Julianne Hough Files for Divorce from Brooks Laich 5 Months After Announcing Separation

JULIANNE Hough has officially filed for divorce from Brooks Laich.

The filing comes five months after the former couple announced their separation.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, the 32-year-old dancer filed for divorce on Monday in Los Angeles.

A source confirmed the news to PEOPLE, stating: "They were trying to work on things but Julianne realized she’s happier having her freedom.

"Brooks tried to give it to her but he also hit his limit."

The former couple began dating in 2013 before they tied the knot in 2017.

The filing is not a surprise as the Dancing With the Stars alum and former NHL star announced their separation in late May.

Julianne and Brooks, 37, revealed that they split after three years of marriage in a joint statement.

The pair said: "We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate."

The statement continued: "We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place.

"We kindly request your compassion and respect for our privacy moving forward."

Rumors were circulating that the pair had called it quits before they made the statement.

Julianne had been spotted without her wedding ring, while fans noticed the pair stopped posting their usual romantic messages on social media.

They had also been quarantining separately during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.

Then in late April, the professional hockey player claimed he was in Idaho while Julianne was in Los Angeles because he's an introvert and was enjoying the time alone as he took care of their home there.

Months before the pair split, sources revealed that things had not been good between Julianne and Brooks but they were "not ready to share what's going on between them."

The source told E!: "They don't even really know what to call it. There's a ton of love and emotion there and they are going through something very personal."

Back in September 2019, Julianne revealed to Women's Health that she is "not straight."

She admitted to sharing the news with Brooks four months into their marriage, recalling: “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."

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