Julianne Hough: I'm "Not Straight," But I'm Married to a Man

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Julianne Hough poses naked in the latest issue of Women's Health.

And yet... somehow this isn't the reason everyone is talking about this dancer's cover story with that magazine today.

How is that possible, you may be wondering, considering what Hough looks like?

Julianne Hough is a Vision


She tells the publication that, although she's married to a man named Brooks Laich, she's actually "not straight" and she once had a long talk with him about this fact.

This is the sort of tidbit that overshadows even Julianne Hough's nude body, you know?

“I [told him], ‘You know I’m not straight, right?’ And he was like, ‘I’m sorry, what?’” the ex- Dancing With the Stars judge says in the September 2019 issue of Women’s Health, adding:

“I was like, ‘I’m not. But I choose to be with you.’”

Julianne Hough at the Awards

The veteran television personality tied the knot with Laich in 2017, following many years of being one of Hollywood's best-known virgins.

She famously dated Ryan Seacrest for a long time prior to getting with Laich.

She explained to Women's Health -- for its annual "Naked Strength" edition -- that her very personal "massive transformation" came four months after the couple's wedding.

“I think there’s a safety with my husband now that I’m unpacking all of this," Hough continued.

"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 Hough and Laich Brooks' Marital Bliss

While Hough emphasized that her professional hockey player husband has been by her side this entire time, and that she's happy she's been so candid with him, she was still anxious to discuss parts of her journey with him.

You can understand why, right?

"I was connecting to the woman inside that doesn’t need anything, versus the little girl that looked to him to protect me,” she said, adding:

“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."

Props to Brooks Laich, huh?

Julianne Hough, Husband

"Now we have a more intimate relationship," Hough said of her marriage.

Hough feels better than ever before about herself as well.

“I’m going to shift for the rest of my life,” she told Women’s Health, concluding on this topic as follows:

“I’m not like, ‘Oh, I got it.’ But I’m trusting myself now, and when I’m totally connected to me, I feel full. I want others to see that in themselves too."

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Julianne Hough Biography

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