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Julianne Hough Comes Out as “Not Straight,” But “Chooses to Be” With Brooks Laich

Julianne Hough Comes Out as “Not Straight,” But “Chooses to Be” With Brooks Laich

Julianne Hough comes out as a member of the LGBTQ community in a Thursday interview with <i>Women’s Health</i>. The 31-year-old <i>America’s Got Talent</i> judge adds that she only recently told that to her husband, NHL player Brooks Laich. “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 went on to explain, “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.”<br />

Julianne Hough: ‘I’m Not Straight,’ But I Chose to Be With My Husband