Rock of Ages star Julianne Hough covers Zooey magazine.
During her sit-down with the magazine, Hough gushes over boyfriend Ryan Seacrest, reveals her desire to get married & star a family and she even shares what her family tends to do each summer.
Check out her amorous Seacrest talk and more below.
On summer/family traditions:
“Every summer the whole family goes to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. My grandparents have a houseboat on the lake and when we all get together it’s a s**t show because we’re all trying to get attention from everyone else. We’re all very competitive and love to entertain. Who can do a better swan dive from the houseboat into the lake? Who can win that ping pong game ‘Around the World?’ Who can do a better this or that? Oh, and there’s a big talent show. We have this video from when I was little of my Dad and my Uncle Terry singing ‘Hold me! Squeeze me! Never leave me! Got to, got to, got to try a little tenderness.’ Watching them in their bathing suits singing and holding each other is pretty epic.”
On how challenging it was to live with her dance coach for five years:
“The woman I lived with in London [Latin Ballroom champion Shirley Ballas] made me strong and not necessarily in the best way. She made me very guarded and she made me a fighter. I had to fight to hold onto myself. She was very tough on me. Honestly I went through things that I don’t think anyone should have to go through but if they hadn’t happened I wouldn’t have the character and the strength I have today.”
On if she’s ready to tie the knot:
“I feel like I’m 43 – I’m so tired! But yes, I’m ready. This last film I just did with Diablo Cody made me very clear with where I’m at. Personally and professionally. I feel really grounded.”
On what made her fall in-love with Ryan Seacrest:
“You know, we gush and mush at each other all the time. At dinner we’ll always be sitting there explaining the reasons why we love each other. It’s corny and silly but it’s great. I love talking about Ryan. He’s so genuine and loyal. I didn’t realize…I had perceptions of who I thought he was. On our first date I thought, ‘This is so not what I expected.’ He’s one of the most thoughtful–not just boyfriends or men–but people I’ve ever met. A lot of the romantic things he does for me are sometimes not even specifically for me. He’ll remember my Mom’s birthday or that it’s Mother’s Day and he’ll send something. I would so much rather him be like that with my family than have him do something for me.”