Julianne Hough Relationship Status & All we Know About Her

Julianne Hough is a $10 million dollar net worth American dancer, singer, and actor. She is best known for being a regular on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

Early Life

Julianne Alexandra Hough was born on July 20, 1988, in Orem, Utah. Marianne and Bruce Hough raised her as the youngest of five children. Her four grandparents were also dancers. Hough began her professional training at the Orem-based Center Stage Performing Arts Studio. She began competitive dancing at the age of nine.

Julianne Hough

Following their parents’ divorce at the age of ten, Hough and her brother, Derek (who is also a professional dancer and regularly performs alongside her), studied dance in London. They lived and trained at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts with their tutors Corky and Shirley Ballas. They competed in dancing contests in the United Kingdom and were featured on a British television show. Hough returned to America at the age of 15 and attended Las Vegas Academy and Alta High School.

Dancing Career

Hough debuted as a Million Dollar Dancer on ABC’s “Show Me the Money” in 2006 before becoming a professional dancer on the smash show “Dancing with the Stars.” She won the fourth season with Olympic gold champion Apolo Ohno and the fifth season with Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves. Hough was nominated for an Emmy in July 2008 for her Mambo choreography. She returned to the competition for season six, dancing with radio broadcaster Adam Carolla, however they were eliminated in week four. Hough began dating Hannah Montana star Cody Linley in August 2008. She was brought to the hospital with terrible stomach aches during their jitterbug performance in October 2008.

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Her appendix had to be removed, and her rehabilitation led her to miss many “Dancing with the Stars” performances. Edyta Sliwinska took her place. The duo was eliminated in the semifinals shortly after Hough returned to the competition. Hough returned to the show in October 2011, dancing with Kenny Wormald and her brother Derek. Hough appeared as a guest judge on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2013, and she became a permanent judge in 2014.


Julianne and Derek announced a summer tour of over 40 locations across the United States and Canada in March 2014, dubbed “Move Live on Tour.” The tour, which began in Park City, Kansas in May 2014 and finished in Los Angeles on July 26, 2014, was completely sold out. Sales were so successful that new locations and dates were added along the way.

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Following popular demand, the Houghs confirmed the tour’s comeback for the summer of 2015. It was likewise sold out and ran from June to August of 2015. In 2017, they began their “MOVE BEYOND Live Tour.”

Singing Career

In 2007, she released her debut single, “Will You Dance With Me,” a country song that peaked at number 100 on the Pop 100 list. She later joined with the Mercury Nashville branch of Universal Music Group Nashville. Her debut album, “Julianne Hough,” debuted at the top of the country charts and reached number three on the Billboard 200. “That Song in My Head” was the album’s second single.

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In 2008, she shared a tour with Jewel and Brad Paisley. At the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards, Hough was named Top New Female Vocalist and Top New Artist. In the autumn of 2009, Hough released “Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection,” an EP of Christmas music. She has basically stopped singing career since then.

Acting Career

She won the roles of Georgia in “Burlesque” (starring Cher and Christina Aguilera) and Ariel Moore in “Footloose” after an uncredited performance in 2001’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Hough appeared in “Rock of Ages” with Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta-Jones before securing the main part in “Safe Haven” opposite Josh Duhamel in 2013. Hough also co-starred in the October 2013 film “Paradise” with Russel Brand.

Julianne Hough

Hough and Derek headlined the ABC holiday specials “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” and “Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration” in 2016. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and Kelly Clarkson performed on the specials, and a companion Christmas album was published in November 2016. Julianne also portrayed Sandy in FOX’s live broadcast version of “Grease” in 2016.

Hough was cast as Jolene in the Netflix anthology series “Heartstrings” in 2018. Hough joined the NBC show “America’s Got Talent” in February 2019 but left after just one season in November.

Personal Life

Hough was a vocal backer of Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy in 2012. She was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints but has said that she is no longer a member.

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From August 2008 until their amicable breakup in November 2009, Hough dated country musician Chuck Wicks. From April 2010 to March 2013, she was in a public relationship with Ryan Seacrest. In December 2013, she began dating NHL player Brooks Laich. They announced their engagement in August 2015, and on July 8, 2017, they married. In May 2020, the couple announced their divorce in a joint statement.

Real Estate

She spent $649,000 for an apartment in a fancy complex in Nashville in 2009. Taylor Swift owns the building’s double penthouse. Julianne sold the condo for $900,000 in 2013.
Julianne spent $1.94 million for a home in the Hollywood Hills in 2014. As of this writing, she still owns this home, which is now worth an estimated $3 million. Julianne advertises her house for rent for an eye-opening $40,000 per month when she travels for lengthy periods of time.