Julianne Hough has confirmed her romantic relationship with Chuck Wicks is over.

"It's a good thing for us right now," Hough told Us Weekly on Thursday.  "We are both extremely busy and working on our careers and really focused on that."

Earlier this week, it was reported that the two-time Dancing with the Stars professional champion and her country crooner boyfriend had split -- adding it was a "mutual" decision.

When Hough was asked by Us if there was any heartache, she replied, "Not at all."

Hough and Wicks began dating while both were participating in Brad Paisley's Summer 2008 tour. 

She subsequently stated last November that she would not be back for Dancing with the Stars' Spring 2009 eighth season and reiterated the decision was "final" because she wanted to focus on her singing career and be "taken seriously" as a musician.

However shortly thereafter Hough stated she "may have put my foot in my mouth when I said I wasn't going to come back next season" -- and that turned out to be the case when she was paired with Wicks for the eighth season, which she later explained was a "last-minute deal." 

They eventually became the eighth couple booted from Dancing with the Stars' eighth season.

The couple had stated that they discussed marriage in the past, but Hough has also previously said they were "not in any rush" to get hitched.

Hough said it wasn't hard seeing Wicks at Wednesday night's Country Music Association awards ceremony.

"We are such good friends," she told Us. "Of course, we weren't together. We will always continue being good friends."

In addition, Hough said the two still might even address their break-up in song.

"Absolutely," she told Us. "We'll probably write 'em together."
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Hough reiterated recent claims that she's unsure if she'll return to Dancing with the Stars for its next season in the spring -- as she'll be shooting the remake of the film Footloose.

"We'll see," she told Us about her Dancing with the Stars return.
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