Julianne Hough – childhood abused both on and off the stage

On February 14th, Julianne Hough’s fans from all over the world will celebrate not only the Valentine’s day, but also the launch of Safe Heaven, one of the most expected movies of the year, a movie where their favorite actress will play the role of a young and mysterious woman, who comes to Southport (North Carolina) and has to confront some really dark secrets from her past including some unimaginable childhood abuse moments.

However, what most people don’t know, is that Julianne Hough will actually interpret a role that will remind her about her own live, because she was also the victim of repeated childhood abuses in the period when she studied dancing in London. She was only ten years old when she left her home town (Salt Lake City, Utah) and followed her brother Derek in Europe, where he was studying at a well-known dance academy from London.

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And that was the moment when her nightmare begun. Despite the fact that she was so young, she actually looked quite a lot more mature than her age and that’s probably one of the reasons while a lot of the adults who were supposed to take care of her, fall in love with her and decided to take advance of her innocence instead. What followed were five years of repeated childhood abuses from the people that should have actually protect her. The quote “While I was there, I was abused – mentally, physically, everything,” is from a recent interview for the Cosmopolitan magazine.

However, decided to succeed in your career, the young Julianne Hough resisted to all these painful experiences, kept her head held, tried to learn as much as she could for each and every lesson, gave her best day after day and manage to become the well known and appreciated actress and dancer that she is today. Even more, she shows that she has a great heart and she’s a forgiving persons, not disclosing the identity of her tormentors, of those horrible people who abused her in the childhood instead of protecting her.

Photo credit : Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

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