Entertainment TV Julianne Hough Is Engaged to Hockey Player Brooks Laich! See the Happy Couple Embrace The Dancing With the Stars judge announced the news early Tuesday By Aurelie Corinthios Published on August 18, 2015 11:25 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: AKM-GSI They’re jumping for joy – literally! Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich, a Washington Capitals hockey player, announced their engagement on Tuesday with an adorable photo on Instagram. “We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement! #fiancé #love,” the Dancing With the Stars judge captioned the picture, where the professional dancer is wrapped around her NHL star beau with her hand extended in a happy wave as she admires her engagement ring. RELATED: How Well Do Derek and Julianne Hough Know Each Other? Hough, 27, and Laich, 32, have been dating since February 2014 – and the couple hasn’t been shy with the PDA, locking lips when they reunited at the airport in April and enjoying a romantic New Year’s Eve ice-skating date.