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Julianne Hough and Derek Hough Share about Tough Childhood

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Updated: Jun 23, 2014 09:20 PM EDT

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Siblings Julianne Hough and Derek Hough have recently opened up to PEOPLE magazine about their childhoods. According to the duo, they had tough childhoods that strengthened them individually and as brother-and-sister, and assisted them to who or where they are right now.

"Dancing with the Stars" was responsible for catapulting the careers of this duo, from being professional dancers to regular celebrity figures. They can now add "actor" and "actress" to their resume. However, according to their shared life story, everything started when they were still children.

Derek was 13 years old, while Julianne was only 10 years old. Their parents sent them to London where they were to study at the city's prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theater Arts. They left their sheltered lives in Utah in order to pursue their dreams of becoming professional dancers in another country. During their stay in London, they stayed with close family friends Shirley and Corky Ballas, whose son, Mark Ballas, happens to be one of the pros at DWTS.

Julianne shared that she remembered having to wake up early in order to catch the London train. She said, "I remember one of my 1st days there, I got off at the wrong train station. I was just standing there, thinking, 'Where am I?'"

Julianne mentioned that there were times when she felt like she was being taken advantage of, particularly because she had no parents to watch over her every move. She told Cosmopolitan, "I was 10 years old looking like I was 28, being a very sensual dancer. I was a tormented little kid, who had to put on this sexy façade because that was my job and my life, but my heart was the same and I was this innocent little girl."

The two Houghs admit that they have made quite a lot of sacrifices since they left their Utah home, but they acknowledge and understand that the things they gave up helped them become the people they are today.

 

 

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