"Julianne responded, "He was after me since I was 18 ... I thought he was gay."But Hough continued, "After a few years, he was persistent ...
so I went out with him on a date and I realized how much I liked him."We're told Ryan and Julianne have been together for a couple of months.
See Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks in happier times!
Still, he added that they have thought about taking the next step.
The singing couple called off their union earlier this month (Nov09), after more than a year of dating.