ellie

    I like Ryan and Julianne. There is no big drama. They are still friends. I think the age difference was too big for it to work. All the best to both of them.

  • Brittany

    @Ellie: I agree. Just because two people aren’t right for each other doesn’t mean either one is bad. I like them both too.

  • Leslie

    I read what she said. She never said anything bad about Ryan. If anything she took responsibility for not being able to fully commit. There is really no big story here.

  • Bob Tolliver

    Wow! Beautiful Pictures!