“Dancing With The Stars” alum Julianne Hough has revealed that she lived in London at the time she was a mere ten-years-old. During that time, she studied dance and also suffered from abuse at the hands of someone whom she refuses to mention.
She revealed to the February issue of “Cosmopolitan” magazine, “I was abused, mentally, physically, everything.”
She said, “I was ten years old looking like I was 28, being a very sensual dancer. I was a tormented little kid who had to put on this sexy facade because that was my job and my life. But my heart was the same, and I was this innocent little girl. I wanted so much love.”
She spoke of how things got worse “when I started hitting puberty, when I started becoming a woman and stopped being a little girl.”
With regard to the name of her abuser, she is keeping mum. She said, “I’m a very forgiving person, and I don’t want to hurt anybody. What’s past is past.”
Julianne also revealed that the emotions all came back to her during the filming of her new movie “Safe Haven”. The movie is centered around a girl who survives abuse at the hands of her ex-boyfriend and finds love with another man, played by Josh Duhamel. During one scene, she said, “I went from bawling to containing to laughing to crying again. Josh was crying. I think it was the most therapeutic moment of my life.”
On the topic of finding time to spend with her current boyfriend Ryan Seacrest, she added, “We love what we do. We take pride in giving it our all, but then when we’re alone, we really focus in on going to dinners and being extra-romantic and affectionate and just being there for each other.”