Julianne Hough Admits She Was Abused As a Child

Julianne Hough

Ryan Seacrest’s beard girlfriend, Julianne Hough, told Cosmo in an interview that she was abused by adults at the dance academy in London she attended with her older brother.

Hough told the mag that she left her home in Utah to attend the prestigious dance academy at age 10, after winning a five-year scholarship. She recalled that although she was only 10 years-old, she looked much older and she seemed even older so when she danced.

Julianne said,

While I was in London, I was abused–mentally, physically, everything.

I was a tormented little kid who had to put on this sexy facade because that was my job and my life. But my heart was the same, and I was this innocent little girl. I wanted so much love.

Julianne told Cosmo that she never named her abusers and she doesn’t dwell on what happened (except for this interview and a little publicity for her new movie “Safe Haven” where she happens to play a person who was also abused) because “what’s past is past.”


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