Julianne Hough Reflects on Relationship With Ex Ryan Seacrest

Julianne Hough and Ryan Seacrest
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Turning water into wine! Julianne Hough bought candid about her previous romance with Ryan Seacrest, telling Kelly Clarkson that her ex was the one to introduce her to wine — which in the end led to beginning her personal label with Nina Dobrev.

Throughout her Thursday, April 20, look on The Kelly Clarkson Present, the Dancing With the Stars cohost, 34, revealed to the “Mine” singer, 40, about how Seacrest uncovered her to the concept of sipping and savoring alcohol. (Hough, who dated the Dwell With Kelly and Ryan alum, 48, from 2010 to 2013, grew up within the Mormon church, the place members don’t drink.)

“He launched me to wine,” the Secure Haven star mentioned of her time with the American Idol host. “What was so attention-grabbing was as a result of I didn’t drink, rising up LDS, it was often related to partying and getting drunk — however this was like, an training,” Hough defined to Clarkson, gushing over how a lot she likes to be taught. “He taught me all of the completely different — like, the best way to odor and the best way to style and the best way to swirl the glass. It felt very cool! After which I used to be like, ‘How do I take what I discovered and switch it into one thing good and share it with all of you?’”

Hough and Dobrev, 34 — whom the dancer known as her “greatest good friend” — launched Contemporary Vine Wine in 2021. The “low carb, low calorie, low sugar” spirits function purple, white and rosé choices; Clarkson and Hough every loved a glass of purple on the present.

“Even Jesus was into this,” Clarkson joked, holding up her glass. “That is God’s plan, not mine.”

Hough has spoken about her Mormon upbringing via the years, telling the New York Publish in 2013 that although she now not practices the faith, she was “so glad I used to be raised Mormon.” On the time, the Footloose actress recalled that she and brother Derek Hough had been raised with guidelines that included “no intercourse earlier than marriage, no consuming, no caffeine, no smoking, no swear phrases, no R-rated films.”

Along with her openness about her non secular upbringing, Julianne and Seacrest have additionally been candid about their previous romance — and the place their relationship stands immediately. (The “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” host has been in a relationship with Aubrey Paige Petcosky since 2021, whereas Julianne was married to ex-husband Brooks Laich from 2020 to 2022.)

In March 2022, earlier than interviewing Julianne and Derek, 37, on his radio present, Seacrest defined how the state of affairs wasn’t “awkward” for him as a result of he and the Rock of Ages star “have remained mates.”

“We’re mates! We chat [a lot],” Julianne — whom Seacrest known as “Jules” — agreed, saying that the 2 deal with one another with “respect and love and all these issues.”