“I’m Not Straight” – Julianne Hough Told Husband In 2019

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They celebrated two years of marriage in 2019, but Julianne Hough revealed in an interview with Women’s Health Magazine that she also dropped a bombshell on her husband.

Professional dancer, singer, actress, and America’s Got Talent judge graced the cover of Women’s Health’s annual “Naked Strength” cover, and she bared it all – physically and emotionally.

In the interview, she revealed that four months after she wed former professional hockey player Brooks Laich, she began a “massive transformation.”

She says, “I was connecting to the woman inside that doesn’t need anything, versus the little girl that looked to him to protect me. 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.”

As she became her most authentic self, the couple began to have a more intimate relationship, which allowed Hough to finally open up to Laich about her sexuality.

She says the way she told her husband was by saying, “You know I’m not straight, right?”

The multi-talent tells the magazine, “[Laich] was like, ‘I’m sorry what?’ I was like, ‘I’m not. But I choose to be with you.’”

Since “unpacking” all of this, Hough says there’s a new sense of safety with her husband.

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,” she said.

The couple appeared happier than ever at the time of the interview in August 2019. They also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and went vacationing in Africa with family.

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Congrats to our entire team for summiting Mount Kilimanjaro! So proud of @michaelpoole47 @marabethpoole @juleshough and @janelaich for making the trek to 19,340 feet of elevation, and standing atop the tallest peak in all of Africa! This week has been nothing short of amazing, getting to spend quality time with family members, undertaking a challenge together, and achieving a goal as a group, and individuals. So many specials memories, including the view from the top – something I will always remember for the rest of my life! I want to send a massive thank you to our head guide @msafiri.munna, our assistant guide @georgo.mosses, and our other assistant guide Prosper, for making this possible. You are truly the best on the mountain, and thank you for making this dream possible for us! Also, a massive thank you to the rest of the staff that was with us all week! Our cook Coleman, our attendant Lucas and his assistant Boniface, our camp manager Moses, and all the porters that hauled our food, tents, and supplies up the mountain. None of this would be possible without each and every one of you! Thank you @eddiebauer for outfitting all 5 of us from head to toe with your First Ascent gear to keep us warm all week! Huge fan of your gear – so comfortable, warm, and packs super efficiently – can’t say enough about how well the gear performed through all 4 climactic regions on the climb! So thank you very much @eddiebauer! And thank you @blacktomatotravel, and namely Tessa, for all your hard work coordinating and booking this adventure for us. Nobody does travel and adventure better than you guys, and thank you Tessa for going over and above to ensure we would have the best experience ever! #BTtravels And thank you to all of you who have been on this journey with us, and sent words of encouragement! We appreciate the support – and share this incredible memory with you! Cheers to the top! ?

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