Actress Julianne Hough was spotted with actor Ben Barnes two months after divorcing her ex Brooks Laich.
Julianne Hough is back on the market, with fans wondering if the 32-year-old dancer is possibly dating The Chronicles of Narnia Star Ben Barnes, 39. The couple was spotted ice cream together at Salt & Straw in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 – you can see all of the photos here. After leaving the store, the two went back to their car in the parking lot and they all smiled as they chatted and laughed. The actress cut a casual figure in an all-black ensemble, including leggings and a fluffy jacket. Her companion also wore athletic clothing, including leggings, gym shorts, and a gray jacket. While neither of them addressed the dating rumors, the couple is believed to have been friends for a while.
These photos come just two months after the Dancing With the Stars champion officially filed for divorce from her ex Brooks spawn. Despite the split, a source close to the couple said HollywoodLife ONLY for the former professional ice hockey player, 37, to stay friends with Julianne. “This has been an emotional roller coaster ride for Brooks, but he’s very strong and doing well,” the source explained.
“He doesn’t regret trying again with Julianne, but of course he’s sad that it just didn’t work out. But he accepts that this is what it is supposed to be, they are just in different places in their life and he doesn’t blame them in the least for that. And they will stay friends, that will never change. “
Julianne and Brooks were married in 2017, but announced their separation with a joint statement in May 2020. “We have lovingly and carefully taken the time it took us to make our decision to part,” they said at the time. The news came as no great surprise to fans, who noticed the couple had quarantined themselves amid the COVID-19 pandemic: Brooks lived on his Idaho property while Julianne was at her Los Angeles home.