America's Got Talent star Julianne Hough had nothing to hide in a recent interview where she discussed her sexuality. She also talked about her close relationship with her husband.
Hough has been in the public eye since appearing as a judge on Dancing with the Stars. Now a panelist on America's Got Talent, - a reality competition series showcasing the talents of undiscovered performers - the professional dancer has had a lot of high-profile relationships. She previously dated American Idol host Ryan Seacrest for several years. Hough went on to date and eventually marry Canadian professional ice hockey player Brooks Laich in 2017. Despite only dating men in the public eye and never discussing her sexuality with the press before, Hough recently revealed she isn't straight.
In an interview with Women's Health, Hough opened up about her relationship with her husband Laich. She said she's been able to be more herself with him than in any other relationship before. She began to identify with the "woman" in her that didn't need anyone, rather than the "girl" in her that depended on him, she explained. Hough added that she felt so comfortable with Laich that she could finally talk to him about her sexuality, telling him she "isn't straight." She told her husband that while she isn't heterosexual, she "chooses" to be with him. She didn't add if she identified as anything specific, only saying she isn't straight.
She went on to explain why this reveal was so significant, saying that there is a "safety " she feels with Laich that allows her to unpack all of her feelings without any "shame or guilt" about what she'd been told in the past or how she was raised. Hough added that she's "de-layering all the survival tactics" she learned when she was growing up, becoming more and more her true "authentic self." And now, with Laich, she feels "limitless."
Hopefully, Hough and Laich will end up having a long and happy future together, and it's great to see Hough is in a relationship where she feels comfortable enough to be herself - and comfortable enough to share her sexuality with the world. At the end of the day, as long as two people are happy - as is clearly the case with this couple - it's not about someone's sexual identity, but with whom they ultimately choose to share their lives.
Source: Women's Health