Former Dancing With the Stars pro dancer Julianne Hough and her husband, Brooks Laich, have been hit with a double tragedy and have revealed the devasting loss to their family — the tragic passing of their dogs Lexi and Harley.
Julianne Hough Touching Tribute
In the post to her social media followers on Instagram, Hough shared a number of sweet photos and videos of her pups and revealed the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels passed in late September.
“Pure love is real, it existed through us. My heart expanded and felt the truth of what is possible. I am forever grateful. Thank you for your love. Thank you for being my babies, my daughters,” she wrote.
“Thank you for choosing me. Thank you for teaching me how to be your mother Thank you for allowing me to give and receive love. Thank you for your kisses. Thank you for your blessings every single minute of every single day.”
Julianne Hough went on to thank her dogs for all the memories they were able to share together and how thankful she is to have had them in her life for over a decade.
“Thank you for being my guardians on this earth and even more so now. I’ve never experienced a love like ours. I miss you. I love you forever. Now You Are Free.” The 31-year-old didn’t reveal their cause of death, but she did share they both passed away on September 28.
A Father’s Love
Brooks Laich also took to Instagram to share a tribute to their dogs and revealed the couple loved them like children. “Their tragic passing has left my wife and I heartbroken. Lexi and Harley were not just pets to us, they were our children, and we loved them as such,” he wrote.
“The past 2 weeks have been filled with tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. The immense pain we feel by their loss is due to the overwhelming love we had for them.” Our thoughts and prayers are with Hough and Laich during this very difficult time.