02/02/2012 10:17 am ET

Julianne Hough Opens Up About Ryan Seacrest Relationship

We saw Julianne Hough hit the big screen in "Footloose," and with a whirlwind press tour for the upcoming "Rock of Ages" movie about to begin this spring, this blonde beauty isn't slowing down anytime soon.

With such a busy schedule, it's hard to imagine balancing work and a relationship with one of Hollywood's busiest moguls, Ryan Seacrest, but Hough says they have managed to make it work.

"It's a hard thing to do, especially when you're so caught up in your work and bettering yourself," Hough told Parade about her relationship with Seacrest. "It does get hard because you're so focused on that, but I think at the end of the day you have to find a balance with what's really important."

Hough, who began dating the multi-talented Seacrest in 2010, knows how fortunate she is to be able to juggle a hectic career with her love life.

"I'm so lucky that I have a great relationship," she said. "I'm very blessed and I don't take anything for granted. I think if you alienate people and just focus on your work then it just becomes lonely and it's not fun anymore."

Luckily, both Hough and Seacrest have learned how to make their jet-setting lifestyle work for them. The actress admitted to "Access Hollywood," in 2011, that they manage to make time for each other whenever possible.

"We're both really motivated and driven by what we love and what we're passionate about," she said. "We're both very passionate about our families too, so we definitely make the time for them. We're both really, really busy and traveling. I'm always traveling, so it just kind of works out."

For more from Hough, head over to Parade.

Check out some flashback photos of Hough below:

Julianne Hough Through The Years