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Does Julianne Hough have a boyfriend? Star sparks rumors with tribute to her 'love'

Former Dancing with the Stars judge Julianne Hough is private about her love life


Julianne Hough wearing pink gown smiling © Getty
Matthew Moore
Online News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
Updated: September 14, 2023
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Julianne Hough has been keeping her love life private following her divorce from Brooks Laich, which was finalised last year, and opening up about being "not straight".

But a recent post certainly had fans questioning whether she had found love again, as she reshared a loved-up snap alongside Animal Kingdom star Tyler Lain. Tyler shared a series of images from a recent trip to Indonesia alongside a large group of friends, that included Julianne. In one of the final posts, he shared the image of the pair embracing one another.

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The setting sun created the perfect backdrop for the pair, and Julianne looked proud as punch as she cuddled up to the actor. Resharing the image, she even captioned it: "My love."

Although Julianne didn't comment on the main post, she did feature on Tyler's Instagram page on another occasion.

Julianne Hough in off-the-shoulder dress© Getty
Julianne shares a close bond with Tyler

Back in June, he shared some photos of himself and Julianne together at the Tony Awards, including one of Julianne sweetly kissing him on the cheek. Commenting on the post, the dancer said: "The absolute best night with you!!!!" alongside a string of heart emojis.

Julianne similarly shared a series of black-and-white photos of her dancing with Tyler at an event where she cryptically posted: "Chi Trova un Amico, Trova un Tesoro! - He Who Finds a Friend, Finds a Treasure!"

Tyler Lain and Julianne Hough hugging© Instagram
Julianne shared a sweet snapshot

Whilst fans were quick to speculate, Julianne appears to have since squashed romance rumours, citing Tyler as her best friend. Not long after sharing the seemingly loved-up images, Julianne told her followers: "For everyone assuming… Tyler is my BEST FRIEND! We are not in a relationship :)."

 The singer and actress then added: "But also… He is the greatest, so reach out to him and give him the most birthday Love ever!" 

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Julianne is currently thought to be enjoying life as a singleton. Speaking to Page Six in June, the dancer said: "I'm ready for friends and travel, and I guess that is a 'hot girl summer.' I don't know." 

The dancer openly identifies as queer, explaining to the New York Post last year: "I didn't really have a moment of like, 'I'm going to do this.' It just was."

Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough attend the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California© Getty
Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards

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She delved into her childhood and how it impacted her decision, admitting: "It is my truth. Everybody's [coming out] experience is different, and I come from a Mormon background where… it hasn't been looked at as something that's accepted.

"But I know that my parents, my friends, my family love me, and they're proud of me. And so I had a really good experience."

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