Julianne Hough has been spotted hand in hand with a new man, hockey player, Brooks Laich.
The 25-year-old actress was seen holding onto her supposed new beau outside a Whole Foods store on Monday in Los Angeles. Hough was beaming from ear to ear as she carried a bunch of sunflowers.
The latest image of the duo comes just days after the pair were seen at Disneyland in Anaheim, and one witness even admitted that they saw the pair share a smooch too. The source told USWeekly, “I hope it works out well. They’re having fun.”
Hough and the 30-year-old NHL athlete, who currently plays for the Washington Capitals, were given VIP treatment at the theme park, as they were walked around by a host who took them to the Indiana Jones Adventure, Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Haunted Mansion rides. The very next day the couple then went to Bristol Farms and hiked up into Studio City together too.
Meanwhile, Laich even took to Twitter on Valentine’s Day to celebrate his relationship with Hough, however he didn’t make a specific reference to her:
Happy Valentines Day everyone – hope you are spending it with that special someone who makes you happy! #onelove
— Brooks Laich (@brookslaich) February 15, 2014
Hough split from Ryan Seacrest in March 2013, after dating the television personality for over three years. After the demise of their relationship she took to Instagram to post several messages that related to her current mindset. In one she wrote, “I can’t tell you the key to success, but they key to failure is trying to please everyone,” while she then also scribed, “Love is when these things catch your eyes in the most unexpected places.”
It’s believed that Hough and Seacrest’s works schedules contributed to the end of their courtship, however an insider admitted that it was a mutual decision, stating, “I think this is for good. They both just sort of knew they couldn’t do it anymore.”
It sounds as if Hough has landed herself a catch though in Laich, who caught the attention of the media back in 2010 when he stopped to help two stranded Capitals fans change their flat tire after a Game 7 loss in the 2010 NHL playoffs.
As well as installing the spare wheel for the woman and her teenage daughter,who were stranded on the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge, Laich also took this opportunity to apologise for the club’s loss in the playoffs.
After being widely praised for his actions, Laich calmly noted, “It’s not a big deal. It was just a tire. The lady was stranded on the side of the road, I saw that it was just a lady and her daughter, and I figured my tire expertise outweighed hers.”