When Julianne Hough was 10 she moved to London with her brother Derek to train with the parents of future Dancing with the Stars dancer Mark Ballas. The pair became dance partners and soon fell in love, even forming a pop group with Derek called 2B1G (two boys, one girl). Julianne returned to America after five years abroad and joined DWTS fresh out of high school. Her first season, she and partner Apolo Ohno took home the win. The following season, Julianne once again got the gold, this time with racer Helio Castroneves. 2008 was a year of ups and downs for Julianne, who released her first country music album but was also diagnosed with endometriosis. Two years later, Julianne began dating television personality Ryan Seacrest and made her film debut in Burlesque. In 2011, she took on her first lead role in the Footloose remake opposite newcomer Kenny Wormald.

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