Carrie Ann Inaba Supports Julianne Hough After Brooks Laich Split: 'Follow Your Heart'
The split came after multiple sources told PEOPLE earlier this year that the stars had hit a rough patch in their marriage. The two have also been social distancing separately during the coronavirus outbreak, with Laich in Idaho and Hough home in Los Angeles.
"It's over, it's been over for a while, and it's time to just call it what it is — and it is over," one source with knowledge of the situation told PEOPLE. "There is honestly no ill will. He loves her. She loves him. I can truly say they always will. But they both understand they are not meant to go through their lives as husband and wife to each other."
According to the source, the fact that Hough and Laich were "perfectly happy and fine being apart" during the pandemic made them realize it was time to part ways.
A second source close to the couple added that this "wasn't a rash decision."
"They tried living apart and spending time apart, and also spending more time together to see what would be best. But their romantic relationship is over now," that source said. "It's really sad because there is a lot of love and respect between Brooks and Julianne, but they are both determined to remain friends."
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