Julianne Hough’s new brunette hair ‘is a reflection of her feelings, she’s super upset’

Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich’s marriage was on its last leg last year, but Brooks still tried to grow and change for Julianne. I often felt like he was the only one really trying – Julianne decided that she changed and wanted different things and that she was a different person, and I’m not even sure she really wanted to be married anymore. Still, Brooks tried, then lockdown happened and they quarantined separately, and of course it was inevitable – they announced their formal separation in late May. Julianne has already been seen with another man (Ben Barnes), and she’s dyed her hair a shade of Breakup Brown. Which is how I came into this Us Weekly story, and now I can’t stop laughing:

Still hurting. Julianne Hough is having a hard time coping amid her recent divorce from Brooks Laich, a source exclusively reveals in the latest issue of Us Weekly.

“Julianne’s not doing great right now and feels like her brunette hair is a reflection of her feelings,” the insider explains. “She is super upset.”

The Dancing With the Stars alum, 31, debuted a darker ‘do on social media earlier this month after briefly dying her hair a light shade of pink. Her creative new look came shortly after she and the hockey player, 36, called it quits after nearly three years of marriage.

“We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate. We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place. We kindly request your compassion and respect for our privacy moving forward,” the former couple said in a statement to People on May 29.

[From Us Weekly]

Can you imagine? Julianne “feels like her brunette hair is a reflection of her feelings. She is super upset.” It’s true. Brown hair = depression. It’s science. Blondes not only have more fun, they actually never, ever get sad or upset. When a blonde does feel a pinch of sadness coming on, she immediately dyes her hair brown so that her hair will reflect the darkness and gloom in her heart. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that if you ever see a blonde who is genuinely upset, guess what? She’s really a brunette just pretending to be a blonde through trickery and bleach. Because I naturally have dark brown-black hair, you can tell that I was born with a heart of darkness. That’s how hair color is connected to mood and emotions. That’s how it works.

PS… I’m including these IGs from Julianne because of her brown hair, but also – she’s legitimately been using her IG account to talk about Black Lives Matter, and to amplify black voices, which I appreciate.

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@kimblackwellpmm you are all of that and more. Thank you for leading the way, opening up, sharing your heart, your experience and your compassion. Your light and how you radiate affects people dramatically. It has affected me dramatically. I want to encourage everyone to step through fear and into the unknown, because there’s beauty, magic, and CHANGE that will emerge from these uncomfortable but necessary conversations. Like Kim said, we’d all do a lot of things differently in our past if we came from a place of knowledge and knowing. So let’s keep learning, listening, and loving. Together we will shift and change this world. There’s revolution where there’s evolution. #sharethemicnow

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  1. Eugh says:

    DO BETTER BEN BARNES!

    • Tia Glam says:

      Seriously! He’s so handsome and seems reasonably intelligent. What’s wrong with him to mess with her?

  2. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Wow. Super shallow.

  3. anon says:

    Since when is strawberry/dishwater blonde considered “brunette”? Ashy and tacky? Sure. Brunette? Uh, definitely not.

    Also, #longlivebrunettes

    • kimberlu says:

      ya, her dye definitely is not brunette….it’s like when a girl declares they’re cutting off their long tresses and only trim 2 inches….then the rest of the day declare how weird it feels to have short hair….

    • Malificent says:

      That was my thought. Apparently, dishwater blonde is the new brunette.

  4. Lauren says:

    Brunettes have fun too.

    • SamC says:

      This! I grew up the only brunette with three blonde hair/blue eyed siblings. We too are nice, fun, worthy people and not perpetually depressed due to our more color saturated locks.

      • Malificent says:

        There are five of us — four with dark hair and eyes like my mom and one with blonde hair and blue-green eyes like my dad. We always teased my dad about having weak genes. But for the record, my blonde sister actually is the family flirt. ;-)

    • SomeChick says:

      I think that was the joke.

  5. Jen says:

    Remember when she wore blackface a few years ago?

    • AppleTartin says:

      Yes, for a Halloween party she went as OITNB character Crazy Eyes, thankfully someone dragged her into the bathroom to wash it off her face.

      She’s just an example of an extremely white upbringing and no POV to how ignorant and racist doing something she thought was at best clever? Just because *you* don’t think it’s racist. Doesn’t mean it isn’t.

      At least she learned from it and is trying to be an ally now.

  6. adastraperaspera says:

    I must be upset all the time.

  7. p says:

    She is not a brunette.

  8. Sorella says:

    I used to like her when she first broke out – but no more. She is SO exhausting now, I can imagine how tiring she must have been to be married to. She told her husband she was bi AFTER they go married, barely spent time with him, lived seperarely lives while she was figuring herself out (AFTER she got married), didn’t quarantine with him but okayyyyy, sure… now she’s depressed about her divorce?!?! She is THIRSTY and always looking for attention it seems. Such a VERY tiresome person for a D-list celebrity!!

