Julianne Hough Reveals She Never Drank Alcohol Until She Started Dating Ex Ryan Seacrest: 'He Introduced Me To Wine'

julianne hough never drank alcohol started dating ryan seacrest
Source: mega

Apr. 20 2023, Published 4:45 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email

If Julianne Hough and Ryan Seacrest never dated, the blonde beauty's successful brand Fresh Vine Wine may have never materialized!

Due to her Mormon upbringing, the newly minted Dancing With the Stars cohost revealed she didn't try a sip of vino until she was 21, which happened to be when she began her relationship with the American Idol host.

Article continues below advertisement
julianne hough ryan seacrest
Source: mega

"He's very much into wine. He has a winery," she spilled on the Thursday, April 20, episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show while talking about her company, which she co-founded with friend Nina Dobrev. "He introduced me to wine."

"What was so interesting, was because I didn’t drink, growing up LDS, it was usually associated with partying and getting drunk — but this was like, an education," Hough, 34, explained. "I'm such a geek, I love to learn. He taught me ... like, how to smell and how to taste and how to swirl the glass. It felt very cool!"

Article continues below advertisement
julianne hough ryan seacrest
Source: @juleshough/instagram

After gaining so much insight, the Safe Haven actress was inspired to a wine venture of her own.

"I was like, ‘How do I take what I learned and turn it into something good and share it with all of you?’" she told Kelly Clarkson.

Hough and Seacrest, 48, dated from 2010 to 2013, but despite the split, the two stayed on good terms. In fact, the radio host had no problem interviewing his ex and her brother Derek Hough last year.

Julianne Hough
Article continues below advertisement

Never miss a story — sign up for the OK! newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what OK! has to offer. It’s gossip too good to wait for!

Article continues below advertisement
julianne hough ryan seacrest
Source: mega

"[My colleagues] have been asking me if this is awkward for me and I said, 'Not at all,'" he spilled during their talk. "[Julianne] feels the same I do. There is nothing uncomfortable about it because we remained friends for years and still are."

"We're friends, we chat," Julianne confirmed, with the exes adding they both have "love" and "respect" for each other.

The DWTS champ went on to marry Brooks Laich in 2017, but they split in 2020, finalizing their divorce two years later. Seacrest is currently dating model Aubrey Paige.


Want OK! each day? Sign up here!

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 OK!. A DIVISION OF EMPIRE MEDIA GROUP HOLDINGS LLC. OK! is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.