Julianne Hough Dating History: All About Her Partners

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Julianne Hough (Credits: CNN)

Julianne Alexandra Hough is a well-known American dancer, actress, and singer, best known for her work in the movie Footloose (2011). Before becoming an award-winning music artist, she became a household celebrity overnight as a two-time professional winner on ABC’s highly-rated Dancing With the Stars. 

Born on July 20, 1988, in Orem, Utah, Hough began dancing competitively at a very young age and eventually became a professional ballroom dancer, winning numerous championships. As the fourth permanent judge of Dancing with the Stars in 2014, she made history by being the first former contestant of the competition to hold the position of a judge.

Furthermore, she became a judge on America’s Got Talent in 2019. She later won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2015, along with her brother Derek Hough (a six-time Dancing show winner) and Tessandra Chavez.

In addition to Dancing and acting, she released an award-winning album that shot to the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart. Hough has also appeared in several films, including Safe Haven and Rock of Ages. Along with her great career in the entertainment industry, she is well-known for her charitable work and support for several causes, such as mental health and childhood hunger.

Over the years, she has reportedly been romantically involved with several famous actors. In this article, let’s look closely at Julianne Hough’s dating history.

Julianne Hough’s partners over the years

Here is a brief list of the dancer’s alleged romantic relationships.

Zack Wilson

Julianne Hough’s first known relationship was with Zack Wilson, a fellow dancer whom she knew from childhood. The couple began dating in 2004, were together for almost three years, and got engaged in 2006. However, they called it quits in 2007. When they called off their engagement, Julianne said their breakup was because they had just lived too far apart.

Julianne Hough & Zack Wilson (Credits: TV Fanatic)

Chuck Wicks 

Julianne’s most serious and high-profile relationship was with country singer Chuck Wicks. As contestants on Dancing With the Stars in 2008, the couple crossed paths and soon started dating. However, the picture-perfect couple had serious ups and downs and called it quits in 2009. The couple never talks about their drama publicly. 

Julianne Hough & Chuck Wicks
Julianne Hough & Chuck Wicks (Credits: Getty Images)

Dane Cook

Rumors of Julianne’s relationship with comedian Dane Cook first surfaced in 2010. Both parties never officially acknowledged their relationship, despite numerous instances in which they were observed together.

Julianne Hough & Dane Cook (Credits: InStyle)

Also read: What Happened To Dane Cook? Reason Behind Him Falling Out Of The Spotlight

Ryan Seacrest 

In 2010, Julianne Hough started dating television host and director Ryan Seacrest. Although they occasionally appeared together on the red carpet, the couple had a somewhat intimate relationship. They broke up at the beginning of 2013, citing their busy schedules as the cause. Their breakup shocked many fans who’d rooted for them to make it.

Julianne Hough & Ryan Seacrest (Credits: The List)

Also read: What is Ryan Seacrest’s Dating History?

Ari Sandel

After her breakup with Ryan Seacrest, Julianne started dating Oscar-winning film director Ari Sandel. The couple was spotted on a PDA-filled dinner date at Nobu in Los Angeles. However, after dating for about a year, they called it quits in 2014.

Julianne Hough & Ari Sandel (Credits: SHEfinds)

Brooks Laich

Julianne Hough’s most recent relationship was with former professional hockey player Brooks Laich. The couple started dating in 2014 and were married in 2017. However, Us first reported that Hough and the former Washington Capitals player were “having problems” in their marriage in January 2020 after Julianne was repeatedly photographed without her wedding ring. Due to conflicting opinions, the couple divorced in 2017.

Julianne Hough & Brooks Laich (Credits: Taste of Country)

Also read: Who Is Brooks Laich’s Girlfriend? All About His Dating Timeline

Since the split with Brooks, Julianne hasn’t spoken openly about her love life and has kept it private. She has also identified herself as queer following the breakup. But she has been linked with model Charlie White and actor Ben Barnes.

Best wishes to Julianne Hough for the upcoming days of her life. We are eagerly waiting for some good news concerning her love life. When is it going to happen? Make sure to follow Julianne on her Instagram account for more updates.

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