Happiness for this Hough! Actress and dancing pro Julianne Hough is engaged to her NHL boyfriend Brooks Laich, she announced via Instagram on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
“We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement!” the Safe Haven actress, 27, wrote, alongside a gorgeous snap of herself staring at her ring and embracing her future husband, taken apparently moments after he proposed. “#fiancÃ© #love.”
Hockey star Laich also shared the same photo (and the same exact message!) via his Instagram on Tuesday.
The Dancing With the Stars pro and Washington Capitals hunk, 31, started dating in the winter of 2014 after being set up by a mutual friend.
“It works out well,” a source told Us Weekly at the time when they first stepped out together. The same insider noted that Hough was a sports fan, which made it a natural fit for her to date a pro athlete. “They’re having fun.” Click here to see more cute photos of the couple.
Added another source: “She’s happier than ever.”
In an interview with Redbook last year, Hough noted that her relationship was healthy and built on a solid foundation. “We’ve been open and honest from day one,” she noted.
This will be the first marriage for both Hough (who previously dated Ryan Seacrest for three years before Laich) and her hockey player fiancÃ©.