Julianne Hough Reveals The Secret To Her Great Relationship With Ryan Seacrest

Footloose star Julianne Hough claims that the reason her relationship with Ryan Seacrest is going so well, is due to the fact that she is so comfortable in her own skin. In other words, the relationship happened at the right time.

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Hough graces the cover of Self Magazine this month, and opened up about her state of mind: “A couple of years ago, my dad asked me if, when I’m on the road by myself, no boyfriend, no family, no dogs to comfort me, I am happy with who I am,” said the star, pictured leaving Trousdale nightclub with Seacrest on Friday. “That stuck with me. If you don’t know yourself, you can’t really love anybody. Today, I am really happy with who I am and feel like I’m in the right place. I’d met Ryan many times over the years, but we got together at the right time.”

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Julianne also revealed how rewarding dancing is to her, almost like a spiritual experience. Acting, on the other hand, is like “free therapy” for Hough, who says that “trying to make people laugh or cry can be inspiring.”