Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough are dating. I know, I wasn’t prepared to start the weekend with a new #1, top-of-the-food-chain celebrity power couple either. Laich, a 30-year old Canadian hockey player and center for the Washington Capitals, was spotted holding hands with Hough this weekend. On Valentine’s day, they both tweeted messages about being with special people.
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 is a two-time Dancing With the Stars winner who has since moved on to an impressive film career with roles in such classics* as Safe Haven, Rock of Ages and Burlesque. Laich has been with the Caps since the 2003-2004 season and signed a $27 million extension in 2011. He has never been on Dancing With the Stars, but now that he is dating Hough, I don’t see how they can ignore him any longer.
*Sorry, I’m not here to say anything bad about the Footloose remake.