Julianne Hough & Brooks Laich Reportedly Went on Couples Retreat before Relationship Went Sour

Keeping a relationship going can be hard work for any couple and Julianne Hough’s marriage isn’t any different. According to reports, the professional dancer is having marital problems.

According to “Us Weekly,” Hough, 31, and Brooks Laich, 36, went on a couple’s romantic getaway a month before their marital problems were confirmed. A source revealed that the couple went away to the recently opened Nobu Hotel Los Cabos in Mexico.

The ballroom dancer and her NHL player husband met up with Hough’s brother Derek Hough and his girlfriend, Hayley Erbert. The couple’s retreat occurred in November 2019.

Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough at the Paint & Sip & Help event on October 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Tiffany Rose/Getty Images

Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough at the Paint & Sip & Help event on October 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Tiffany Rose/Getty Images

Hough & Laich on a couple’s getaway

The two couples weren’t alone as they were joined by “Dancing With the Stars” alum Brooke Burke and her boyfriend Scott Rigsby. The group enjoyed soaking up the sun while having drinks near their private cabanas.

Later on, the group joined Mario and Courtney Lopez, Erika Christensen and actress Dania Ramirez for dinner at Nobu restaurant. An insider revealed that Hough and Laich started going through problems last December.

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It is with the heaviest heart that I share with you the passing of our beloved dogs Lexi and Harley. Their tragic passing has left my wife and I heartbroken. Lexi and Harley were not just pets to us, they were our children, and we loved them as such. They were the purest example of love that I have ever seen. They showed me that true love did exist in the world. The way they loved their mom @juleshough and the way she loved them back was the first time I knew that there was hope for me to have love in my life. And they accepted me into their little family, and helped me become a dad for the first time. The past 2 weeks have been filled with tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. The immense pain we feel by their loss is due to the overwhelming love we had for them. Every single beautiful part of them will be missed, but we trust that they are in a better place now, and can still feel their presence in our hearts. I want to thank the many people who have helped see us through the past 2 weeks. The outpouring of love and support we have received from our family and friends has helped heal our hearts. I am eternally grateful for everyone who has held space for my wife and I to grieve and mourn. There are too many names to list, but you all know who you are, and know that we couldn’t have made it through this without each and everyone of you. In the most sincere way possible, thank you very much. Thank you to @kristysowin, @derekhough, and @camilaforeroo for going above and beyond what we could ever imagine asking of you. There simply are no words to express our gratitude, we love you deeply and are so grateful for you. Thank you to my wife for allowing me to share in their world, and trusting me to be their dad. I wasn’t perfect, but I loved them with every ounce of my heart. And thank you Lexi and Harley, for teaching me grace, softening my heart, and showing me love. You are perfect, and may you Rest In Peace. ❤️🐶🐼🐺💑❤️

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Pro dancer spotted without ring

To make matters worse, on December 31, the professional dancer was seen without her wedding ring. At the time she was co-hosting NBC’s “New Year’s Eve” with Carson Daly.

Laich was also quite suspicious about his actions. On December 30, 2019, the athlete took to Instagram Stories with a lengthy and cryptic 2020 New Year’s resolution post.

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“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are not” As the new year inches closer, I’m doing some reflecting, and some looking ahead. I’m always working on becoming a better man, a better version of me, and it always starts with a vision of who that person is. Knowing where I am, and where I want to go, are equally important. So I share these words for anyone else out there on a similar journey ahead of the new year. It’s a new decade coming, a new sense of hope and opportunity - and a chance to step into an improved version of you. You must believe you are, before you can become. Once the belief is set, the path reveals itself. So, much love to all of you taking the time to pour love into yourself, and striving for betterment - I’m with you all the way, and wish you all the best!! 🙌🤟💯

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Hough & hubby taking a break

In his post, he shared that he wanted to learn more about “intimacy and [his] sexuality.” A few weeks later, another insider revealed that the hockey player and Hough were taking some time apart.

The source explained:

“They have both been in different places for work so they haven’t been able to spend as much time together these past few months.”

Couple seen at the airport

On January 9, 2020, Hough and Laich appeared to be on better terms as they were seen together at the Hollywood Burbank Airport in Los Angeles. The athlete was still wearing his wedding ring.

Hough without her wedding ring

Their interaction allegedly included him hugging Hough outside the airport before jumping into a car. On December 24, 2019, and January 3, 2020, the “Footloose” alum was seen without her ring in Instagram videos.

More images from the couple’s getaway can be viewed here.

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