Julianne Hough Opens Up About Her Life After Brooks Laich Divorce

Julianne Hough has been through a lot in the past few years. On May 29, 2020, Hough and her then-husband, Brooks Laich, issued a statement to People, informing fans of their separation after just three years of marriage. "We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate," the couple revealed. "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 split came amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and according to the outlet, Laich had been living in Idaho and Hough in California.

The two officially called it quits in November of 2020. According to The Blast's report, Hough ultimately pulled the plug on the relationship. At the time, a source revealed to People that the pair was simply at a crossroads. "They were trying to get their marriage to work for a long time," the insider dished. "They both made many changes and compromised, but it just wasn't enough. They don't have the same vision for the future."

It took a little bit of time to sort things out, but in February, People reported that the former flames came to an agreement. "Their property and their marriage or domestic partnership rights, including support, the original of which is being or has been submitted to the court," according to court documents. Now, Hough feels good about where she's at in her life. 

Julianne Hough is happy in the Big Apple

Julianne Hough is ready for a new chapter in her life. Following her divorce from NHL star Brooks Laich, she's opening up about what her life looks like. The former "Dancing With the Stars" pro chatted exclusively with Entertainment Tonight, opening up about living in New York during her Broadway show "POTUS" and enjoying where she's at.

Though the star notes that her life is pretty "busy" these days, with eight shows a week, she still feels good about things. "I have an incredible cast of women who have just really become my family, my sisters. I feel very embraced and welcomed here," she told the outlet. "And I love New York, it's so incredible. I feel like, a whole new energy of this next stage of life, of my career, and what I want to create and put out in the world." The star also noted that she feels like New York is where she's "meant to be," and she's "feeling good" about life in general. 

In addition, Hough gushed about how amazing it feels to be part of the Broadway community, adding that it's something she always "dreamed of." On April 14, she gave fans a peek at the show on her Instagram page as she shared a photo of herself with the star-studded cast of the Broadway show. Other big names in the show include Rachel Dratch, Vanessa Williams, and Lea DeLaria. According to the website, the show runs through August.