Julianne Hough is opening up to her husband Brooks Laich about her sexuality after going through a journey of self-discovery.
The "America's Got Talent" judge, who tied the knot with Laich in 2017, told Women's Health for their annual "Naked Strength" issue that her "massive transformation" came four months after her wedding.
“I [told him], ‘You know I’m not straight, right?’ And he was like, ‘I’m sorry, what?’ I was like, ‘I’m not. But I choose to be with you,’ ” she said.
“I think there’s a safety with my husband now that I’m unpacking all of this, and there’s no fear of voicing things that I’ve been afraid to admit or that I’ve had shame or guilt about because of what I’ve been told or how I was raised,” she added.
While Hough shared that her professional hockey player husband has been by her side, she was still nervous to discuss parts of her journey with him.
"I was connecting to the woman inside that doesn’t need anything, versus the little girl that looked to him to protect me,” she said. “I was like, ‘Is he going to love this version of me?’ But the more I dropped into my most authentic self, the more attracted he was to me."
After opening up to Laich she explained that now the two, "have a more intimate relationship."
The "Dancing with the Stars" alum recently opened up about her struggles with endometriosis, a condition that affects one in 10 women and can impact fertility, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Hough, who shared she began experiencing symptoms at 15, and her husband announced they would be using IVF to increase the couple's chances of fertility as it would be challenging to conceive naturally.
“As a husband, I just go into full support mode," Laich told People in July. Whatever my wife needs, whatever I can do, I’m fighting the smallest portion of the fight with her,” he said. “There are certain things in my wife’s life that I know she appreciates that help her feel calm and help her feel relaxed, so I double those efforts during that time just to show that I’m there with her and I support her.”
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