"I thought I had my life figured out and then Julianne walked into my life and completely changed it and I'm so grateful for that." — Brooks to E! News
"He rubs my back while I'm going through my thing, knowing that it's going to pass, but like he's not freaked out anymore. And now he feels like he's contributing to helping." — Julianne to E! News
"I could never in my life experience true love prior to meeting my wife but now knowing what love feels like, being in love and having a partner that loves and fully accepts you as you do for them is an absolute gift every single day. I have learned more than I could ever imagine." — Brooks to E! News
"She leads with her heart everywhere she goes. She supports everybody and for them to become the best versions of themselves. But she leads with her heart—cares and loves more than anyone I know in this world and she's just going to be an absolutely incredible mother."—Brooks to E! News
"This is MY man! But all sexiness aside, I am the luckiest girl in the world to have you by my side to do life together." —Julianne on Instagram before saying "I Do"
"I [told him], 'You know I'm not straight, right?' And he was like, 'I'm sorry, what?'" Julianne told Women's Health in 2019. "I was like, 'I'm not. But I choose to be with you.' I think there's a safety with my husband now that I'm unpacking all of this, and there's no fear of voicing things that I've been afraid to admit or that I've had shame or guilt about because of what I've been told or how I was raised."
And as the former Dancing With the Stars pro later told Entertainment Tonight, "My husband is the most supportive person ever. We talk about it all the time, if that was not the case we would have a very different relationship. But the reason why our relationship works is because we're completely raw and open and exposed."
"I think it's one of the most sacred things that you can have between a partnership. I think it's what separates friendship and lovers," Julianne shared on her husband's How Men Think podcast. Brooks replied, "You are exceptional at coming in the house and coming and giving me a great big kiss and we connect right away."
"I'm not going to make my wife change her last name if she doesn't feel comfortable, but I don't think that creates a division within our relationship. I don't find it disrespectful. I'm obviously open to it, but at the start, yeah, it was a little jarring for me." — Brooks on his iHeartRadio How Men Think podcast
Julianne and Brooks announced their breakup in 2020, going on to file for divorce later that year and finalize it in 2022.
"We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate," the pair said a joint statement to People in 2020. "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."