After three years of marriage, Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich are separating.
The couple said in a joint statement, “We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate. 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.”
People reports that the split comes as the stars have been social distancing separately during the coronavirus outbreak, with Laich in Idaho and Hough home in Los Angeles.
A friend close to the c couple told People, “It’s over, it’s been over for a while, and it’s time to just call it what it is — and it is over. There is honestly no ill will. He loves her. She loves him. I can truly say they always will. But they both understand they are not meant to go through their lives as husband and wife to each other.”
According to the same source, Hough, who revealed last year that she is “not straight,” is a “deeply different person than she was when they got married.”
Julianne posted to Instagram a few days ago, “You’ve got a friend in me – for life Kristy Kat. Thanks for the magical sunrise surf and for your beautiful heart! I love you ❤️????????
(We’ve been social distancing and together since the beginning) #cuteAF #thisvideothough #iloveyoumorethaneveryoneelse.”