She is the daughter of Mari Anne (Heaton) and Bruce Robert Hough, twice chairman of the Utah Republican Party.Her parents met in college when both were part of a ballroom dancing team.

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"Hough added, "We've been open and honest from day one.", but in my defense, she had never seen a Caps game either until she met Teddy." And though he was "kind of shy on my personal life," he added, "She's a cool, cool gal.

2008 - 2009Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks brought their romance into the limelight when they were paired together on 'Dancing With the Stars.' At one point they even publicly discussed the possibility of marriage.

Julianne Alexandra Hough was raised in Salt Lake City, the youngest of 5 children.

The two met through Teddy Sears, Hough's how she knew Laich was The One.

"Every relationship, there was nothing wrong or bad, but there was nothing right.

I had one foot out because I didn't want to get hurt," she said.

"And I didn't say what was on my mind because I didn't want to ruffle any feathers. Now I'm not holding anything back because I'd rather get my heart broken than never know what it is to be completely, madly in love.

champion announced the happy news via Instagram Tuesday.

"We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement! Laich, a pro hockey player who's currently with the Washington Capitals, shared the exact same photo and caption on his own Instagram account.