Love is in the air for Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich! The new couple has been photographed together several times lately, making headlines for their budding romance. On Tuesday, the professional hockey player opened up to Washington D.C. radio station The Fan about meeting the actress through mutual friend Teddy Sears.
“On set, apparently, he was talking with Julianne, and said he had recently just got married — just got back from his honeymoon — and then asked her if she’d been seeing anyone,” Brooks explained. “And she said, ‘No,’ or whatever, and I guess he was watching our hockey game at the time.”
The Washington Capitals center said that things didn’t progress immediately from here. “In December, Teddy and [his wife] Melissa came back for a little wedding reception of theirs, back in D.C., and Jules came out with them,” he continued. “I got to meet her at that point.”
Although Julianne has made a name for herself on Dancing With the Stars and her acting career, Brooks admitted he wasn’t familiar with her beforehand. “To be honest, I had never seen an episode of Dancing With the Stars,” he said. “But in my defense, she had never seen a Caps game either until she met Teddy.”
Still, he had nothing but great things to say about his new ladylove. “She’s a cool, cool gal,” he added. “She’s just a sweethearts, very loving, very giving. She puts so much great out into the world. I’m a pretty lucky guy.”
Well, eat your heart out, Ryan Seacrest!