Hough tells Cosmo that she suffered physical and emotional abuse as a child dancer, when she left her home in South Jordan, Utah, at age 10 to study dance in London.
"I was 10 years old looking like I was 28, being a very sensual dancer," Hough, now 24, told Cosmo. "I was a tormented little kid who had to put on this sexy facade because that was my job and my life. But my heart was the same, and I was this innocent little girl. I wanted so much love."
"While I was in London, I was abused, mentally, physically, everything," Hough said. She wouldn’t give details, adding, "I’m a very forgiving person, and I don’t want to hurt anybody. What’s past is past." She said the situation got worse, "when I started hitting puberty, when I started becoming a woman and stopped being a little girl."
Hough’s next movie, the Nicholas Sparks-based romance "Safe Haven," opens in theaters Feb. 15.
|1.||Parents grieve dying 6-year-old, a candidate for cannabis|
|2.||Kragthorpe: BYU’s overtime win enough to land Cougars in NCAA tourney|
|3.||NBA capsules and gallery|
|4.||NFL Mock Draft Version Two|
|5.||7 green foods to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day|
|6.||Brigham Young University names new president|
|7.||Keith Richards children’s picture book out this fall|
|8.||Satirical musical ‘The Book of Mormon’ set to play Utah theater|
|9.||BYU basketball: Cougars reach WCC title game with OT win|