Julianne covers Cosmopolitan's February issue, where she reveals she suffered mental and physical abuse while living in
London as a young girl to pursue her dancing
career. She attended the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Arts on a
five-year scholarship, along with her brother Derek.
"While I was in
I was abused, mentally, physically, everything," she reveals, and it
didn't stop there -- she says it got worse when she "started hitting
puberty, when I started becoming a woman and stopped being a little girl."
Julianne of course did return to the
United States, where she became a
star thanks to her winning performances on Dancing with the Stars.
"We love what we do. We take pride in giving it our all, but then when we're alone, we really focus in on going to dinners and being extra-romantic and affectionate and just being there for each other," she says.