The couple announced their split with a joint statement in May.
“We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate,” they told People magazine at the time. “We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place. We kindly request your compassion and respect for our privacy moving forward.”
Since then, reports have surfaced that Hough, 31, is struggling with the breakup.
Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Now, a source close to the duo has claimed to Us Weekly that Laich, 37, felt “pushed toward” divorce.
“[Hough’s] actions are what caused her divorce with Brooks,” the insider alleged before further claiming: “Brooks did not want a divorce, but he felt pushed toward it because of how Julianne was behaving. But Brooks is not the one who is bummed now.”
The source also explained that even Hough’s friends are baffled by the split.
Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich announced their separation in May. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
“Her friends think Brooks was an amazing, strapping dude and aren’t sure why she let him go or messed it up,” they said.
Additionally, the source revealed that Laich “doesn’t have anyone new in his life right now, romantically speaking.”
Reps for Hough and Laich did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
On Tuesday, Hough’s brother Derek revealed that he and Laich were celebrating the former hockey pro’s birthday with a “birthday blast workout.”