Julianne Hough is not expected to return on "Dancing with the Stars" when the show opens its 25th season on Monday. This shocking news was first reported by Entertainment Tonight from an affiliate of the dance program.

The representative refused to provide further details on Julianne Hough's sudden decision to leave the ballroom. It, however, confirmed that the three other permanent judges, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba, will remain and hinted at the possibility of having guest judges for the upcoming season.

Two-time 'DWTS' winner leaves show after seven years

Her sudden exit from "Dancing with the Stars" has raised a lot of speculation among fans. Some of them thought the pro dancer and actress needed more time to adjust to her married life after she tied the knot with Brooks Laich last July.

Shortly after the news came out, another source revealed the reason why Julianne Hough decided to leave the ABC program. It is worth noting that the 29-year-old personality had been on the show for seven years, wherein she started as a dancer until she was promoted as a choreographer and eventually appointed as one of the permanent judges in 2014.

Julianne Hough cuts ties with 'DWTS' to focus on acting

The insider reassured that Julianne Hough's decision to bow out from the ballroom has nothing to do with her marriage with Brooks Laich.

It revealed that the two-time "Dancing With The Stars" winner had to give up her gig with ABC to focus on her acting career.

In fact, the actress is reportedly working on several acting projects that have been keeping her occupied.

"It has nothing to do with her husband's schedule. She is so not that person," the source clarified.

"She would never ever sacrifice her career for her husband."

It further stated that even Julianne Hough's close colleagues were shocked when they learned about her departure from the dance program. But despite missing out on the upcoming season, the actress left the show "on very good terms with everyone," which is a good sign that she might return to the show in the future.

Julianne Hough made her acting debut with an uncredited role as a Hogwarts schoolgirl in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in 2001. Her film credits include "Burlesque (2010)," "Footloose (2011)," "Rock of Ages (2012)," "Safe Haven (2013)," "Paradise (2013)," "Curve (2015)," and "Dirty Grandpa (2016)."

Aside from dancing and acting, she also pursued her music career and made her debut with the release of "Will You Dance With Me" in 2007.