The 32-year-old former Dancing With the Stars pro spoke with influencer Valeria Lipvetsky during an Instagram Live on Tuesday (November 10).
“It was 2013 and I had just gotten out of a relationship that was very high profile,” Julianne said. “I was on private planes and yachts and living in a very, very well-off house and my life was pretty different from where I grew up. … I had just gotten out of that relationship because I wanted to create that for myself because I kind of felt like I didn’t deserve it. Like, I didn’t earn that, so now I need to go and create that for myself.”
Julianne never mentioned Ryan by name, but we know that she split from him in 2013 after three years of dating. She said that during this relationship, she found herself steering away from “living in a state of perfection and image and doing everything the right way.”
“I kind of just was like, ‘F–k it. I’m just going to do things where I’m not going to necessarily overthink them to make sure that I’m doing everything perfect and right,’” she added. “And that year, I kind of got a little lost. … I was like, ‘I’m 24 and I don’t really know who Julianne is.’”