    • SamC says:

      I remember BEFORE she got married talking about all these retreats, etc. to discover her identity and to find her “authentic” self so when she decided to get married she knew who she was, wouldn’t lose herself in her spouse/partner’s identity. I get that people change, but that was awfully quick. And agree, it takes two to make a marriage and for it to break down, but by most appearances he seemed to be doing most of the work and change.

      Also have a soft spot for him as have indirectly been around him in DC and he’s just such a good guy.

  9. Lisa says:

    She seems exhausting

  10. Lolamd says:

    What did Jenna Dewan once say about someone? She seems extra

    • @Backstage Bitchy says:

      @Lolamd That’s rich. Hard to find someone MORE “Extra” than Jenna Dewan…

  11. kimberlu says:

    The thing about blondes is they all looked basically the same. There’s so much biege going on from the neck up that is just blends together. Brunette hair gives the face more contrast and definition naturally. Brunettes tend to look more mysterious, while Blondes tend to look more available.

  12. waitwhat says:

    For such a self-described “deep-a**” person, I find her to be such a vapid fool. Exhausting.

  13. T says:

    I’ve met puddles deeper than this girl.

  14. StrawberryBlonde says:

    So what does red hair mean then??? Inquiring minds want to know….

  15. Liz version 700 says:

    Wow. She is so so shallow. And maybe not very ummmmm not much of a deep thinker.

  16. SilentStar says:

    I love her new hair color. But it is neither brunette nor a symbol of sadness.

    I wish more people embraced a less flashy blonde Hollywood look. She actually stands out now, among an endless sea of bleached blondes.

    • florencia says:

      I like the new color too! But it just goes to show that Hollywood is addicted to extreme bleach jobs if this dark blonde (and frankly closer to what most natural adult blondes possess) is considered “brunette”, lol!

  17. Meg says:

    I tweeted this story to celebitchy as soon as i read that quote about her hair, does she not hear how shallow and self important that sounds? What’s the saying? Deep as a puddle
    Good on her for the BLM stuff at least shes trying but man…that quote? Fire whoever on your team gave that quote

  18. Izzy says:

    If that is what she calls brunette, her hairstylist done her wrong.

  19. Layla Beans says:

    She’s such a dope.

  20. Lizzie says:

    She tries different hair styles all the time. She usually looks adorable in all styles. Very weird to say her hair color is a reflection of her mood. Has my brown hair been giving the impression that I am depressed my whole life? Oh well, Mother Nature is slowly fixing that anyway :)

    • clomo says:

      Yeah, what does grey hair mean? White hair? When she finds her next love will she be blond again? That would be funny.

  21. Linda says:

    She’s not too bright. Now we know.

  22. Seraphina says:

    I used to like her but her stupid statements have made me rethink my opinion. I’m a brunette and proud of my dark brown hair. I take offense to what she said, especially since she didn’t do brunette. Maybe that’s what she is upset about and too obtuse to realize: that isn’t a brunette color sweetheart!

  23. holly hobby says:

    I liked her when she first came out too. That’s probably because DWTS kept her talking to a minimum. Now she sounds thirsty.every.single.time.

  24. Mina_Esq says:

    Changing hair color is kind of a breakup thing to do though. Back in the day, I’d always die my hair some shade of red after a breakup. 🤷‍♀️

  25. K says:

    That color is neither brunette nor blonde, it’s bleh.

  26. lucy2 says:

    Imagine being in the middle of a pandemic and a civil rights movement, and thinking the world cares you dyed your hair.
    She just seems like a LOT. Good for her for promoting Black Lives Matter though.

  27. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    Seem like she went from mocking POC with her blackface, to mocking brunettes. It comes from the same place, thinking that she’s superior to other people who don’t look like herself. I hope her 15 min of fame is over now!

  28. Delphine says:

    Redheads don’t really fit in. We stand out.

  29. Desdemona says:

    That’s not brunette, that’s blond, dark blond.. Jessica Alba is brunette, or Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie, Penelope Cruz… Someone give me patience…

  30. LadySwampwitchGivesneauxfux says:

    Fruitcake she is

  31. HeatherC says:

    when I got divorced I dyed my light copper hair fire engine red. It was awesome (but high maintenance).

  32. shanaynay says:

    She looks like a completely different person. What has she done to her face?

  33. Emily says:

    Imagine courting PR for dying your hair a shade of barely brown. If she didn’t put out a media release I probably wouldn’t have even noticed.

    LOL to the sad life of brunettes.

  34. Naddie says:

    1- This is blonde
    2- She looks better with this shade of BLONDE.
    3- Shallow people usually have it written in their foreheads