Everyone Julianne Hough Has Sparked Dating Rumors With After Her Divorce

In May 2020, Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich announced that they were separating after a three-marriage. The pair, who wed in Idaho after being introduced by her co-star Teddy Sears in 2013, said they made the mutual decision to call it quits. "We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place," they said in a statement, as reported by People

The announcement came amid reports that the "Dancing with the Stars" alum and former ice hockey pro had hit a rough patch in their marriage. Hough had been spotted sans her wedding ring on several outings, and she and Laich reportedly refused to quarantine together during the COVID-19 pandemic. A source from Entertainment Tonight said that the pair had clashing views on marriage. "Brooks loves his outdoor life in Idaho, wanted a more traditional marriage and to start a family. Julianne wanted a less traditional marriage, to focus on her career and loves her city life and Hollywood existence," the insider explained. "Despite truly loving each other, they just didn't see eye to eye." Hough officially filed for divorce from Laich in November 2020.

In the years since, Laich has moved on and entered a new relationship with CrossFit athlete Katrín Tanja Davíðsdóttir, with the pair confirming their romance in August 2021. Hough, meanwhile, has remained mostly single but has been linked to several men in the wake of their split. 

Julianne Hough sparked dating rumors with Ben Barnes and this gorgeous model

Since her divorce, Julianne Hough's love life has become a topic of conversation. A source told ET in 2021 that she was keen on staying single. "She's taking a break from dating at the moment," the insider said, adding, "She's not interested in anyone." 

Even so, Hough has been linked to several guys in recent years, including "Westworld" star Ben Barnes. The two were first rumored to be an item after being photographed out on a walk in Los Angeles in April 2020. They continued to be seen together on several more occasions but were said to be just friends. "They have been friends for eight years," a source has told People. "There is nothing more to it."

Aside from Barnes, Hough also sparked dating rumors with model Charlie Wilson after the two were spotted kissing in L.A. in November 2021 — a year after her divorce from Laich. At the time, an insider from People claimed that the romance was still fairly new. "Julianne has not been dating Charlie Wilson very long but seems happy and enjoying her single life," the source said. "She is attracted to him, but it's early and could just be a flirtation." They added that Hough wants to find a romantic partner but is laser-focused on building up her career. "She wants to be in a relationship, but has a busy career and intends to keep building on it," they said.

She reacted to rumors linking her to Animal Kingdom's Tyler Lain

Most recently, Julianne Hough has been rumored to be in a relationship with model and "Animal Kingdom" star Tyler Lain. Rumors of their possible romance began circulating in March after Hough posted a sweet social media tribute in honor of Lain's birthday. Along with her birthday message, the "DWTS" alum shared photos of the pair cozying up to one another in what she described as a "faux engagement" shoot. "Happy Birthday to the most beautiful soul on the planet!" Hough wrote next to the pictures. "Tyler, your light shines brighter than anyone I've ever known. You are unique and chic, definitely not basic. You give the best hugs but really, you ARE a warm hug." She also credited Lain for making New York City feel like home to her. She relocated there after being cast in the Broadway musical "POTUS" in 2022. "You are beyond special and I'm lucky to be in your life," Hough told Lain. "Celebrating you today and everyday! Love you forever." 

Hough was quick to address the speculation and stated that she and Lain are not an actual couple. She also set the record straight on their relationship on her Instagram Stories, explaining that Lain is just a really good friend. "For everyone assuming ... Tyler is my BEST FRIEND! We are not in a relationship :)" she said (via Parade).