Julianne Hough: ‘I’m a deep-ass person. There is no right or wrong in my viewpoint’

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Julianne Hough covers the latest issue of Women’s Health (the American edition). Julianne is going through some well-documented changes – her marriage to Brooks Laich is (as I write this) falling apart, and they’re now formally separated. She’s been seen out with some other dude. She came out as a bisexual last year. And she’s been going all-in on some very Goop-like pseudoscience and everything “holistic.” This interview is basically an extension of all of that, and it made my head hurt. I hope we have some scientists commenting on this post, because I lack the energy to go point by bonkers point here. You can read the full piece here. Some highlights:

Her KINRGY dance workouts built on simple movements. “It’s a blessing to be able to offer [via Internet] what people need most in this world right now, which is to feel certainty that they’re going to be okay, and that they have the power to release all that stress and anxiety and fear. I believe we’re all dancers. We were much more self-expressed when we were kids. I’m trying to help people reconnect back to that inner child.

Her perspective on holistic wellness. “Everything is made up of energy. If you think about the universe, only 4.6 percent of it is matter. So really, we’re all just made up of energy, and if we’re not focusing on our energetic health, we’re missing most of what this universe is. If we don’t move our body to [release] a mental connection, we can never transform the experience we’re holding on to.”

Doing a thing at Davos this year: At Davos, Julianne lay facedown on a table while John Amaral—an energy practitioner whom she credits for much of her new way of thinking—appears to lift an invisible force from her back, causing her to writhe and moan. “Trust me, I got all the comments,” she says good-naturedly, before stating that he was simply removing “stuck” energy from her spine. “Everything that’s energy moves in a wave,” she says, by way of explaining her reaction, which basically looked like she was doing the worm.

She’s not afraid of “exploring alternative practices”: “I’m a deep-ass person. There is no right or wrong in my viewpoint. It is based on what works well for you. If those modalities feel strange to people, it may not be for them—or it may not be for them yet—and I’m okay with that. I believe in helping people trust what’s already within them. The whole mission is to help people connect to their most authentic self.”

Her transformation began a few years ago: She “started unplugging from the societal beliefs and cultural beliefs and religious beliefs that I grew up in.” That included a more fluid understanding of her own sexuality. “I believe in soul love, whatever that looks like. I kind of don’t believe in labels. It doesn’t mean that I won’t have a baby, etc. It just means that I’ve unplugged from what I feel like I should be doing versus what I actually want to be doing.”

Freezing her eggs: “I think the healthier I am from the inside out—as far as my beliefs, my energy, what I’m putting into my body—the better prepared I’ll be when the time comes. We never actually tried to get pregnant. It was more of a precautionary measure: Let’s do our due diligence for the future by freezing eggs.”

Her endrometriosis is affected by “energy”: “I will tell you… through this transformation of really connecting back to my truth, I haven’t had symptoms of endometriosis because of the love and kindness I’m giving to my body. I believe there’s stress, shame, guilt, and suppression of female energy that’s associated with endometriosis, so de-layering that has really helped.”

[From Women’s Health]

I missed the Davos thing when it happened. She really did the Worm in front of all of those important people? That’s kind of embarrassing. That part just makes it sound like snake oil and speaking in tongues and some kind of new Pentacostalism. And with Julianne, it’s not just about exploring these “modalities” (Jesus, I hate that word) and trying to figure out what works and what’s fake science, it’s that she’s using her large platform to proselytize all of this, which is something Gwyneth Paltrow does (and Goop is all about “modalities” too). As for her modalities curing her endo… I think there’s a link between exercise, mental health and physical health. She’s taking better care of herself overall and feeling less stress, so her endo isn’t as painful as it once was. It’s not because she did the Worm at Davos.

Cover courtesy of Women’s Health.

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  1. Mumbles says:

    Lol nothing says that you’re deep person that referring to yourself as a “deep-ass person.”

    I still remember her telling her then-fiancée that she was bisexual when he proposed to her. Guess it never came up.

