"It's cool because we're in two different professions," Hough explains. It's fun to hang out and push each other and also kind of show him I can keep up with a professional athlete. We like the same things, so it's fun." Hough and Laich got engaged last August, and Hough dishes that she wants to keep their upcoming nuptials simple."It's fun to be able to learn about the other's profession. "Oh, just friends and family and no stress," she says.In honor of their happy news, Us Weekly is taking a look back at their whirlwind romance, starting with their first meeting in 2013. PHOTOS: Celeb love stories December 2013: Hough and Laich are introduced by a mutual pal, Teddy Sears, who worked with the actress and the Washington Capitals player unofficially debut their budding romance with a PDA-filled date at the Happiest Place on Earth, aka Disneyland, where they're spotted kissing and holding hands. (She famously dated Ryan Seacrest for three years from 2010 to 2013.) PHOTOS: Quickest celeb engagements "I had one foot out because I didn't want to get hurt. R.'s record release party at the Troubadour in L.
She left London that year, after having been "abused, mentally, physically, everything," she said, a situation that escalated "when I started hitting puberty, when I started becoming a woman and stopped being a little girl. I was told if I ever went back to the United States, three things were going to happen. Hough returned for season six with radio host/comedian Adam Carolla, but they were eliminated in week four."If I had been this open in my last relationship, who knows?" Of Laich, she adds, "We've been open and honest from day one." Dec. @brookslaich #lexi #harley #family #love A photo posted by Julianne Hough (@juleshough) on Jun 25, 2015 at am PDT Aug."I'm not knocking down my parents, but they didn't really teach us about diet and nutrition and stuff, so I had to figure it out later on in life. If they want me to be a part of it in some aspect, of course. They’ve asked me to come back to judge but we’ll see what happens.Hockey season may be over, but there's still some time in peak wedding season! "She's just a sweetheart, very loving, very giving. I'm a pretty lucky guy." May 3, 2014: The lovebirds double date with Hough's brother, Derek, and his then-hookup Nikki Reed (who has since married Ian Somerhalder). A., they make their way to the Sayers Club to celebrate alum Cheryl Burke's 30th birthday.