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Julianne Hough Seemingly Talks Split from Ryan Seacrest, Says She Was 'Lost' After the Relationship

Julianne Hough is opening up about a former relationship and it sure sounds like she’s talking about her time with ex-boyfriend Ryan Seacrest.

The 32-year-old former Dancing With the Stars pro spoke with influencer Valeria Lipvetsky during an Instagram Live on Tuesday (November 10).

“It was 2013 and I had just gotten out of a relationship that was very high profile,” Julianne said. “I was on private planes and yachts and living in a very, very well-off house and my life was pretty different from where I grew up. … I had just gotten out of that relationship because I wanted to create that for myself because I kind of felt like I didn’t deserve it. Like, I didn’t earn that, so now I need to go and create that for myself.”

Julianne never mentioned Ryan by name, but we know that she split from him in 2013 after three years of dating. She said that during this relationship, she found herself steering away from “living in a state of perfection and image and doing everything the right way.”

“I kind of just was like, ‘F–k it. I’m just going to do things where I’m not going to necessarily overthink them to make sure that I’m doing everything perfect and right,’” she added. “And that year, I kind of got a little lost. … I was like, ‘I’m 24 and I don’t really know who Julianne is.’”

Several years later, she married Brooks Laich and she announced earlier this year that they had split. Days ago, she filed for divorce.

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Brooks Laich Says He 'Cries All the Time' Amid Divorce from Julianne Hough

Brooks Laich is opening up about his emotions.

During a new episode of his How Men Think podcast, the 37-year-old former NHL player said it has taken him a while to learn how to express himself in a healthy way after feeling “unemotional in personal relationships.”

“I cry all the time and it’s wonderful. It’s something I’ve recently learned since the passing of our two dogs,” Brooks said in reference to the death of dogs Lexi and Harley in 2019, whom he shared with ex-wife Julianne Hough.

“I’ve learned how to honor emotions in the moment and let them come up and through me and out of me, and a lot of times that’s through crying,” Brooks continued. “And you know me … I played pro hockey for 15 years, threw dudes into dudes. I’m a dude. But I love being able to release emotion truthfully, organically, in the moment [and] not suppress it.”

Brooks went on to say that he used to “stuff” his feelings, but realized it was “not healthy” to do.

“It’s liberating to allow and give yourself the grace and the capacity to just allow that emotion to live and come out. And then it’s like, ‘Oh, god. That felt great,’” Brooks shared. “I’ve just learned that, and it is so liberating to honor those emotions and let them come to life. And then they don’t persist with you.”

Brooks‘ comments about his emotions comes after it was revealed that Julianne had officially filed for divorce after three years of marriage.

The filing comes after they announced in May that they had separated.

Find out more about their split here.

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Here's Why Julianne Hough Ended Things with Brooks Laich

There were rumors that Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich were trying to reconcile after splitting up earlier this year.

However, the 32-year-old dancer, singer, and actress filed for divorce from Brooks, 37, earlier this week, officially ending things.

A source is now speaking out about why things did not work out.

“They were trying to get their marriage to work for a long time,” a source told People. “They both made many changes and compromised, but it just wasn’t enough. They don’t have the same vision for the future.”

Find out what the estranged couple were apparently trying to do to get back together amid all sorts of rumors.

So far, neither Brooks nor Julianne have publicly commented on the divorce.

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Julianne Hough Has Filed For Divorce From Brooks Laich

It’s officially over for Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich.

The 32-year-old former Dancing With the Stars pro and actress has filed for divorce from the 37-year-old former hockey player, TMZ reports.

Julianne and Brooks have been separated since May 2020, and were trying to give their marriage another shot, but it seems that things didn’t work out.

The couple met and dated for several years before getting married in 2017.

Julianne and Brooks had been quarantining in separate states as the pandemic swept over the country, with him relocating to Idaho to work on their home there.

“I’ve been on my own. My husband is in Idaho doing lots of yard work…and so we’re kind of doing our separate things right now. But it’s really been a magical time,” she had said at the time during an interview with Oprah magazine.

Just before announcing their separation, Julianne was spotted out with this British film star.

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Julianne Hough Drops 'Transform' Music Video, Directed by Brother Derek Hough, One Year After Making It!

Julianne Hough has finally released a music video for her song “Transform” and you can watch it here!

The 32-year-old dancer, singer, and actress previously released the song a year ago, but she just teamed up with her brother Derek Hough to bring the song to life in this new visual.

“One year ago, I released my song TRANSFORM and created this music video. I wrote this song during a highly transformative time in my life, when I was delayering all my personal, social, and religious conditioning – finding compassion and empathy for ALL parts of me, not just the ‘good’ parts. I was about to release this video, when the most tragic loss of my life abruptly occurred. Time passed, and I felt I had missed my window to release this video,” Julianne wrote on Instagram.

“Personally, this past year has been the most challenging period of my life. Collectively, we are experiencing a global pandemic, extreme injustice, polarization, environmental devastation, and an economic downturn that has contributed to increasing anxiety, depression and fear amongst us,” Julianne continued. “This year has not been easy for anyone and this song rings even more true today than a year ago when I wrote it.”

“My hope in releasing this video now, is that you can see that through the courage and resilience that we innately have within us, we can choose how we live in the world… through the ‘FEAR of change’ or the ‘JOY of Transformation,’” she said.

She concluded the letter, “I’m excited to share this video with all of you, a year later, to hopefully bring some light, color, and FUN to the world right now. This is a Transformative time for all of us. Let me know how this makes you feel.”

Julianne Hough & Brooks Laich Are 'Hoping' to Reconcile, Working on 'Being Open & Respectful'

It looks like Julianne Hough and her estranged husband Brooks Laich are trying to make things work after announcing their separation back in May of 2020.

Julianne and Brooks both want to try to make things work,” a source told ET. “Friends closest to them see this time as very positive.”

They are “hoping for a full reconciliation.”

“They missed being together and they both realized they’d taken each other for granted,” the source added, saying they are “both working on being open and respectful of each other.”

Last month, the pair were seen out to lunch together amid reports that they were “considering” getting back together. Well, it looks like things are heading in a good direction according to this new source report!

Julianne Hough & Brooks Laich Spotted at Lunch in L.A., 'Considering' Getting Back Together

Exactly three months after they confirmed their separation, it appears there’s a chance that Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich might reconcile their relationship!

The 32-year-old dancer and actress and the 37-year-old former hockey player were spotted having lunch together on Thursday (August 27) in Los Angeles.

A source has told People that Brooks wants to get back together with Julianne and she’s “considering” it.

Brooks really still wants to make it work and she’s considering it but taking her time. He’s open to whatever it will take,” the source said. “Julianne likes the idea of freedom but doesn’t want to lose such a good, solid guy. Everyone who knows him knows how grounded and great he is. Her friends and family don’t want her to lose someone like that.”

Julianne had Brooks by her side at her birthday party last month.