Julianne Hough turned to her Instagram account to express her love for Lexi and Holly on October 12. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, who both died on the same day a few weeks ago, were family as far as this dog mom was concerned. Jules often included the pair when she showed up on social media to model with their 31-year-old human.
Both small dogs were often seen cuddling with Julianne as they typically went wherever she went — be that to the set of her television shows or the bed she shares with her husband.
“I’ve never experienced a love like ours. I miss you. I love you forever. Now You Are Free,” Julianne said at the end of her most recent Instagram share in which she paid tribute to her fur babies.
In response, a large number of her 5 million fans and followers were present and caring when learning about Julianne and Brooks’ loss. More than 137,000 of those folks punched the like button — that, in this case, meant love — on the post she shared on October 12.
Meanwhile, nearly 3,000 admirers commented on her heartbreaking social media share within about two hours after the upload went live.
“Oh my goodness honey I’m so sorry,” said actress Ruby Rose.
“so so so so much love for you, Julianne. pure chills. there is nothing like an animal’s love. sending you so much love today and always,” stated another admirer, who added a sparkling pink heart emoji to her caring thoughts.
“Sending you so much love mama your care for them is a beautiful example to all of us on how to love unconditionally, said a third fan, who added a red heart emoji to her thoughtful statement.
“Thank you for snoring so loud to make set days more fun and eating pizza with me at The Grove on Mondays! Love you baby girls! Jules, thank you for sharing your strength,” stated hairstylist Jill Buck, who spoke directly to Lexi, Holly, and Julianne as she also sprinkled red hear emoji throughout her comment.
Julianne’s husband, Brooks Laich, also memorialized the couple’s companions who the 36-year-old called “their children” on his Instagram page. He talked about how thankful he is for the support he has been given during this troubled time and he also talked directly to Lexi and Holly, thanking them for “softening [his heart.”
“They showed me that true love did exist.. The way they loved their mom.. and the way she loved them back was the first time I knew that there was hope for me to have love in my life. And they accepted me into their little family, and helped me become a dad…”
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Pure love is real, it existed through us. My heart expanded and felt the truth of what is possible. I am forever grateful. Thank you for your love. Thank you for being my babies, my daughters. Thank you for choosing me. Thank you for teaching me how to be your mother. Thank you for allowing me to give and receive love. Thank you for your kisses. Thank you for your blessings every single minute of every single day. Thank you for your souls. Thank you for protecting me. Thank you for letting me protect you. Thank you for protecting each other. Thank you for the timeless memories. Thank you for your magic. Thank you for being the most consistent and constant beings in my life. Thank you for being you. Thank you for being my guardians on this earth and even more so now. I’ve never experienced a love like ours. I miss you I love you forever Now You Are Free Lexi July 21 2008 – September 28 2019 Harley March 28 2011 – September 28 2019
Julianne suffered the loss of her two fur babies on September 28, only about a month after celebrating this year’s National Dog Day. She has not given the reason for why her beloved Cavalier King Spaniel pups — who passed away on the same day — died. At their time of death on September 28, Lexi was 11-years-old and Harley was 8-years-old.
For more pictures of Julianne Hough’s fur babies, head to her Instagram account.