Julianne Hough Hits The Beach For Friend 'Therapy' After Split From Ryan Seacrest

Julianne Hough with Nina Dobrev and pals Julianne Hough with Nina Dobrev and pals

Julianne Hough is combating the breakup blues with the help of her friends.

The 24-year-old, who split from Ryan Seacrest this week, stepped out with gal pals on Saturday for a little fun in the sun.

“Beachin’ with my bitches,” Julianne Tweeted, along with a photo of herself with four female friends, including, stylist Riawna Capri and “The Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev. “#friendsarethebesttherapy.”

Prior to their beach day, the ladies were photographed heading to a salon in Beverly Hills.

Since news of Julianne’s split from Ryan (her beau of nearly three years) emerged on Friday, the former “Dancing with the Stars” pro has been posting inspirational quotes on her Twitter and Instagram pages.

“It gets better,” she posted on Friday.

She later added a photo of an Ed Sheeran quote written on a chalk sign at a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf that read, “I can’t tell you the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”

“Love when these things catch your eyes in the most unexpected places,” she captioned the photo.

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, a source confirmed to Access that Julianne and Ryan had broken up on Friday.

The couple’s hectic schedules are reported to be the cause of their split, as Ryan, 38, is busy with multiple jobs including hosting “American Idol” and his own radio show, and producing numerous reality TV shows for E! and Bravo.

Julianne has been on a whirlwind publicity tour of late for her new film with Josh Duhamel, “Safe Haven.” She and her “DWTS” pro brother, Derek Hough, are also working a ballroom dance-themed drama for Starz, titled “Blackpool” (in reference to the legendary dance competition held in England).

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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