April 27, 2020
Brooks Laich has been practicing social distancing away from his wife, Julianne Hough, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the episode of his iHeartRadio podcast, "How Men Think," Laich, 36, discussed escaping to Idaho during the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Hough, 31, is still in Los Angeles. However, the former NHL player brought along their dog named Koda that he described as "awesome."
"I'm up in Idaho, I'm at my house in Idaho," he said. "I spend all day outside. I'm outside from like, 7:30 until 5 o'clock."
Laich added that he's around 15 minutes away and that he has one neighbor that lives a couple of hundred yards away. And then another neighbor that lives another couple hundred yards away, and that's all that's out there.
"I see them when they walk their dogs a little bit, but don't see them much," he continued. "We're practicing social distancing, but I've been good with the isolation."
Laich then explained that he's "always wanted to spend more time" at the property. Given the circumstances, this felt like the ideal time for him.
When the pandemic hit the United States in March, Laich and Hough were living together in Los Angeles. Not long ago, an insider told PEOPLE that Laich is currently "living the simple life in nature," which satisfies him.
Hough and Laich have been having issues for months.
A year ago, Hough was seen without her wedding ring, sparking rumors that the couple had separated, US Weekly reported. The two shared a few cryptic quotes on social media as well.
Laich and Hough began dating in 2014. The pair announced their engagement after a year, and they were married in 2017.
As reported by PEOPLE, Hough and Laich have been having issues for months. In any case, neither has openly talked about any marital trouble. Their reps have not remarked moreover.
Hough has effectively progressed from being a dancer to a singer, and an actress. In 2007, she received a nomination for a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Choreography.
After a year, she released her debut country album, which snagged the top spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart.
In 2014, Hough joined "Dancing with the Stars" as a permanent fourth judge. She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2015, alongside her brother Derek Hough and Tessandra Chavez.