Julianne Hough Enjoys Beach Day With Nina Dobrev, Gal Pals Amid Ryan Seacrest Split: "It Gets Better"

Celebrity News Mar. 17, 2013 AT 10:20AM
Julianne Hough Julianne Hough Credit: juleshough/ Instagram

Who needs a boyfriend when you've got girlfriends like these? Julianne Hough took a break from her busy work schedule to spend some quality time with her gal pals on a beach day excursion on Saturday, March 16.

"Beachin' with my bitches," she captioned the fun, sun-filled shot, with herself wedged between Nina Dobrev, stylist Riawna Capri, Morgan Johnson and friend Jill. "#friendsarethebesttherapy." 

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Before their shoreside relaxation, Hough, 24, and her gaggle of girlfriends made it a full-on girls day out by first popping by a hair salon in Beverly Hills.

"Rolling to the beach with a Roller in the hair hahaha," Dobrev, also 24, captioned a photo of herself.

This is seemingly the happiest Hough has been in public since news of her split with beau Ryan Seacrest, 38, emerged late Friday evening. Hours before the news hit that evening, the Safe Haven actress stepped out in Beverly Hills with a glum expression on her face, clad in a black-and-white print dress, leather jacket, sunglasses and a fedora.

 Ryan Seacrest & Julianne Hough attend City of Hope's Fifth Annual MEI Comedy Roast on November 7, 2012.
Ryan Seacrest & Julianne Hough attend City of Hope's Fifth Annual MEI Comedy Roast on November 7, 2012.
Credit: Lester Cohen/WireImage

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Hough has been posting words of inspiration on her Instagram since, including one snap of a quote she stumbled upon on a blackboard at a Coffee Bean on Friday, March 15.

"I can't tell you the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone," the Ed Sheeran quote read.

"Love when these things catch your eyes int he most unexpected places," she captioned the photo.

"It Gets Better," she wrote in another post.

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Hough and the American Idol host reportedly split after more than two years of dating because of their conflicting schedules.

"He never sleeps!" one source tells Us of Seacrest's demanding work schedule. The Idol host also has his own radio show, On Air With Ryan Seacrest, and holds red carpet duties throughout the year. "It's a lifestyle she couldn't handle anymore."

"I think this is for good," another pal tells Us of the pair calling it quits. "They both just sort of knew they couldn't do it anymore."

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