Julianne Hough covers the February 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.
Inside the issue, the “Dancing with the Stars” pro explained, “I was 10 years old looking like I was 28, being a very sensual dancer. I was a tormented little kid who had to put on this sexy facade because that was my job and my life. But my heart was the same, and I was this innocent little girl. I wanted so much love… While I was in London, I was abused, mentally, physically, everything… I’m a very forgiving person, and I don’t want to hurt anybody. What’s past is past…. [It got worse] when I started hitting puberty, when I started becoming a woman and stopped being a little girl.”
Fortunately, Hough has boyfriend Ryan Seacrest to lean on. “We love what we do. We take pride in giving it our all, but then when we’re alone, we really focus in on going to dinners and being extra-romantic and affectionate and just being there for each other.”
Read more in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan, available now.