In an interview in next month’s Cosmopolitan , DWTS person and Ryan Seacrest‘s “girlfriend”, Jullianne Hough, says she was physically and mentally abused when living in London as a child. Looks like Ryan Seacrest has a new show!
“I was 10 years old looking like I was 28, being a very sensual dancer,” she says. A precociously seductive smile became her public mask—and she rarely took it off. “I was a tormented little kid who had to put on this sexy facade because that was my job and my life. But my heart was the same, and I was this innocent little girl. I wanted so much love.” With her parents an ocean away, Hough says the adults around her took advantage. “While I was in London, I was abused, mentally, physically, everything,” she says. In what way or by whom exactly, she declines to say: “I’m a very forgiving person, and I don’t want to hurt anybody. What’s past is past.” A ripple of tension tightens a face that is always so relaxed and bright, like a sheet being pulled tight. It got worse, she says, “when I started hitting puberty, when I started becoming a woman and stopped being a little girl.”
I copy and pasted that blockquote from Cosmopolitan, but I also could have copied and pasted it from an illegal children’s book. Haha, I guess we’ll never know!
Is this video still her public mask? I’m confused: