America's Got Talent's Julianne Hough Reveals What Husband Thinks Of Her Posing Nude For Magazine

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Julianne Hough made a name for herself on Dancing with the Stars, first as a dancer and then later as a judge. She moved on from Dancing with the Stars to become a judge in a new era of America's Got Talent, which saw the introduction of two new judges and a new host. Now, Hough is creating all kinds of buzz for posing nude for the cover of Women's Health magazine.

The cover was tastefully shot, with angles used to cover up anything too risqué while making it clear that she bravely bared all, and her husband had thoughts. But first, take a look at the photo!

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Kudos to Julianne Hough and the photographer for managing to snap a great pic that shows plenty of skin for the Naked Strength cover while still concealing everything that can't be shown on the front of a magazine. A nude action shot was a bold move from Hough, whose stints in the limelight have mostly taken place on broadcast network TV, and therefore involved no nudity.

Julianne Hough revealed that her decision to pose nude for Women's Health was supported by her husband, Canadian hockey player Brooks Laich. The pair married back in 2017 and went on a gorgeous honeymoon, and her comments about him indicate that their marriage is going strong. In the same issue that saw Hough baring it all, she revealed in a profile that she's "not straight."

Here's how Brooks Laich feels about the monumental magazine cover, according to Julianne Hough:

He’s so proud. 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. At the end of the day, people are going to take whatever headlines they are going to take, and they did, and that is totally fine. But at the end of the day, if I feel like I have something to hide, in any sense, then that's not me being totally me.

Julianne Hough apparently got nothing but support from her husband regarding her decision to bare it all for Women's Health, and she sounds like she has no regrets. Good for them that their marriage is still going strong! Not all relationships involving celebrities are able to last, and I don't just mean situations like the woman who made headlines for marrying a pirate ghost (and then divorcing him).

Of course, if Julianne Hough wasn't already garnering public attention for joining America's Got Talent, then this cover and the reveal about her sexuality meant that people would be even more interested in her story. That likely means people taking as close a look as possible at her relationship with her husband. Is she at all concerned?

The AGT judge went on in her chat with ET to explain why she's feeling good about everything, saying this:

Yeah, obviously tonight people are asking us questions. The good news is I am an open book, ask away. I will tell you what I want to tell you. But life is just life, relationships are relationships and people can deem them whatever they want them to be, but as long as you know what it is, nothing else matters.

As a cover model and profile subject for Women's Health, I'd say that Julianne Hough has a very healthy attitude about her relationship! Hopefully she sees positive reactions from the masses as well as from her husband. Whether or not you read Women's Health, you have to admit that it's an impressive and athletic photo!

You can catch Julianne House in action -- although fully clothed -- on new episodes of America's Got Talent. The show finally entered its live shows portion of the season, so you can count on episodes two nights a week. Performances air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET, and the results are announced live on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET, all on NBC. Kodi Lee already has some lovely ideas about what he wants if he wins the season -- and he's definitely a favorite at this point -- but it's still anybody's game.

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