Julianne Hough and her possibly-estranged husband Brooks Laich haven’t been seen together in quite some time. Julianne also hasn’t been seen with her wedding ring on either, and Brooks is posting Instagram messages about new beginnings. So naturally, I expected the next picture we saw of them together would include a moving van driver asking who was going to pay him for taking half the stuff out of their home. I was wrong. Instead, we’ve got the exact opposite of that, which is Julianne and Brooks laying it on thick at an airport arrivals gate.
TMZ says that Julianne and Brooks were caught hugging each other at the Burbank Airport yesterday morning. Julianne was there to pick up Brooks as he returned from a flight.
Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich's PDA-Packed Reunion Amid Divorce Rumors https://t.co/JheaIqEThJ
— TMZ (@TMZ) January 9, 2020
TMZ points out that Julianne and Brooks’ reunion did not involve a kiss, which is probably for the best, because kissing might confirm that they’re a-ok and the breakup rumors were lies. But a long, deep hug keeps things nice and vague. Especially since Brooks was wearing his wedding ring, and Julianne’s is still nowhere to be seen.
Julianne Hough seen without wedding ring as it's claimed she and husband Brooks Laich have 'been having problems for months' https://t.co/ymnvqatSGy
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) January 9, 2020
And they’re still connecting on social media too. Julianne hopped into the comments of Brooks’ New Year, New Me post about being “boundless” and exploring his identity, and TMZ says she wrote “So beautiful,” along with a heart emoji.
Obviously that picture of Julianne and Brooks looks stage, but I think it could also be a sincere, true moment. Because if Julianne and Brooks really are going to get divorced, bad airport behavior is not something you want brought up in divorce court. “Your honor, my client’s estranged wife is obviously the villain here. She refused to pick him up from the airport, with only one carry-on. On a Tuesday morning. In Burbank! That’s like, maybe a 20 minute drive. Even your worst enemy would consider that an easy favor.”