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Julianne Hough on the Moment She Told Her Husband: ‘I’m Not Straight’

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Julianne Hough is making headlines today as she poses naked for Women’s Health and reveals more about her sexuality than ever before.

Warning: Partial nudity

The “America’s Got Talent” judge married Brooks Laich two years ago and is revealing the moment she told him she wasn’t straight.

Hough told Women’s Health, “I [told him], ‘You know I’m not straight, right?’ And he was like, ‘I’m sorry what?” 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 thing 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.”

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Julianne also talked about being her most authentic self and how it has made the couple more intimate.

The former “Dancing with the Stars” pro explained, “I was connecting to the woman inside that doesn’t need anything, versus the little girl that looked to him to protect me. I was like ‘Is he going to love this version of me?’ But the more I dropped into my most authentic self, the more attracted he was to me. Now we have a more intimate relationship.”

Hough is also launching a new dance workout method called Kinrgy, which has been described as the “SoulCycle of Dance.”

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She told the mag, “When I think about what I want to create, I want to help people connect back to their truest self. When that happens, they can relate to the people around them with no filter and experience the world how we’re supposed to experience it — in its most pure form, which I believe is love.”

Pick up the “Naked Strength” issue of Women’s Health on August 13.