    • My3cents says:

      Yup. If you need to go around telling people you’re deep than you can be sure you’re not.

  2. Andrew’s Nemesis says:


  3. lizardqueen says:

    She seems RIPE for falling prey to a cult-scientology or nxivm or something. I used to like her and it’s disappointing to see her spouting dangerous psuedo-science. My uterus is bad, not my energy, you fucking useless walnut.

    • Genessee says:

      Yep. I see that happening. She was raised mormon, so she does have that “doubt your doubts” and “bow your head and obey” mentality instilled since childhood. I sense she is heading towards the other side of extremism from somewhat mainstream religious beliefs, to pseudo-science.

  4. thaisajs says:

    Remember when Julianne Hough dressed up for Halloween a few years ago and wore blackface? As an adult? Yeah, good times. Very woke.

    • ME says:

      That’s the first thing that comes to mind when I see a pic of her or hear her name mentioned. What a moron.

  5. Ariel says:

    So far up her own ass…
    Bless her heart.

    • Em says:

      Well, she did just say her ass is deep. She must know From first-hand exploration.

  6. Test Testing says:

    I really don’t care about this girl.

  7. minx says:

    Someone keeps trying to make this woman happen, it’s not working.

    • lucy2 says:

      I’m amazed she gets as much attention as she does. I don’t get it.

    • Korra says:

      There was a time from 2008-2012 that she was getting pushed upon the public so aggressively. In 2020, still surprised to see her hanging around.

  8. Daisyfly says:

    “Deep-ass person”?



    If vapid were a person, it would still be made of more substance than Julianne Hough.

  9. Appalachian says:

    Whhhyyyy? Why is she like this? 🤯

  10. Nev says:

    Make it stop.

  11. Jules says:

    Calling oneself a deep-ass person is the first sign of not being very deep.

  12. Jensies says:

    I mean, if she’s talking about holding emotions and trauma in her body, there’s a lot of evidence for that, and that that is one cause of autoimmune disorders. And reiki is all about energy transfer, and thats fairly widely accepted and I’ve felt that for myself. So I don’t know about her specific practices, or who’s trying to make her happen, but there’s some truth to what she may be saying.

  13. OriginalLala says:

    “deep-ass person” lol oh Honey….

  14. grabbyhands says:

    Just a thought – if you have to tell people you’re a “deep ass person”, then you’re probably not a deep ass person.

    Also, there IS right and wrong when it comes to “exploring alternative practices”. It’s celebrity bullshit like this that has helped the anti-vaxx movement take such a stronghold. Which I have a feeling this comment is a pre-cursor to her jumping on that bandwagon. She seems the type.

    Coming soon – “I don’t see color” and “All lives matter” on an IG post of her doing yoga in her mansion.

  15. Cj says:

    I… I don’t know her.

    *Mariah Carey sideeye*

    Seriously. Why is she famous?

  16. Tiffany says:

    Am I really gonna listen to someone who imploded their marriage because of a need for attention and boredom.

  17. Holly says:

    That worm video made me so embarrassed for her

  18. Yamayo says:

    Is that supposed to be her on the cover??

  19. Caty Page says:

    She seems like a woman who never got to experience the “questioning” phase of being young, so she’s making up for lost time.

    I can’t shade her for being such a messy teenager, it’s just a tad cringe that she’s doing it as an adult and in the spotlight.

  20. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Deep ass people don’t say deep ass.

