In recent star news, JULIANNE HOUGH was spotted holding hands with her new boyfriend-Washington Capitals hockey player BROOKS LAICH.

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The blonde beauty, who split from longtime love Ryan Seacrest last year, has officially moved on from the “American Idol” host.

And luckily, she didn’t go for another look-alike!

Hough and Laich were all smiles at the paparazzi as they held hands while walking their dogs in the warm Southern California sun.

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Are you happy for Julianne?

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