Hough, 25, and Seacrest, 39, dated from 2010 until 2013 when they decided to go their separate ways. “Every relationship, there was nothing wrong or bad, but there was nothing right,” Hough, who is currently dating hockey player Brooks Laich, said of her past relationships. “I had one foot out because I didn’t want to get hurt. And I didn’t say what was on my mind because I didn’t want to ruffle any feathers. I needed to be perfect.”
Hough explained that while vacationing with her family, she had an epiphany about why none of her relationships were working. “I had this epiphany when my family went to a six-day seminar [last November] about creating your own destiny,” she explained. “I learned so much about myself and why my relationships didn’t work that by the end I was on a high. I was seeing a couple people, but immediately [starts pretending to text guys], ‘You are nice, but this is going nowhere.'"
Not long after her vacation, a mutual friend set Hough and Laich up on a date. "The next day my Curve costar introduced [Brooks and me]. It couldn’t have been a better time. We’ve been open and honest from day one," Hough said. "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?”
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