Julianne Hough Is Really Enjoying Her Time In Self-Isolation, While Her Husband Brooks Laich Self-Isolates Hundreds Of Miles Away
The almost 3-year-old marriage of 31-year-old Julianne Hough and 36-year Brooks Laich has been rumored to be in trouble for a bit. And this pandemic is really fueling the rumors because the gossip sites have the time to speculate and they chose to isolate separately. Then Julianne was spotted out with another dude, actor Ben Barnes. Well, both Julianne and Brooks have talked about their time apart and it sounds like both are living their best lives.
Julianne spoke with Arianna Davis at Oprah Magazine about her time in quarantine. And Julianne is loving it!
“I’m really enjoying this time where I can connect to what’s really important in my life… Being on tour for three months and traveling and starting a business… it’s a lot. So to be able to be home, and stop and pause, and look inward, and connect back to myself has been glorious. I’ve been on my own… My husband is in Idaho doing lots of yard work… and so we’re kind of doing our separate things right now. But it’s really been a magical time.”
Two words you hear when talking about a successful marriage are “magical” and “separate.”
Since Julianne is a HUGE STAR, she’s used to being around many people and so being alone is new for her. This quarantine is really making everyone feel new things. Kylie Jenner is white now! All this alone time has made Julianne look inward:
“I think in my 30’s, I’ve always been around people, and I’m always trying to create and do a lot of things… but this is new, it’s a little different. I don’t feel lonely, but I definitely feel alone. I think there’s a big difference… I feel alone… I miss people a lot, I want to hug them and talk to them, but I’m really enjoying this time where I can really connect to what’s really important in my life and look forward to when we get out of this… Who do I want to step into? Who do I want to arrive in this new world as?”
She also said that her heart is with the frontline workers and health care people. Meanwhile, Brooks said on his How Men Think podcast that he’s been doing all the manliest man shit you can think of with the couple’s husky, Koda. via People:
“Koda is awesome, man. I’m up in Idaho, I’m at my house in Idaho. I spend all day outside. I’m outside from like, 7:30 until 5 o’clock. I have 10 and a half acres here. Our property’s pretty big, and I’ve just been doing a mass cleaning of it. Like, everything. Building some rock walls, chainsawing down some trees, clearing brush, you name it… I have some trees out here, some tall pine trees–the road that comes in here is actually called Tall Pines. We have some probably 100-foot trees… Koda’s been after moose … he was munching on a deer skull the other day. There’s got to be some sort of wolf in him. It’s been great.”
Brooks said that he’s glad to be spending time at their Idaho house since he doesn’t get to spend much time there. But he does miss hugs from the people in his life (although, he didn’t specifically name Julianne):
“I bought this place in 2014, and I’ve never spent enough time here. I come here like, a week a year and it’s my dream property. So I wanted to spend more time here. …[I do] miss the friendships and companionships where you do get to hug somebody and be in the same room.”
And there’s a part of Brooks that is happy with not having to be around a bunch of people. via Page Six:
“There’s a part of me that enjoys isolation and there’s a part of me that just gets drained when I’m around too many people.”
Sources previously have said that Brooks and Julianne are working on things and have always spent time apart.
Julianne and Brooks have been open and talked about their marriage, so I guess it says something that now they’re talking about everything but their marriage. And they can’t even stage a “We’re totally fine!” pap shoot at the airport with all these new rules and coronavirus panic. How will you see their happy smiles behind a mask?!