Julianne Hough is inspiring her husband Brooks Laich to explore his sexuality.
Ever since the Dancing with the Stars performer came out as “not straight” to her husband, the Canadian pro hockey player has been looking forward to becoming just as open-minded about his feelings on intimacy.
Laich expressed this on Monday (December 30) when he revealed a few of his resolutions for 2020 in his Instagram Stories. Among his goals included wanting to travel abroad (“Croatia/Turkey”), taking up playing piano again, making more room for space throughout the day and being “open to all things and present in my relationships,” which involves learning “more about intimacy and my sexuality.”
“As the new year inches closer, I'm doing some reflecting, and some looking ahead,” Laich wrote on Instagram. “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.”
"It's a new decade coming, a new sense of hope and opportunity—and a chance to step into an improved version of you,” he continued. “You must believe you are, before you can become. Once the belief is set, the path reveals itself.”
It’s fair to assume Laich’s new nonpartisan outlook on life was inspired by Hough, who recalled her own revelation for the September issue of Women’s Health.
“I [told him], 'You know I’m not straight, right?' And he was like, 'I'm sorry, what?' I was like, 'I'm not. But I choose to be with you,’” she told the pub at the time. “I think there’s a safety with my husband now that I’m unpacking all of this, and there’s no fear of voicing things that I’ve been afraid to admit or that I’ve had shame or guilt about because of what I’ve been told or how I was raised."
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