Julianne Hough announced her split from husband of three years Brooks Laich in the spring of last year, and continued with divorce proceedings in November.
And it seems the 32-year-old dancer may have a new man in her life as she was seen getting cozy on an ice cream date with actor Ben Barnes, 39, on Saturday.
The pair looked smitten with each other as they stepped out for a frozen treat at Salt & Straw, fueling romance rumors on the smiley outing.
New man?: Julianne Hough, 32, sparks romance rumors with actor Ben Barnes, 39, as the pair seem to get cozy on an ice cream outing full of laughs in Los Angeles on Saturday
The former DWTS pro kept it casual in black leggings and a black sherpa jacket with athletic sneakers.
She flashed a hint of skin in a sports bra underneath for a sexy touch and appeared makeup free for the outing.
Julianne opted to tie her blonde locks back in a messy bun, and only removed her black face covering to indulge in her ice cream cone while walking beside Barnes.
Having a ball: The DWTS pro and the Narnia actor seemed to have an outing full of laughs
Day date: Hough rocked a black sports bra and leggings for the casual day outing as she could not contain her wide grin while walking with Barnes
Look of love: The pair seemed to get close as if to lean in for a mask on kiss as she gazed into his eyes
The British-born Narnia actor looked fresh off a workout in black shorts and compression leggings, throwing a grey Nike jacket on top.
Though the pair were masked up for most of the outing, the look of love seemed evident in their eyes as they walked close to one another.
Barnes seemed to lean into Hough as they held hands and stared longingly at each other, while waiting for their treats curbside.
At one point, the pair got extra cozy as they swapped ice cream cones in order to test out the other’s flavor of choice.
Sweet treat: She showed off her phenomenal figure in the sports bra while having an indulgent midday snack
Sharing is caring: The pair seemed to swap cones at some point
All smiles: The happiness was written all over her face as they spent the afternoon together
The outing comes just two months after Hough legally filed for divorce from Laich, despite rumors that the two were possibly rekindling their romance.
In September it was reported that Hough wanted to give things with Brooks another shot, as a source told E! News that they were ‘both putting in the effort to be the couple they want to be and it seems they’ve almost fully reconciled.’
Despite spending a lot of time together after announcing their decision to split in May with a joint statement to People, things did not work out and Julianne pulled the trigger on a formal separation.
Moving forward: The outing comes nearly three months after Hough filed for divorce from husband of three years Laich in November
Heating up: The pair have been friends for over eight years and were even seen out together in April, a month before she and Laich announced they were separating
A month before the former couple announced things were over, Hough was spotted out with Barnes as they have been good friends for over eight years.
However, now that she is unattached it seems that their friendship may be heading towards romance as eyewitness accounts described the outing as ‘very flirty.’
A source told ET in early January that Julianne was ‘taking a break from dating,’ and wanted ‘more time to discover herself.’
The Footloose actress admitted in a 2019 Women’s Health interview that she was ‘not straight’ but chose to be with Laich at the time, adding that she was not a fan of labels when it comes to sexuality.
Self-discovery: A source told ET in January that Hough was taking time to ‘discover herself’ and was ‘taking a break from dating’