It’s been almost a month since 31-year-old Julianne Hough and 37-year-old Brooks Laich officially called it quits and I am stunned because I feel like it just happened yesterday, but coronavirus has fucked with time. Brooks apparently wishes he could turn back the clock because he never wanted to end things with Julianne, but Julianne has not seemed too broken up and has been “leaning” on that Ben Barnes hottie she’s been spotted with before. Don’t worry Brooks, at least you have your dog, Koda!
Brooks and Julianne had been together since 2014 but were a mess for months, and the writing was on the wall that these two were not going to work out. Julianne kept talking about how happy she is isolating in Los Angeles by herself, and Brooks seemed totally fine with his pooch in Idaho. A source (Hi, Koda!) tells Us Weekly that their split is Julianne’s fault, pretty much.
“Her actions are what caused her divorce with Brooks. Brooks did not want a divorce, but he felt pushed toward it because of how Julianne was behaving. But Brooks is not the one who is bummed now.”
But it’s not just Brooks who thinks that Julianne was out of her mind.
“Her friends think Brooks was an amazing, strapping dude and aren’t sure why she let him go or messed it up.”
“Strapping dude”? Okay, Koda, no need to lay it on so thick. Put down the phone.
The source also says that “Brooks doesn’t have anyone new in his life right now romantically speaking.” Which he could fix if he called me finally, but also–why would we assume someone has a new relationship a month after a divorce? And during a pandemic? How easy is it for hot, rich dudes to pick up a rebound piece? Nevermind, answered my own question.
The source adds that the breakup “was a long time coming.”
“They argued a lot and just had different viewpoints on important issues,” the insider previously said, noting that the twosome had been focusing on “trying to find themselves separate from one another and deal with any issues they’ve faced that were exasperated while married.”
Us Weekly also spoke to a source who said that Julianne was dealing with the breakup by hanging out with Westworld‘s 38-year-old Ben Barnes. Apparently, Julianne told Brooks that nothing is going on there, but this source is suggesting quite the opposite:
“She had been spending a lot of time with Ben Barnes and has been leaning on him. She told Brooks it was nothing, but it’s not.”
The source says that now Julianne “won’t answer anyone’s calls or texts, including her closest friends.” But Brooks is still hanging out with Julianne’s brother Derek Hough. Derek posted this on Brooks’ birthday:
Well listen, let’s split the baby here, shall we? Instead of a break-up and Julianne getting with Ben, Brooks can explore his sexuality as he wanted and fix things with Julianne at the same time. A threesome with Brooks, Julianne, and Ben! Even better: Brooks, Derek and Ben. “Brooks’ birthday blast workout”-INDEED!