Julianne Hough is loving engaged life. Just a little more than two weeks since the Dancing With the Stars pro said "yes" to NHL player Brooks Laich, the bride to be opened up to E! News about the proposal, her ring, and whether she's ready to start planning.
"I never thought I would be that girl to be like, 'Look [at my ring!]' but it is pretty awesome," Hough said of her whopping five-carat Lorraine Schwartz oval-cut sparkler. She loves it so much that she says occasionally she'll wake up in the middle of the night just to make sure it's still there!
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One thing she was absolutely sure of, though? That she'd one day marry Laich. ""When I met him it was kind of like, Yeah, I knew and I think he knew too," she explained. "We kind of knew it was going to happen."
And while she says she can't stop gawking at her newest piece of bling, Hough explained that the couple is going to take their time and enjoy their engagement before they jump into wedding planning. "We're just enjoying our engagement," the star of #DanceBattle America shared. "I think right now we're just enjoying that part. We really enjoy our stages. I think we enjoyed the dating stage and being engaged, so I think we like to enjoy each stage."
Hough's joy is absolutely palpable! And while we totally get wanting to enjoy your engagement, we secretly can't wait to see her as a glowing bride.