Julianne Hough posted an emotional tribute Saturday to her late dogs, Lexi, 11, and Harley, 8, who both died on Sept. 28.
“Pure love is real, it existed through us. My heart expanded and felt the truth of what is possible. I am forever grateful,” the “America’s Got Talent” judge began on Instagram. “Thank you for your love.”
In a series of images, Hough, 31, thanked the two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels for their unconditional love over the years.
“Thank you for being my babies, my daughters,” Hough posted. “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.”
She continued, “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.”
Hough’s husband, Brooks Laich, 36, also addressed the passing of the couple’s beloved canines, posting, “They were the purest example of love that I have ever seen.”
Though the causes of the deaths are unclear, Laich said he and Hough “trust that they are in a better place now, and can still feel their presence in our hearts.”