Two months after announcing their separation, Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich are missing the life they once shared.
A source tells E! News both the Dancing With the Stars alum and former hockey pro have expressed wanting to give their relationship another shot. "To say things are complicated would be an understatement," the insider shares, "but it doesn't seem like either one of them is ready to close the door for good."
Prior to their split, we're told Julianne felt like "there was more out there in the world for her to experience, and that perhaps she had settled down into married life too soon."
"With the world now on pause," the source explains, "Julianne doesn't have the distractions she had several months ago and finds herself missing Brooks. It really hit her over her birthday that maybe she moved too quickly and didn't appreciate what she and Brooks had together."
As for Brooks, he's only recently warmed up to the idea of getting back together with Julianne.
"At first Brooks was not open to reconciling," the source tells us. "She bruised his ego and left him feeling humiliated, but he never stopped loving her. He was doing all of this to give her what she needed. Now that some has passed, it seems like he's more open to the idea of reconciling."
"It's been a very fluid situation. They still love each other, and the lines of communication are open," adds the insider.
In late May, the couple released a joint statement confirming their decision to split after three years of marriage. It read in part, "We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place. We kindly request your compassion and respect for our privacy moving forward."
More recently, a separate source told E! News that the wellness enthusiast was "struggling" with being alone.
"Julianne has had a hard time recently and is in a funk. The lockdown has brought up all sorts of stuff for her," the source explained.
Only time will tell if Julianne and Brooks' paths cross once again.