Brooks Laich, husband to Dancing With The Stars Pro Julianne Hough, shared on Instagram about entering a “new stage of life” shortly after she was spotted without her wedding ring.
“On New Year’s Eve, I had a friend ask me ‘what’s your adjective for the new year?’ I asked him what he meant, and he said it’s about picking a word that is going to be a guide for you in 2020,” Laich said.
Hough has been posting to her Instagram Stories without her wedding ring on.
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Some of my favorite NYE moments 🥂✨ We’re only a week into 2020 and I am more excited than ever about what this year will bring! After our first stop on #oprahs2020visiontour last weekend, I feel like I’ve already reached my wildest dreams…and it’s just the beginning! Wishing everyone an expansive, healthy, and transformative New Year. ❤️ Dress @malanbreton #malanbreton Makeup @carolinadali Hair @cameronrains
Laich’s post about his adjective for 2020 comes after a New Year’s Eve post to his Story, also about his goals.
In his list of aspirations for the coming year, “more about intimacy and my sexuality.”
He also revealed he wanted to start playing the piano again and travel to Turkey, in addition to being more “open to all things and present in my relationships.” Laich’s intimacy and sexuality goal came months after his wife Hough revealed in the September cover issue of Women’s Health that she is “not straight.” She shared with the outlet what went through her mind when telling Laich about it four months after they had tied the knot.
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On New Year’s Eve, I had a friend ask me “what’s your adjective for the new year?” I asked him what he meant, and he said it’s about picking a word that is going to be a guide for you in 2020. His word was “mindful” – he wanted to be more mindful of his time, his friendships, his money, etc. and throughout the year he will remind himself to be “mindful” of all things in his life. I then immediately fell in love with this question. And the word that keeps coming up for me right now is “boundless.” I feel like a lot of my life has been “bound” to certain identities that have come through the sport I spent my life playing. Canadian, male, hockey player, disciplined, competitive, etc… and though I am all of those things, they do not define me, and I am not bound by them. In 2020 I look forward to releasing old identities, and stepping into a new chapter in my life. I find myself wanting to officially say the words “I retire” from professional hockey, instead of vehemently resisting it as I have been for the last 2 years. I feel a new stage of life calling me, and though I don’t exactly know what it is yet, it feels right, and exciting! Lately I’ve been reading a lot, coloring intricate mandalas, listening to instrumental music, dancing, and I’ve even started singing in church. Probably not the stuff you would envision me doing, and I’m right there with you. But I love it, and I’m not going to stop – I’m going to embrace it for what it is at this moment. So in 2020, I am “boundless” and on a new journey. So I ask you, what is your adjective of 2020, and how will you apply it in your life?! I hope it leads you to a new level of happiness and fulfillment! Much love to all of you who read this and embrace your crazy journey, I’m right there with you! 🤟✌️🤣 @torimatthewsphoto 📸