Julianne Hough learned a lot from her ex-boyfriends.
In the August 2014 issue of Redbook, the triple threat reflects on her previous relationships, including a two-year courtship with Ryan Seacrest and a shorter romance with country singer Chuck Wicks, and explains how the relationships informed the one she has now with Brooks Laich.
"Every relationship, there was nothing wrong or bad, but there was nothing right. I had one foot out because I didn't want to get hurt," says the dancer-singer-actress. "And I didn't say what was on my mind because I didn't want to ruffle any feathers. I needed to be perfect. Now I'm not holding anything back because I'd rather get my heart broken than never know what it is to be completely, madly in love. If I had been this open in my last relationship, who knows?"