Singer and actress Julianne Hough is kicking off 2014 with a bang. First, she gets a new 'do, chopping off her long locks in favor of rocking a thick, shaggy pixie cut. Now, the former lady love of the ever-busy Ryan Seacrest was seen holding hands with a new man. Who is he?

We're glad you asked, since we are here to tell you.

He's Brooks Laich, a hockey player who serves as a center with the Washington Capitals. He is 30 and a native Canadian. There's your intel.

The actress and 'Dancing With the Stars' alum and the NHL'er? So cute, right? The pair was spotted walking Hough's dogs while clasping hands in southern Cali.

Hough, 25, and Seacrest split last March after three years of dating.

Enough about the past, since Hough and Laich sure look like an adorbs couple and clearly were not trying to hide their togetherness. That whole holding hands things gave it away.

Check out the photo of Hough and her new man by clicking the blue button below.