Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich are “working on” their romance.

Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough

Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough

The 32-year-old professional dancer split from the hockey star in May after almost three years of marriage, but it was reported in September that the pair were back in contact, with some sources suggesting they could be set to reconcile.

And now, insiders have said the pair have the full support of their friends and families who are “rooting for them” to get back together, as they all want to see the couple “be happy”.

A source told Us Weekly magazine: “Julianne and Brooks will always have love for each other. They are working on things, but they have not been in love with each other for some time and the relationship has been very strained. Their friends and families are rooting for them and both want them to be happy.”

The decision to call time on their marriage was announced in a joint statement earlier this year, after they had spent months self-isolating separately amid the coronavirus pandemic, with Brooks, 37, in Idaho and Julianne at home in Los Angeles.

Their statement read: "We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate. We share an abundance of love and respect for one another and will continue to lead with our hearts from that place. We kindly request your compassion and respect for our privacy moving forward.”

Despite their split, the pair have remained close, with former hockey player Brooks even joining Julianne to celebrate her 32nd birthday in July.

And Brooks later said his wedding day was the "greatest time of [his] life”, as he lamented for those who are unable to get married this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

He said: "I have friends that have had to postpone their wedding and my heart absolutely breaks for them, because reflecting on my wedding and how that was just the greatest time of my life, I just want everybody to have that experience. That memory of your world, her world, both worlds colliding, the people you love the most in the world coming together to celebrate love.

"I just want that for people and it breaks my heart to hear weddings being postponed and so my perspective would be yeah, from the guy's standpoint it is as disappointing or saddening if the wedding has to be postponed."

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