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'Happy and blessed' Julianne Hough

'Happy and blessed' Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough feels so "happy and blessed".

The 27-year-old actress recently got engaged to hockey player Brooks Laich and revealed she is happier than she has ever been.

She told PEOPLE: "I'm just feeling so happy and blessed every moment of every day. The best thing about being engaged is just a sense of warmth and just joy."

Julianne announced she and Brooks, 31, were engaged on her Instagram page.

The 'Safe Haven' star broke the news on her account by posting a photograph of herself staring at her ring while wrapping her arms and legs around Brooks on a balcony overlooking a lake.

She captioned the picture: "We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement. #fiancé #love."

Julianne - who was previously in a relationship with Ryan Seacrest - started dating the Washington Capitals player in February 2014 after being set up on a date by a mutual friend.

And her brother Derek wholeheartedly approves.

He recently said: "That smile and glow she's had hasn't dimmed ever since she met [him. That's a special thing."