Multi-talent Julianne Hough might be best known as a professional dancer, but she is also an actress, singer, and songwriter.
The 33-year-old Utah native tied the knot with professional Canadian hockey player Brooks Laich in 2017; however, Hough filed documents to end their three-year marriage in November 2020. The pair had previously announced that they were going their separate ways a few months earlier.
In May, they released a joint statement that read: “We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate. We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place. We kindly request your compassion and respect for our privacy moving forward.”
Laich has already moved on with CrossFit athlete Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir, who made their relationship Instagram-official after she posted a photo of the pair sipping coconuts through straws.
“Life is better with a couple coconuts & this favorite human of mine,” she captioned the snap.
Now it seems that Hough might be moving on as well!
Julianne Hough Packs On The PDA In LA
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According to Page Six, Hough was photographed kissing a tall, white, tattooed man outside of a restaurant in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon. After they exchanged a hug, the potential couple headed inside to pick up “green juices and a brown bag of food.”
The “Dancing With the Stars” alum was dressed for the fall in a fuzzy brown jacket, gray sweatpants, and what looks to be UGG slip-on slippers. Her companion was dressed in a green t-shirt, brown slacks, and white sneakers.
Although rumors were swirling that Hough had started dating “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” actor Ben Barnes, a source told People that the two are “just friends” after they were photographed together on an ice cream outing.
“They have been friends for eight years,” the source said. “There is nothing more to it.”
Although she may not be dating Barnes, fans had plenty to say about this mysterious new beau!
Fans Can’t Help But Weigh In On Julianne Hough Dating Drama
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Hough’s companion was tall, white, and tattooed, which is something that fans couldn’t help but notice after Kourtney Kardashian became engaged to Travis Barker and Kim Kardashian finally confirmed her romance with “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson.
“Lanky and tattooed is really having a moment right now,” one fan wrote.
“These white skinny tall tattooed guys are all the rage these days,” another added.
“Wait I thought she was with Ryan Seacrest?” another asked. “Am I late or am I wrong? Somebody bring me up to speed.”
“The couple that wears sweats together stays together,” a fan joked.
“She is a beautiful woman and a kind soul,” another wrote. “Hope she finds her true love.”
Many fans also questioned their potential romance, with one fan writing, “I thought she was a lesbian now.”
In an interview with Woman’s Health, Hough revealed that she told her husband that she wasn’t straight four months after their wedding.
“I (told him), ‘You know I’m not straight, right?’ And he was like, ‘I’m sorry, what?’ I was like, ‘I’m not. But I choose to be with you,’” she revealed.
Hough’s brother, dancer Derek Hough, showed support for his sister, writing “Proud of you @juleshough. A beautiful article about shedding the protective walls that can imprison us. A stunning artistic representation capturing the courage of realizing your true essence and strength.”