Julianne Hough Announces Engagement to NHL Hunk Brooks Laich

We couldn't be happier for this lady! Julianne Hough is engaged to her NHL boyfriend Brooks Laich, and the couple shared their exciting news on social media with the sweetest photo.


The Dancing With the Stars alum and judge took to Instagram on Tuesday to share this photo, presumably taken just after she accepted his proposal with an enthusiastic "Yes!"

We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement! #fiancé #love

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Can you practically feel her excitement radiating off that photo? Her man doesn't have a bad bum either, just saying. She captioned the photo, "We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement! #fiancé #love"

Her pro-hockey playing boyfriend fiancé (Laich plays for the Washington Capitals) posted the same photo and message to his own Instagram page. They are a team already!

The proposal reportedly took place near Hough's grandparents' home in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and given the background in that photo, the setting was idyllic. No pics of the ring yet, but I think it's pretty clear from the way she's looking at it on her hand, she's smitten.

It's a first marriage for Laich, 32, and Hough, 27, who met through their mutual friend Teddy Sears, who was her Curve costar. Previously, the Safe Harbor actress dated Ryan Seacrest for three years, until they broke up in early 2013. She and Laich started dating nearly a year later, and she said it couldn't be more different than her previous relationships.

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Julianne dished to Redbook last year about how she knew Laich was her person. "Every relationship, there was nothing wrong or bad, but there was nothing right. I had one foot out because I didn't want to get hurt," she said. "And I didn't say what was on my mind because I didn't want to ruffle any feathers. I needed to be perfect. Now I'm not holding anything back because I'd rather get my heart broken than never know what it is to be completely, madly in love. If I had been this open in my last relationship, who knows?"

Hough added, "We've been open and honest from day one."

Laich is just as crazy in love as she is. In 2014, he told a radio interviewer, "She's a cool, cool gal. She's just a sweetheart, very loving, very giving. She puts so much great out into the world. I'm a pretty lucky guy."

Here's to the happy couple!


Image via brookslaich/Instagram

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