Julianne Hough Graces Cover Of February Cosmopolitan, Talks Of Past Abuse and More

To think Julianne Hough was abused in any fashion just makes one heartsick!! 🙁 Below is a take from Cosmopolitan where she talks about being abused at 10 years old while she was in London learning to dance. She was also told she’d never amount to anything, etc.. I guess she showed them, eh?

“I was 10 years old looking like I was 28, being a very sensual dancer,” she says. A precociously seductive smile became her public mask—and she rarely took it off. “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.”

With her parents an ocean away, Hough says the adults around her took advantage. “While I was in London, I was abused, mentally, physically, everything,” she says. In what way or by whom exactly, she declines to say: “I’m a very forgiving person, and I don’t want to hurt anybody. What’s past is past.” A ripple of tension tightens a face that is always so relaxed and bright, like a sheet being pulled tight. It got worse, she says, “when I started hitting puberty, when I started becoming a woman and stopped being a little girl.”

“You can kind of hear the quiver in my voice….” She pauses but only a beat. She’s going to nail this move, even if her ankle is broken and her feet blistered. “This is the farthest I’ve ever gotten into my London situation,” she says. “I was told if I ever went back to the United States, three things were going to happen. One: I was going to amount to nothing. Two: I was going to work at Whataburger. And three: I was going to end up a slut. So, it was like, I can’t go back. I have to be this person.”

Also, did you know Julianne and boyfriend Ryan Seacrest were in Hurricane Sandy? You can read about it and more at Cosmopolitan. Also, here is some “behind the scenes” action of Julianne’s shoot….

You’ll be able to pick up this issue of Cosmopolitan on newsstands every where on Jan. 8th.

UPDATE: Julianne’s former dance school in London have distanced themselves from Julianne’s suggestions that she was physically and mentally abused at Cosmopolitan. You can read more at Express Showbiz.

Hough’s comments have prompted Academy bosses to release a statement, insisting media outlets suggesting the star was abused while studying there are wrong.

The release reads: “We feel this article has been extremely badly worded and if re-read, you will see that although it mentions our name, it does not say that any abuse took place here.

“We feel sure Julianne would herself be horrified to learn that she had caused her old school any embarrassment or harmed its good name.”