AceShowbiz - Quarantining apart from Brooks Laich does not mean Julianne Hough is all alone amid the coronavirus pandemic. One day after it was reported that she and her husband are social-distancing in different parts of the country, the "Dancing with the Stars" champion was spotted out and about with British actor Ben Barnes.
In multiple photos obtained by Daily Mail, the 31-year-old dancer and the "Westworld" actor could be seen taking a stroll around her neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. For the Thursday, April 16 outing, she rocked an all-black attire and held a pair of dark boots in her hand. Hiding her face behind large sunglasses, she let her shoulder-length blonde hair down.
Hough's company for the occasion, 38-year-old Barnes, also wore a black top. "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" actor, however, did not go all black like the younger sister of Derek Hough. He opted to pair his top with grey shorts and white shoes. He also wore dark sunglasses. Neither one of them wore face mask despite COVID-19 crisis.
It is unclear if Hough and Barnes were self-isolating together or just met up for some catching up, but the two have been friends for years. Yet, many were wondering about the status of their relationship following the outing. One tweeted, "ok but ben isnt even following julianne what does this mean." Another one chimed in, "Julianne Hough and Ben Barnes are seeing each other wtf omg."
One day earlier, Hough made headlines after it was unraveled that she and Laich chose to quarantine separately. At the time, an inside source assured that despite the distance, the couple is still together. "Their relationship has always been like this, though - they like to do their own thing," the insider pointed out.
The insider further claimed although Laich was "living the simple life in nature, which makes him happy" in Idaho, he and the "Rock of Ages" actress "speak all the time." The source added, "Brooks is coming back to L.A. once the stay-home order is lifted."