- Julianne Hough opened up about her sexuality in the September issue of Women’s Health magazine.
- Julianne revealed that she isn’t straight and how she told her husband, Brooks Laich.
Julianne Hough, one of America’s favorite dancing queens, just revealed a major detail about herself that we had absolutely no idea about—until now. It might be a good time to remind you that Julianne tied the knot with her husband, professional ice hockey player Brooks Laich, in 2017 and has been happily married ever since. Why the reminder? Well, despite the fact that Julianne appears to be in a heterosexual relationship, she just explained that she doesn’t identify as straight.
In a cover interview with Women’s Health magazine, Julianne said that marrying Brooks allowed her to realize her true sexual identity. “I was connecting to the woman inside that doesn’t need anything versus the little girl that looked to him to protect me,” she told the magazine. “I was like, Is he going to love this version of me? But the more I dropped into my most authentic self, the more attracted he was to me. Now we have a more intimate relationship.”
Given the amount of trust that it takes for a marriage to work, Julianne felt more open with Brooks than ever. “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,’” Julianne said. “I think there’s a safety with my husband now that I’m unpacking all of this, and there’s no fear of voicing things that I’ve been afraid to admit or that I’ve had shame or guilt about because of what I’ve been told or how I was raised.”
Julianne now uses her experience to channel her truest self in her work, and she wants others to do the same in their lives. “When I think about what I want to create, I want to help people connect back to their truest self,” she said. “When that happens, they can relate to the people around them with no filter and experience the world how we’re supposed to experience it—in its most pure form, which I believe is love.”
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