Julianne Hough & Brooks Laich might get back together, he ‘still wants to make it work’

Julianne Hough attends The 2nd Annual Girl Up Girlhero Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 13th, 2019

One of the dumbest gossip melodramas during the pandemic was definitely the split between Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich. They basically started having problems as soon as they got married, and the marriage was on its last legs by the summer of 2019. When the pandemic happened, they went into lockdown separately, and Hough was seen out with Ben Barnes a few times. Then as the months went on and it looked like Brooks was moving on and a happy single guy with photogenic dogs, suddenly Julianne got depressed (and brunette). Then the stories about “Julianne desperately wants to get back with Brooks started happening. And now here we are. They were seen out together in LA. And she’s leaking sh-t to People:

Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich are continuing to spend time together after their split. The friendly exes were spotted grabbing lunch together in Los Angeles on Thursday. The two were photographed sitting outside of an Italian restaurant while eating. Hough and Laich were later seen leaving together.

The two have shared several friendly interactions with one another since they confirmed to PEOPLE in May that they had separated after three years of marriage. And a source tells PEOPLE Laich is interested in rekindling the romance.

“Brooks really still wants to make it work and she’s considering it but taking her time. He’s open to whatever it will take,” says the source, adding that Hough also still feels positively for her ex. “Julianne likes the idea of freedom but doesn’t want to lose such a good, solid guy. Everyone who knows him knows how grounded and great he is. Her friends and family don’t want her to lose someone like that.”

Most recently, Laich was in attendance at Hough’s 32nd birthday party. The former athlete was spotted in several social media posts from the day spent by the pool. They’ve also left several supportive messages to each other on Instagram over the past months.

[From People]

This is so Khloe Kardashian-esque right? By that I mean, leaking stuff about how your ex is desperate to get back with you and you’re the one with qualms, when really you’ve been desperate to get back with him. I’m sure someone’s buying it, but I’m not. I do think Brooks is a good guy and I think Julianne legitimately doesn’t want to let him go. Some commenters said “right guy, wrong time,” and I agree. That’s what it was. And probably still is.

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  1. Sierra says:

    Brooks, run away and leave this mess.

    • Chica1971 says:

      I really like you and love you but think we should date other people before getting serious.

    • Snappyfish says:

      Agree!! He was beloved when he was in DC w/the Caps. Truly a sweetheart . He deserves SO much better than this flit of a nitwit attention whore

    • FHMom says:

      You can do better, Brooks. It feels like she’s using him to stay relevant. Skate away, Brooks.

      • Tourmaline says:

        Absolutely using him to stay relevant. The status of her marriage and musings on her sexuality vis a vis her marriage are her only ‘storyline’ these days so she’s dragging it out as long as she can. By the way I can’t believe she’s 32! that makes her immature tactics even more ridiculous.

      • Meg says:


    • holly hobby says:

      Yep Run Brooks Run!

    • julia says:

      Run straight into my arms Brooks!! I’ll keep you! We can be nice, normal, nature and animal loving people together. 🙂

    • vesper says:

      TOTALLY! He is too good for this drama! They are not 20-somethings, she knew what she was doing when she accepted his proposal and had one of the most gorgeous weddings in my opinion. Get your s#$% together Julianne!

  2. Snuffles says:

    I have never actively sought out information on this couple but somehow I constantly hear about them.

  3. Lucy2 says:

    If they really love each other, maybe they’ll end up back together, but she seems kind of all over the place.
    I think he is so attractive.

  4. Lisa says:

    I don’t know who they are. Stop trying to interest meeeeeee!

  5. Kyla says:

    After following him on Instagram for a few months, seeing how much he loves his dog, and how amazing his life in Idaho seems (I’d give just about anything to be living at a somewhat isolated massive lake house right now), he is my celebrity crush for 2020.

  6. anniefannie says:

    I maybe mixing couples up but didn’t she confess to being bisexual and he had a problem with it? Not that that would preclude them from being together but it’d be one more hurdle for them if he has strong objections. I apologize in advance if I’m off the mark….

  7. Kebbie says:

    I feel so bad for him. And the quote about how he’ll do whatever it takes when he didn’t even do anything wrong in the first place is just gross.

    If he is as good of a guy as these sources say, he deserves better than to he strung along by a woman who doesn’t know who she is or what she wants.

    • Meg says:

      Yes, it does insinuate he did something wrong. How manipulative and trying to create some sort of power dynamic between them. Shes totally using him for press

  8. ce says:

    I like this story because it’s silly, but also, know when to walk away.

  9. McMom says:

    What is he doing with her? He seems grounded, nice, and not caught up in toxic masculinity while still looking manly (in a good way). He needs to be with someone who appreciates him. Not her.

  10. Liz version 700 says:

    Omg I obviously don’t know this woman, but she seems as bland as tasteless chewing gum. She is using him because she has thrown every possible thing at the wall and it won’t stick …she is boring. A fantastic dancer but boring. Run dude run fast.

  11. Nev says:

    Oh geez.

  12. JEM says:

    Her way of telling him about her sexuality after they got married was to say, “you know I’m queer, right?”. What? That’s how a grownup approaches that subject with the person she already married? Is she 12?

    • M4lificent says:

      And queerness does not preclude monogamy. Monogamy isn’t about your sexual preferences, it is a choice that you make about your actions.

      I’m not saying that they are obligated to be monogamous. But it’s an option that adults can choose to take — with the understanding that you have to shelve acting on other possibilities. If they can’t reach an agreement that is mutually beneficial, then she should honest with herself and free them both to look for whatever they individually need elsewhere.

  13. anon says:

    This continued “Will they, or Won’t They?” is so tired by this point. They need to follow Chadwick’s example and keep their shit private.

    Also: No one cares what these two do. There’s a global pandemic, a growing civil conflict in the United States, collapsing social order around the world, a surge in climate-related tragedies and an upcoming election that looks like it’s gonna be chaos.

    Grow up, you two.

  14. Ange says:

    Sounds kind of like she wants to have her cake and eat it too, keep the good guy in the wings in case the whole dating thing doesn’t work out.

  15. Sidewithkids says:

    He shouldn’t get involved w/ her again. She seems to want it both ways and that’s not a good look.

  16. Meowbea says:

    Who Cares? …oh she does cuz she keeps leaking …she is way too messy and irrelevant 🥱

  17. Danka says:

    I’m just here to say that he is insanely attractive and hot! And I want to wakesurf with him and exercise and whatever else 😂 daaaaamn 🔥