“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.