  21. Jaded says:

    I’m a Reiki practitioner and teacher and I do believe that people can get caught up in a vortex of stress and anger that affects their energy levels. Reiki removes that stress and anger. I volunteered at a cancer wellness centre for several years and what I witnessed on my therapy table was pretty amazing. Some cancer patients would cry and release their stress and fear. Others would fall into a deep sleep and when I finished the session they would wake up amazed at how calm and positive they felt. Every last person I worked with said they felt much more calm and positive, like a huge weight had been lifted from their shoulders. That being said, endometriosis is NOT caused by bad energy. It can be caused by things like retrograde menstruation, hormones or immune system problems that cause peritoneal cells that line the inner side of your abdomen to morph into endometrial-like cells, and many more hormonal issues. So on that she’s full of shit. Furthermore, dance movements do not remove stress, anxiety and fear – tell that to someone who is suffering from severe anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder or panic attacks. It is exercise, pure and simple, which is good for the heart, muscles and joints. I wish people like her would stop spewing such snake-oil crap. If it were that simple we could all cure ourselves of diseases.

    • nb says:

      I have to disagree with part of what you said. I have a lot of job related stress and I have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder (and get panic attacks) but don’t take meds for it. I prefer to deal with it naturally. I’m a huge music fan and dancing at a concert is actually a form of therapy for me. It helps me release stress, negative energy/thoughts and anxiety. I feel amazing and refreshed after seeing one of my favorite bands live and getting all of that out. It allows me to ‘let go’ both mentally and physically. A big part of that is also the music and how it makes me feel though. I can close my eyes and just be entirely in the moment with my body and emotions and tune out everything else. So, on that one, I actually do agree with her. I’ve been wondering how to replace that for myself since I don’t see myself going to a concert again for a year or more depending on what happens with COVID, and I can tell I’ve been feeling more stressed and anxious since that outlet has been taken away.

      As for the rest….well, she does sounds like a college student who just discovered a bunch of new ideas in class and wants to share it with everyone now because they’re so woke. I take it with a grain of salt but if she thinks this stuff helps her then whatever, it’s her life. I’m not here to judge what people do to help themselves as long as it’s not hurting anyone else.

      • Jaded says:

        I’m happy that music works for you – but it doesn’t work for everyone. I’ve worked with clients whose anxiety/panic disorders are so debilitating they can’t work, drive a car or even go to the mall to shop. A combination of Reiki and hypnosis worked for them but it took months to get them to the point where they could actually leave their homes to go out in public, to go dancing or see live bands. It’s all a matter of proportion – you’ve learned that you can diffuse your anxiety through music and dance, others are so far down the rabbit hole with their affliction they need more. It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.

      • nb says:

        @jaded I understand your point but you said “Furthermore, dance movements do not remove stress, anxiety and fear – tell that to someone who is suffering from severe anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder or panic attacks. It is exercise, pure and simple,” which looks like a very cut and dry statement against it. I never said it works for everyone. I was simply explaining that for me it does work to give you a little insight that for some people is it helpful and can be a valid form of therapy.

        I do agree that it’s not one-size-fits-all, of course. Nothing is.

  22. A says:

    I’m a shallow ass person. But I consider that a fault of genetics and lack of glut-focused exercise, personally.

  23. Fluffinstuff says:

    I’m sorry but what is wrong with her? There’s black men getting killed by cops, the country is burning and this pigeon shit is all she’s got? She’s so dumb and boring and pretty

  24. Charfromdarock says:

    What modality did she use to change her face?

  25. Eugh says:

    Ben Barnes what are you doing!?!?! He seem so thoughtful and she….so awful

  26. Holly hobby says:

    I liked her when she started out in dwts and she didn’t talk. The more she talked the more I dislike her

  27. LadySwampwitch says:

    I do not get this woman but she’s just really not bright. She has always tried to sound like shes more by saying the stupidest stuff, but this is definitely an all time , heading into Denise Richards and her husbands land. Next she will be speaking in tongues and farting. (Which would actually be entertaining)

  28. Momamama says:

    Didn’t she do blackface a few years back?

  29. Jana says:

    That does NOT look like Julianne Hough on that cover…if it is she is deep ass into plastic surgery!!

  30. I'm With The Band says:

    Holy Photoshop Batman! Who is that on the cover?

  31. shanaynay says:

    If you have to tell people “I’m a deep ass person.” Hate to break it to you, but you aren’t that deep.

    You’re a vapid ass person!!!! That’s for sure!