"I'm a relationship girl, and I feel so grateful for the ones I've been in. They've been excellent -- I've been hurt but never angry -- and they've helped me grow to be who I am today. But my goal has been to be single for an entire year," Hough told Self magazine in its March issue.
"There have been moments when I'm like, 'This sucks!' But my dad used to say to me, 'When you feel happy with who you are, you won't need anybody to fill a void.' So for now, I'm focusing on my work and my soul. I honestly don't care if I meet somebody or not. I'm just loving life on my own with my own two feet on the ground."
Hough and Laich, a Washington Capitals player, were spotted holding hands and kissing at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, on Saturday, according to an eyewitness. The couple also hiked with her two dogs on Sunday in Studio City, CA, Us Weekly reported.
"It works out well," a source told Us, explaining that Hough enjoys sports. "They're having fun."
Added another source, "She's happier than ever."
Hough previously dated 39-year-old Seacrest for about three years. When they called it quits early last year, they initially intended to remain friends but just "take a break" and end their living-together arrangement. Heavy work schedules made it difficult for the pair to maintain their relationship, according to People sources.
Seacrest has since reportedly been linked to model Shayna Terese Taylor, a personal trainer from New Mexico, and Sports Illustratedmodel Dominique Piek.