Julianne Hough's Husband Brooks Laich Reveals He's Reassessing His Life Amid Rumored Marital Problems

Julianne Hough's husband, Brooks Laich, opened up about his "new motto" regarding changes in his life, and shared a message on Instagram about his new outlook.

Amid reports that Julianne Hough and her husband, Brooks Laich are going through a bit of a rough patch, he shared a cryptic message on Instagram about his new outlook on life.

With a picture that had the words "But first, HAPPINESS" written in bold, he revealed that his "new motto" is a result of him reassessing a lot of the things in his life, with the most important thing being how he spends his time every day.

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My new motto. Lately I’ve been re-assessing many things in my life, and one of the most important things I’ve been looking at is how I spend my time every day. I’m redefining my priorities, and putting happiness at the forefront. I’m making changes to my daily routine, and prioritizing the things that bring me the most joy. Everything else lines up behind those. This is the first week of this new approach, and so far I’m absolutely loving it! I’m gonna play with it some more, dial it in, and then share with you what my day looks like. I’m sharing this with you to encourage you to assess your life, how you are spending your time, and what you are prioritizing daily. Do you wake up with a “to-do” list every morning, or do you wake up and do things that bring you complete and utter happiness? I would love to hear your thoughts on this as it pertains to your life, please share them with me below! 🤟💯 #happiness

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According to PEOPLE, after two years of marriage, Hough's independent and free-spirited nature had caused some friction in their marriage. Hinting at a problem in his post, Laich said:

"I'm redefining my priorities, and putting happiness at the forefront. I'm making changes to my daily routine, and prioritizing the things that bring me the most joy. Everything else lines up behind those."

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On New Year’s Eve, I had a friend ask me “what’s your adjective for the new year?” I asked him what he meant, and he said it’s about picking a word that is going to be a guide for you in 2020. His word was “mindful” - he wanted to be more mindful of his time, his friendships, his money, etc. and throughout the year he will remind himself to be “mindful” of all things in his life. I then immediately fell in love with this question. And the word that keeps coming up for me right now is “boundless.” I feel like a lot of my life has been “bound” to certain identities that have come through the sport I spent my life playing. Canadian, male, hockey player, disciplined, competitive, etc... and though I am all of those things, they do not define me, and I am not bound by them. In 2020 I look forward to releasing old identities, and stepping into a new chapter in my life. I find myself wanting to officially say the words “I retire” from professional hockey, instead of vehemently resisting it as I have been for the last 2 years. I feel a new stage of life calling me, and though I don’t exactly know what it is yet, it feels right, and exciting! Lately I’ve been reading a lot, coloring intricate mandalas, listening to instrumental music, dancing, and I’ve even started singing in church. Probably not the stuff you would envision me doing, and I’m right there with you. But I love it, and I’m not going to stop - I’m going to embrace it for what it is at this moment. So in 2020, I am “boundless” and on a new journey. So I ask you, what is your adjective of 2020, and how will you apply it in your life?! I hope it leads you to a new level of happiness and fulfillment! Much love to all of you who read this and embrace your crazy journey, I’m right there with you! 🤟✌️🤣 @torimatthewsphoto 📸

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He revealed that it had only been a week since he adopted this "new approach" and admits to completely loving it.

While we hope it has nothing to do with the end of marriage, Laich did promise to share with his followers what his day looked like once he made a few tweaks to his mystery approach to life.

Earlier in the month, on an episode of the How Men Think podcast he opened up about the changes in his sex life, he admitted:

"One of my goals this year is to really explore, like, learning about sexuality...People think that sexuality is just the act of sex, of just having sex. There's so much more to it."

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In the podcast, Laich said he is trying to propose the concept of "pleasure first." Similar to his motto on Instagram about happiness, it is a daily routine of prioritizing yourself.

He questioned listeners if they have fully expressed their true sexuality with their partners, and if it the best sex they have ever experienced, and admitted himself that he isn't sure if he's great in bed.

Julianne Hough and her husband Brooks Laich kiss on the red carpet at the Industry Dance Awards at Avalon Hollywood, on August 14, 2019, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images (Photo by Rachel Luna/FilmMagic)

Julianne Hough and her husband Brooks Laich kiss on the red carpet at the Industry Dance Awards at Avalon Hollywood, on August 14, 2019, in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images (Photo by Rachel Luna/FilmMagic)

According to US Weekly, after taking a couple's retreat, they have been taking some time apart. However, they were spotted on together on January 9.

While Hough had been spotted not wearing her wedding ring days before, Laich was wearing his ring. It is reported, Hough has is a different person now, and this is leading to her reassess her marriage. 

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