Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough have yet to acknowledge any sort of rough patch in their marriage, despite them both hinting at troubles, but it sounds like at least one of them is open to learning more about the other, sexually, at least.
On Sunday’s episode of How Men Think, the podcast Laich co-hosts with Gavin DeGraw, the NHL star continued to dive deep into his sexuality, expressing he feels there’s so much more he wants to learn about himself.
He explained about “prioritizing pleasure as the absolute most important thing” in his day:
“You are more loving, more kind, more patient, you have more gratitude for everything, everybody’s awesome, things are funnier. Pleasure first is a new concept that I’m trying to explore in my life because it has not been. It’s been almost last in the course of my life.”
The 36-year-old went on further:
“One of my goals this year is to really explore like, learning about sexuality. People think that sexuality is just the act of sex, of just having sex and there’s so much more to it. Here’s a question. This is an honest question for everybody in this room, and every single person listening: Are you fully 100 percent fully expressed in your true sexuality? With your partner? With everything? You could not imagine having a better sex life? Are you truly there?”
Brooks admitted he wants to make it a priority in 2020, while even referencing wife Julianne:
“I’m not either. So that’s what one of my goals this year is to really dive into. So then we’re all essentially, that’s a state of suffering. We’re not 10s of 10s. It doesn’t mean you’re the best performer. It just means, ‘Are you fully expressed?’ Do you even know who you are sexually? And I truly, to my core, do not. But I’m super excited about that journey to really learn about sexuality and also get better at the performance of it, but also just the understanding of who I am, who my wife is, that sort of dance.”
While he may not feel “fully expressed,” Laich would still rank his life an 8.5 out of 10 in terms of happiness.
“I love the turn of the new year. I love the turn of the new decade. In my life, there’s a lot of things I’m really working towards… I want to step into a new stage of my life… There’s things in my life I really want to improve and work on but, like, I f**ing love my life. And there’s good days and there’s bad, but I love my life.”
Here’s hoping this means he and Julianne can get back this tough time in their relationship.
Of course, a People source has dished about this rough period:
“She’s very independent and a free spirit, and that’s been tough for Brooks and their marriage.”
Another insider did add the couple “are not giving up, but also not talking about [their issues publicly].”
“They want to do this their way. They don’t want to discuss their marriage. They have been having problems, but many people do.”
So, it sounds like Brooks and Julianne can come through the other side of this… all while learning more sexually.
Any thoughts, Perezcious readers??
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