[Blind Gossip] We told you months ago that this marriage was in trouble and that the wife was manipulating her husband.
Want a little more insight into what is going on behind the scenes?
Of course you do! Here you go.
It may be hard to see this now, but he used to be a totally different guy. Very confident, lots of friends, knew who he was.
She really messed with his head. She told him a few days after they met that they were soul mates and that they would be happy and spend their whole lives together.
She was all over him. Then she would pull away and say she wasn’t sure and he would be really confused and go chasing after her.
That does sound confusing. What is their status as a couple?
She tries to make it seem in social media and in publicity leaks that their marriage is great and that they have made all their decisions together as a couple, but that’s not true at all.
Who is leading?
She makes every decision and convinces him to go along. I don’t even know how she does it. She has this weird power over him where he says and does really stupid things just to hold onto her. He’s being totally manipulated, but he doesn’t even see it.
She is calling all the shots, including where they live and what they say about their marriage.
So, when is she going to let him go?
Not yet. They are legally married and she is still looking to advance her career.
She somehow manages to make him believe that their marriage is better and he will be happier if he just goes along and wants the same things she wants.
What does she want?
She wants movies but she will probably wind up on another TV show. She wants to make a ton of money. He doesn’t really have a job so it’s all about what she wants.
He’s just following her lead like a puppy dog. Like I said, she is manipulative.
Similar: The Bliss Is Over
[Optional] How will this work out?
Couple: Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich
How will this work out?
Not so well.
They are getting divorced!
Your friends at Blind Gossip told you back in December that this relationship was all over except for the announcement (see The Bliss Is Over for details).
The couple has now formally announced their separation.
Julianne Hough, Brooks Laich split up after nearly 3 years of marriage
Television personality Julianne Hough and hockey player Brooks Laich have announced they are splitting up after nearly three years of marriage.
“We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate,” the couple said in a joint statement.
They have not been social distancing together amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“They continue to spend time apart and are doing their own thing,” a source told E! News earlier this month.
The whole psychological trip Julianne pulled on Brooks was interesting.
There was a lot of love-bombing in the beginning. Then she waited until after they were married to completely change her mind about what she wanted. He just went along with it.
Perhaps he felt directionless after he lost his job (he was dropped by his team) and didn’t know what else to do but follow her lead?
Julianne Hough Reveals She’s ‘Not Straight’
Four months after the couple got married in July 2017, Hough, 31, began her “massive transformation.”
Hough admits that as she was undergoing her personal evolution, she was fearful that Laich, an NHL player and entrepreneur, wouldn’t understand.
“I [told him], ‘You know I’m not straight, right?’
And he was like, ‘I’m sorry, what?’”
Most people would have said, WHAT THE ACTUAL F***?!?!?”
But Brooks Laich is a Canadian. They are such a polite people that they apologize for everything. Thus the “I’m sorry” after her shocking revelation.
Anyway, back to our story.
“I was like, ‘I’m not. But I choose to be with you.’ ”
“I think there’s a safety with my husband now that I’m unpacking all of this,” continues Hough, “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.”
Julianne Hough was raised Mormon, but has spent most of the past ten years wearing tiny outfits, dating Ryan Seacrest, and then getting married to a man who thought she was straight.
They were together for five years before they got married. She couldn’t have found some time during those five years to tell him she wasn’t straight? No, she waited until after she was married to drop that little bombshell.
Then, after she made that very public announcement, she convinced her hockey-playing husband to make a number of jaw-dropping statements about his own sexuality to take some of the heat off of her.
He went right along with it, too.
A big part of my journey in 2020 is exploring my sexuality. And by that I don’t mean if I’m gay or straight. I mean, in my sexual relationship, what is my sexuality and what am I craving, and what are my desires and what are my wife’s?
I woke up as an athlete, wanted to train, wanted to eat, sleep, rest, perform. Sexuality was way below all of that for the majority of my life.
TMI, Dude. TMI.
His hockey buds are cringing at the number she did on him. They need to take him out for a few Molsons and help him get his pride back.
By the way, it’s interesting that so many of you thought that this was about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
The love-bombing… changing the game plan as soon as they were married… him losing his job and appearing directionless… him following his wife’s lead… her convincing him to make public statements that he’s happy about the dramatic life changes.
Huh. There certainly are a lot similarities there!
Congratulations to Kiersan for being first with the correct response!