Julianne Hough responds to people labeling her after sexuality confession

No longer hiding from her truth. Julianne Houghisn’t bothered by what people think of her recent decision to reveal that she is “not straight.”

“I don’t find it frustrating,” the professional dancer, 31, told Us Weekly at the America’s Got Talent live show red carpet in Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 13. “I know my truth and I know the energy behind whatever I said and what was put out there. People will define or label anything in this world and everything in this world, so I’m not mad at people who do that. It is what it is!”

Hough added: “The energy behind it is that, love is love. And that’s what I believe. That’s it! Like, it’s actually less complicated than everybody’s making it. It’s just, love is love.”

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 10: Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich attend Steven Tyler's GRAMMY Awards viewing party benefiting Janie's Fund held at Raleigh Studios on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/Getty Images )
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28: Julianne Hough (L) and Brooks Laich attend City Year Los Angeles' Spring Break: Destination Education at Sony Studios on April 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for City Year Los Angeles)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 10: Brooks Laich (L) and Julianne Hough attend Julianne Hough and Anita Patrickson Host an evening at AMANU to benefit LOVE UNITED at Amanu on May 10, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Amanu)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28: Brooks Laich (L) and Julianne Hough attend City Year Los Angeles' Spring Break: Destination Education at Sony Studios on April 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for City Year Los Angeles)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 13: Julianne Hough (L) and Brooks Laich attend Lorraine Schwartz launches The Eye Bangle a new addition to her signature Against Evil Eye Collection at Delilah on March 13, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Lorraine Schwartz )
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 16: Brooks Laich (L) and Julianne Hough attend the Volkswagen Holiday Drive-In Event at Releigh Studios in Los Angeles, California on December 16, 2017. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images for dOMAIN Integrated)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 03: Actress Julianne Hough and husband Brooks Laich attend The Trevor Project's 2017 TrevorLIVE LA at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 03: Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough attend The Trevor Project's 2017 TrevorLIVE LA Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for The Trevor Project )
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12: Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough attend the Paint & Sip & Help event to Benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles hosted by The Grove on October 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Caruso)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 22: Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough attend Nina Dobrev celebrates the harper by Harper's BAZAAR September Issue with an Event Presented By Sephora In LA at Rosaline on August 22, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for harper by Harper's BAZAAR)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Professional hockey player Brooks Laich and professional dancer Julianne Hough attend the 6th Annual Celebration of Dance Gala Presented by The Dizzy Feet Foundation at The Novo by Microsoft on September 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for Dizzy Feet Foundation)
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 22: Dancer/Actress Julianne Hough and fiance Brooks Laich of the Toronto Maple Leafs visit Sleeping Beauty Castle with Mickey Mouse at Disneyland park on June 22, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Paul Hiffmeyer/Disney Resorts via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15: Brooks Laich and fiance Julianne Hough attend FOX's "Grease: Live" For Your Consideration Event Event at Paramount Studios on June 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough attend the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough attend the 2015 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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Earlier this month, Hough opened up about her sexuality during an interview with Women’s Health, and explained how she shared her truth with husband Brooks Laich, whom she wed in July 2017.

“I [told him], ‘You know I’m not straight, right?’ And he was like, ‘I’m sorry, what?’” the AGT judge told the magazine. “I was like, ‘I’m not. But I choose to be with you.’”

She continued: “I think there’s a safety with my husband now that I’m unpacking all of this, and there’s no fear of voicing things 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.”

Shortly after the interview was published, Laich, 36, took to social media to praise his wife for sharing her story.

“So proud of my wife @juleshough for the woman she is, and her courage to share her journey of trials and triumphs!” the professional hockey player penned alongside a photo of Hough on Instagram. “You can learn more about it below, and join the movement she is creating surround personal transformation and growth! Love you so much babe!”

Prior to her relationship with Laich, Hough dated country music star Chuck Wicks from 2008 to 2009 and Ryan Seacrestfrom 2010 to 2013.

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