They tied the knot in an outdoor wedding on Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on July 8, 2017. And less than three years later, Brooks Laich sparked split rumors after sharing an Instagram post that he wants to release old identities and step into a new chapter in his life in 2020. His cryptic post comes three days after wife Julianne Hough shared a video to her Instagram about her new fitness project Kinrgy, where she didn't wear her wedding ring. https://www.instagram.com/p/B7Btgx7HKGz/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading View this post on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/B7Btgx7HKGz/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading A post shared by Brooks Laich (@brookslaich) on Jan 7, 2020 at 9:25am PST The 36-year-old professional hockey player, who is currently an unrestricted free agent, started off his lengthy caption with: 'On New Year's Eve, I had a friend ask me "What's your adjective for the new year?" I asked him what he meant, and he said it's about picking a word that is going to be a guide for you in 2020.' Where's your ring? His cryptic post comes three days after wife Julianne Hough shared a video to her Instagram about her new fitness project Kinrgy, where she didn't wear her wedding ring Brooks continued: 'His word was "mindful" - he wanted to be more mindful of his time, his friendships, his money, etc. and throughout the year he will remind himself to be "mindful" of all things in his life.' 'I then immediately fell in love with this question. And the word that keeps coming up for me right now is "boundless." I feel like a lot of my life has been "bound" to certain identities that have come through the sport I spent my life playing. Canadian, male, hockey player, disciplined, competitive, etc... and though I am all of those things, they do not define me, and I am not bound by them.' Brooks, who shared a beaming image of himself with his hands crossed over his chest, added: 'In 2020 I look forward to releasing old identities, and stepping into a new chapter in my life.' Adding: 'I find myself wanting to officially say the words "I retire" from professional hockey, instead of vehemently resisting it as I have been for the last 2 years. I feel a new stage of my life calling me, and though I don't exactly know what it is yet, it feels right, and exciting!'