“They were physically attracted to each other but didn’t gel emotionally,” the source says, adding that they broke things off a “few months ago.”
After Hough’s breakup with ex-husband Brooks Laich, the insider says she had a “total rebound fling” with Wilson.
The former Dancing With the Stars contestant and the male model was caught on camera sharing a passionate kiss in November of 2021 in Los Angeles. Despite not having confirmed their relationship in public, their steamy bond was evident.
A different source at the time told In Touch that the couple had only been dating for a “few weeks,” but that their relationship had already become quite serious.
“They’re a match made in heaven because he’s a bit of a hippie, like her, and they both get each other’s quirkiness … They can’t get enough of each other,” the insider said of Hough and Wilson, noting that they hadn’t “been dating long.”
Hough “liked” that her new beau was “caring” and that he is a father of “two young children,” though,
at the time, the Footloose actress had not met his little ones, said the insider. “Obviously, he’s not lacking in the looks department!”
Hough filed for divorce from Laich in November 2020, and their fling occurred a year later. Separation papers were filed in May 2020 after the couple, who had wed in July 2017, had been living apart for five months.
“We have lovingly and carefully taken the time we have needed to arrive at our decision to separate,” the former couple said in a joint statement at the time. “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.”
Tanja’s touching birthday message to Laich on his 39th birthday in June was proof positive that their relationship was still going strong.
“I love witnessing you be you, my love. It may well be my favorite thing in this universe to experience moments in which you are just pure joy,” the CrossFit athlete gushed via Instagram. “I love your big, kind heart, your bright contagious soul, and your life-on-fire kind of energy you bring to each day!”
She continued, “I love your determination, your unwavering faith, and your attention to every little detail in all things you do. I am constantly in awe and inspired by your mindset, intention and the integrity you live by.”