Julianne Hough made a vow to stay single for one whole year following her breakup from Ryan Seacrest back in March 2013. But why did she feel the need to live the single life? She explained it all in the latest issue of Self magazine.

“I’m a relationship girl, and I feel so grateful for the ones I’ve been in,” Julianne says. “They’ve been excellent – I’ve been hurt but never angry – and they’ve helped me grow to be who I am today. But my goal has been to be single for an entire year.”

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But of course, staying a single pringle while she’s a “relationship girl” hasn’t come easy for Julianne. “There have been moment when I’m like, ‘This sucks!’” she admits. “But my dad used to say to me, ‘When you feel happy with who you are, you won’t need anybody to fill that void.’ So for now, I’m focusing on my work and my soul. I honestly don’t care if I meet anybody or not. I’m just loving life on my own with my own two feet on the ground.”

Well, by the looks of it, she stayed true to her vow and now, one year later, is a taken girl. Julianne has been spotted holding hands with hockey player Brooks Laich. Seen at Disneyland and hiking in Los Angeles, it definitely looks like Julianne is happy with herself and with a new beau!

What do you think about Julianne’s vow to stay single?