He responds no he isn’t and then the interviewer says he just broke so many hearts. He shrugs and says, “Eh, you know, I’m not married, though.”
Julianne laughs and corrects him on what he should have said. Kenny then flips it on Julianne and asks her if she is single (IN KIND OF A FLIRTATIOUS WAY??????), even though we all know she is not at this time, she is very publicly dating media giant Ryan Seacrest.
“I’m not married,” she responds.
I can only imagine how thrilled Ryan Seacrest was when he saw this, upside down smiley.
Clearly, our girl Jules has never enjoyed labels and has maybe never wanted to be married???????
This is your official reminder that Julianne Alexandra Hough is only 31 years old.
The thing is she feels much older. And that’s because she became famous when she was 18 years old and competed on and won her first season of Dancing With The Stars. She didn’t seem 18 at the time because she looked and danced like she was 25. And also because she was engaged and being accused of breaking up marriages.
So since she’s been in the spotlight for 13 years and you thought she was 25 when you first met her, you would assume she’s 38 by now, close to the age of the Kardashian sisters. But really she’s only one year older than Taylor Swift. She’s Elizabeth Olsen’s age. Michael Cera’s age. She is a spring chicken and we are all old and dying.
In an interview for Safe Haven, before the interview “officially” starts, Julianne Hough is talking about Steve Young, a football player who played for the 49ers. Julianne says she grew up watching him because she grew up LDS. (I looked up the correlation and Steve Young is the “great-great-great-grandson of Brigham Young, the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” according to Wikipedia.) Josh Duhamel, Julianne’s co-star in Safe Haven, doesn’t know what LDS is and Julianne simply says, “Mormon.” Then in a hick accent while moving her arms in a giddy-up fashion, she says “Latter-day Saints.” Not sure why but maybe she’s just uncomfortable?
“Haven’t you seen The Book of Mormon on Broadway,” she asks Josh.
Josh clearly hasn’t and clearly wishes he was dead.
“It’s so inappropriate on so many levels, but it’s so good,” Julianne continues. She adds that she has seen it twice. Wow!
Josh is clearly confused because I’m not sure he even knows what a Mormon is, much less ever been to a Broadway play.
During an Instagram Live a few days ago, Gwyneth Paltrow (you know her from “conscious uncoupling”) talked to Julianne Hough (you know her from this blog) from Paltrow’s goop account (goop sells candles that smell like Gwyneth’s vagina). Julianne explained what her movement Kinrgy is about (still not clear) and she also thanked Paltrow for being a “pioneer” (still not sure for what). Julianne also told Gwyneth that during isolation (without her husband), Julianne has been asking herself the hard questions.
“This has really had me ask those same questions. Like, what’s the point of it all? If I’m just like … And by the way, those are some heavy questions. Like, what is the point? What is all of this for? Do I belong here? I’ve had some really deep questions that I have been asking myself. Like even being in Hollywood and all of the … the press and everything. What is it all for? What is this? But then of course as I have that conversation with myself, I think, oh, there’s a bigger play here. There’s a bigger purpose and that’s me coming back to this and then obviously Kinrgy with which we’re going to talk about. But, yeah, there is purpose, but sometimes you have to ask those really deep questions.”
I think she just told us Kinrgy is the point of it all but not totally sure.
In an interview with Lewis Howes, (a man I do not know but who seriously needs to keep it in his pants when interviewing our dear Jules), Jules tells him what her mission statement in life is. “The purpose of my life is to be an infectious light of love and joy, to celebrate the little things, and to inspire others to embrace their true essence,” she says.
She says the man told her that her song “My Hallelujah Song” inspired him to come out to his family and friends. He also listened to that song every morning on the treadmill and eventually lost 60 pounds, revealing the man he was meant to be. Julianne cries when she tells this story because according to her, her music was her “biggest failure.”
“I need everybody to know this,” she says. “My music has felt like my biggest failure.”
She says she compared herself and didn’t get what she thought she should have (a gold record, lol?), so instead of continuing to make more (country) music, she went back to what she knew was safe (competing on Dancing With The Stars with her boyfriend).
Why this is not shocking: Because Julianne Hough isn’t exactly a country music icon and unless you’re me, you probably don’t know any of her music.
Why this is shocking: Julianne actually didn’t have a bad music career (in my opinion). I’m not sure what she ranked on the charts and I’m too lazy to look it up, but in like 2008, she toured with Brad Paisley (where she met her then-boyfriend Chuck Wicks) and then in 2009, she won Top New Artist at the ACMs. After that, she basically left country music and went on the eighth season of Dancing With The Stars, where her goofy, uncoordinated boyfriend, Chuck Wicks, served as her “star” partner. Their chemistry and dancing was so hot, fans probably couldn’t take it because they didn’t even make it to the finals.
Then in 2010, Julianne tried country music again and released the song “Is That So Wrong.” CMT pulled the music video and Julianne claimed it was because it was “too racy,” but CMT says it was because of contract negotiations. (In the video, she does a pirouette while taking off her shirt. The music video is extremely hard to find, but I did find it, you’re welcome). The next time Julianne sang a song of her own was on America’s Got Talent stage, where she sang her song “Transform.”
If you don’t know, country music kind of peaked in 2009, especially with white blondes. Taylor Swift was really hot that year; it was right after her Grammy-winning Fearless was released. Miranda Lambert was also new on the scene. Carrie Underwood was doing things. And even Broadway star Laura Bell Bundy was singing and dancing and being blonde.
(Oh my god, I forgot about Kellie Pickler!!!!)
(Oh my god, and Jessica Simpson, too!!!!)
So yes, maybe Julianne compared herself too much to the other blondes in the country music circuit, but I can’t get over winning Top New Artist and still not thinking your music career is good enough!!!!!
Here is where I attempt to blog about Julianne Hough for 100 days straight. This was inspired by Allie Jones’ 500 blogs on Kristin Cavallari, a much funnier read. If you’ve kept up with Julianne Hough as much as I have (you haven’t), then you know something happened in her childhood. I know this because she alludes to it often, yet never comes out and says it. This is frustrating for me, do you understand? In this hourlong interview that yes, I did watch, Jules tells the beefy host that when she moved to London when she was 10, Mark Ballas’ mother and father trained her and her brother, Derek Hough, in ballroom dancing. Something bad happened, but she doesn’t say what. She does say that she has talked to all parties involved since then, but we don’t know why.
“I would go through things that maybe were not a good thing. Things that maybe weren’t necessarily the best for a 13-year-old at the time,” she says.
“Obviously now, like, I see some things that should have shifted and shouldn’t have happened, but I now see the benefits of them.”
In 2014, Jules told Cosmo magazine that while in London, she was abused “mentally, physically, everything.”
This is all confusing, considering she says she understands the “benefits” of the abuse?
In 2018, Julianne Hough and her husband, Brooks Laich, were on The Steve Harvey Show where they had to play one of those newlywed games. It’s a horrible segment, made only more horrible by the fact that Steve Harvey called Julianne “Julien” at one point and also the fact that Brooks has a tiny tiny ponytail. But whatever. Steve asks the couple what Brooks’ biggest phobia is. Julianne says beans and Brooks says bees.