Julianne Hough bares her toned tummy on the cover of Cosmopolitan‘s January 2013 issue, on newsstands January 8.
Here is what the 24-year-old Safe Haven actress had to share with the mag:
On studying at a prestigious dance academy in London as a child: “I was 10 years old looking like I was 28, being a very sensual dancer. 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… While I was in London, I was abused, mentally, physically, everything… I’m a very forgiving person, and I don’t want to hurt anybody. What’s past is past…. [It got worse] when I started hitting puberty, when I started becoming a woman and stopped being a little girl.”
On recalling her child abuse while filming Safe Haven: “I went from bawling to containing to laughing to crying again. Josh [Duhamel] was crying. I think it was the most therapeutic moment of my life.”
On her boyfriend Ryan Seacrest: “We love what we do. We take pride in giving it our all, but then when we’re alone, we really focus in on going to dinners and being extra-romantic and affectionate and just being there for each other.”