Brooks Laich Spends Time with Ex Julianne Hough's Brother Derek Hough After Split
After a few months of self-isolation in Idaho, Brooks Spawn appears to be back in Los Angeles.
On Wednesday, the former ice hockey player spent time with Derek Hough, the brother of his ex-Julianne Hough.
In a video posted on his Instagram story, Laich documented his afternoon with Derek and Derek's girlfriend Hayley Erbert, Julianne's close friend Kristy Sowin, and another friend, Cory Tran. The group hung around at home, exercising and playing table tennis together.
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Laich (36) and Julianne (31) announced the news of their separation in an exclusive joint statement to PEOPLE in May after almost three years of marriage.
"We lovingly and carefully took the time it took to make our decision to split up," they said. "We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from this place. We ask for your sympathy and respect for our privacy."
The split came after several sources told PEOPLE earlier this year that the stars had reached a difficult point in their marriage. The two were also socially separated from each other during the outbreak of the corona virus, with Laich in Idaho and Hough in Los Angeles.
"It's over, it's been a while, and it's time to just call it what it is - and it's over," a source aware of the situation told PEOPLE. "To be honest, there is no bad will. He loves her. She loves him. I can really say that they will always do. But both understand that they are not meant to spend their lives as husbands and wives together. "
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According to the source, the fact that Hough and Laich "were perfectly happy and okay to be apart" during the pandemic made it clear to them that it was time to separate.
A second source close to the couple added that this was "not a rash decision".
"They tried to live separately and to spend time separately and to spend more time together to find out what would be best. But their romantic relationship is over now," said the source. "It's really sad because Brooks and Julianne have a lot of love and respect, but both are determined to stay friends."
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