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Julianne Hough Spotted With Hunky Actor During Separate Quarantine From Hubby!

Julianne Hough Ben Barnes Photos Husband Brooks Laich Separate Quarantine

Remember when we told you Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich are not quarantining together? That may be more than just “physical distancing” if you know what we mean.

The husband and wife are not living in the same space during the coronavirus pandemic — not even the same state, as she is living in their El Lay home, and he is chilling (quite literally) in a cabin in the snow in Idaho with his dog.

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On Wednesday a source told People the couple were not separated, explaining:

“They are still together, but just not quarantined in the same place. Their relationship has always been like this, though — they like to do their own thing.”

That “they like to do their own thing” comment is taking on a new significance a couple days later as Julianne was spotted with another man!

The Dancing With The Stars alum was photographed going for a walk down her street with Ben Barnes. [You can see the super casual pics on]

If you can’t quite place the name, you probably know the hunky actor for his recent recurring roles on HBO‘s Westworld or Netflix‘s The Punisher, or possibly for being Prince freakin’ Caspian in the Chronicles of Narnia movies.

The two have apparently been friends for years, having been seen on each other’s Instagram feeds hanging out as far back as 2016.

Is there something more going on? Well, there would be if we were in her shoes, we can tell you that.

Ben Barnes as Billy Russo in The Punisher
Ben Barnes as Billy Russo in The Punisher. / (c) Netflix

Just a week ago, among all the photos of NOT BROOKS, Julianne posted on IG about some complicated emotions lately, writing:

“Feeling my internal fire raging with my deep and raw emotions this week… ?? That combination has made for one wild ride ? There have been some super intense highs and then the pendulum must swing to the intense lows… Giving myself permission to take the space and time to find my way back to the middle- The Space Between!”

Hmm… Does it mean something? Or is she just misusing the squirt emoji?? LOLz!

If they aren’t hooking up, we have to ask — what the heck are they doing casually hanging out, mask-free, during the social distancing lockdown??

This is actually one time where it’s almost a bigger transgression if they aren’t sleeping together. Because if not they’re just being really inconsiderate to the rest of us!

For real though, what is going on with Jules and Brooks?

A source confided to UsWeekly what we’ve suspected from all the not-so-subtle signs over the past few months, that “Julianne and Brooks are not doing well” at the moment.

Considering People‘s source said Laich was planning to return to Los Angeles soon, they better figure everything out — including whether or not their plans include a tall, muscular brunette gentleman.

[Image via Julianne Hough/Ben Barnes/Brooks Laich/Instagram.]

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Apr 17, 2020 15:09pm PDT