Julianne Hough was spotted walking in her socks with the Westworld actor, as husband Brooks Laich is in Idaho

By Benjamin VanHoose
April 17, 2020 03:43 PM
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Julianne Hough is spending time with a friend amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On Thursday, Hough, 31, was spotted walking in her socks with Westworld actor Ben Barnes in Los Angeles. The actress wore all black and sunglasses as she toted her shoes in her hands, showing off her dog-patterned socks. Barnes, 38, walked beside Hough wearing a black shirt, shades and gray sweat shorts for the sunny outing. Hough and Barnes appear to have been friends for years; they posed together at HBO’s Emmys party in 2016. Her rep did not return PEOPLE’s request for comment.

The dancer/actress is practicing social distancing at home apart from her husband Brooks Laich. A source recently told PEOPLE that the couple — who tied the knot in 2017 — are accustomed to doing “their own thing.”

Julianne Hough and Ben Barnes in 2016
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While the Safe Haven star is shacking up in L.A., Laich, 36, is riding out the quarantine in snowy Idaho “living the simple life in nature, which makes him happy,” the source explained.

Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich in August
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“Their marriage is not perfect, but they continue to work on it,” the source added. “They speak all the time. Brooks is coming back to L.A. once the stay-home order is lifted.” (The L.A. order has been extended until May 15.)

Though Laich is away from his wife at the moment, the former hockey pro did spend time with Hough at home in March, after overcoming a rough patch, according to an insider

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Speaking to Extra last month about how she’s been filling her schedule while self-isolating, Hough said she dances around her house and enjoys pampering herself with baths and face masks.

“In life, we are so constantly hustling and bustling,” she said at the time. “This is a really beautiful time to go inward and connect with yourself and your body.”

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