Julianne Hough Opens Up About Her 'Great Relationship' With Ryan Seacrest

Julianne Hough and Honoree Ryan Seacrest arrive at LA's Promise 2011 Gala Honoring Ryan Seacrest at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, on September 27, 2011 Julianne Hough and Honoree Ryan Seacrest arrive at LA's Promise 2011 Gala Honoring Ryan Seacrest at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, on September 27, 2011

Julianne Hough is a dancer/singer with a burgeoning film career, while boyfriend Ryan Seacrest’s duties are nearly too numerous to list.

Despite their bustling careers, Julianne says their love is going strong.

“It’s a hard thing to do, especially when you’re so caught up in your work and bettering yourself,” the “Footloose” star told Parade magazine, when asked how she and the “American Idol” host balance love and careers. “It does get hard because you’re so focused on that, but I think at the end of the day you have to find a balance with what’s really important.

“I’m so lucky that I have a great relationship,” she continued. “I’m very blessed and I don’t take anything for granted. I think if you alienate people and just focus on your work then it just becomes lonely and it’s not fun anymore.”

The 23-year-old star – who will soon be seen on the big screen alongside Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Adam Shankman’s “Rock of Ages” reboot — also revealed she’s taking a break from her successful country music career to focus on upcoming films.

“I definitely tried that avenue [music] when I finished ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and it’s something that I’ve loved to do ever since I was little,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to sing country music, but I think something was missing for me and I feel like I’ve gotten that connection with the film world, so I’m going to keep going with that.”

Adding, “That’s not to say I’m not going to keep writing and singing. I love it so much and I could never be without it.”

For the full interview with Julianne, check out Sunday’s issue of Parade magazine.

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