I may live to regret this Julianne Hough post because god knows she’s not much of a conversation starter. Her new pixie haircut drew some attention but not in a juicy gossip sense. People paid attention to Julianne when she broke up with Ryan Seacrest and did blackface last Halloween, but she’s usually the type to fly under the radar. She’s done so for the past several months in fact.
Until now. These photos show Julianne with her new man, NHL player Brooks Laich, on Sunday and Monday when they made happy-couple outings to Whole Foods and Bristol Farms. Us Weekly has photos of Julianne and Brooks at Disneyland on Saturday. That’s three days in a row of photo ops. This may not be a sudden romance, but the rollout sure is coming fast and furious. Here’s some details from Us on how they got together:
Julianne Hough has a new beau to go with her new ‘do! The Rock of Ages actress, 25 — who debuted a new pixie cut earlier this month — is dating hocker player Brooks Laich of the Washington Capitals, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly.
The couple stepped out together on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., where they were spotted holding hands and sharing a kiss, an onlooker tells Us. They also took a hike with her two dogs on Sunday, Feb. 16, in Studio City, Calif.
The two were set up by a mutual friend, one insider tells Us. “It works out well,” the source says, noting that Hough is into sports. “They’re having fun.” Adds another insider: “She’s happier than ever.”
The former Dancing With the Stars pro has not been linked seriously with anyone since her split from Ryan Seacrest in March 2013. Though her ex has been spotted with model Shayna Terese Taylor, Hough has been spending time with girlfriends like Nina Dobrev, who briefly dated her pal’s brother, Derek Hough.
Laich, meanwhile, seemed to be in the mood for romance on Feb. 14, when he tweeted, “Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone — hope you are spending it with that special someone who makes you happy! #onelove.”
[From Us Weekly]
I’m seeing shades of Kaley Cuoco here. Are you? I don’t mean to imply that either Julianne or Kaley are in the midst of showmances, but Julianne and her man want us to see them together. This almost seems like an “Eat your heart out, Ryan Seacrest” type of moment. I mean, Ryan is no Superman, but Julianne wants everyone to know how comfy she is with her new dude. Comfy enough to buy bulk paper goods together. Is that toilet paper? Maybe not. They’re not that serious yet, right? Toilet paper = super serious.
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