Julianne Hough's Husband Vows to Explore His Sexuality After She Says She's 'Not Straight'

December 31, 2019

Brooks Laich is hoping to learn more about himself in 2020.

The Canadian ice hockey star revealed several New Year’s resolutions on Instagram Monday night, but one in particular caught the attention of fans.

Under the “I want to learn more about” category, Laich said he wants to explore his “intimacy and my sexuality.”

He also added that he wants to be more "open to all things and present in my relationships" while summarizing that he’s most excited about "stepping into a new version of me."

In a separate Instagram post, Laich wrote, “I’m always working on becoming a better man, a better version of me, and it always starts with a vision of who that person is. Knowing where I am, and where I want to go, are equally important. It’s a new decade coming, a new sense of hope and opportunity – and a chance to step into an improved version of you.”

Laich’s comments about exploring his sexuality come shortly after his wife, Julianne Hough, announced that she’s “not straight” in the annual "Naked Strength" issue of Women’s Health magazine.

"I was connecting to the woman inside that doesn't need anything, versus the little girl that looked to him to protect me," she said in the September issue. "I was like 'Is he going to love this version of me?' But the more I dropped into my most authentic self, the more attracted he was to me. Now we have a more intimate relationship... I [told him], 'You know I'm not straight, right?' And he was like, 'I'm sorry, what?' I was like, 'I'm not. But I choose to be with you,” the 31-year-old dancer and TV personality revealed.

Hough spoke about her husband’s reaction to the news with ET’s Keltie Knight adding that he’s been “the most supportive person ever" since she became her most authentic self.

“We talk about it all the time, if that was not the case we would have a very different relationship," she explained. "But the reason why our relationship works is because we're completely raw and open and exposed."

Laich showed his support in an Instagram post shortly after, writing, "So proud of my wife @juleshough for the woman she is, and her courage to share her journey of trials and triumphs.”

The couple tied the knot in 2017 and celebrated two years of marriage this summer.

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