AceShowbiz - Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich are "heartbroken" following the death of their beloved dogs.
The "America's Got Talent" judge took to Instagram on Saturday, October 12 to share the heartbreaking news her pets, Lexi and Harley, died last month, sharing a gallery of snaps of herself with the Cavalier King Charles spaniels and writing "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."
Wrapping up the message, she added, "I've never experienced a love like ours. I miss you. I love you forever. Now You Are Free."
Lexi had been with Hough since 2008, with Harley joining them in 2011. And Brooks also posted his own tribute, writing the "tragic passing has left my wife and I heartbroken."
"Lexi and Harley were not just pets to us, they were our children, and we loved them as such," he continued, before thanking Julianne "for allowing me to share in their world, and trusting me to be their dad. I wasn't perfect, but I loved them with every ounce of my heart."