The 34-year-old dancer and Hollywood favorite, Derek Hough has made his presence evident in the entertainment industry. He successfully captivated the audience with the dance moves he flaunted when he appeared in Dancing with the Stars.
Since the beginning of the days in the industry, he has earned a lot of recognition and accolades for his amazing skills. He has also won nine nominations including Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography for several routines.
He has also starred in several notable movies, such as Footloose: The Musical, New York Spring Spectacular, Make Your Move, and Nashville, further reflecting his versatility.
Derek possesses some severe skills in dancing, but apparently, he has some smooth moves in the department of love as well.
Derek Hough Girlfriend, Wife
Derek Hough has been dating his girlfriend, Hayley Erbert since 2015. Hayler, age 24, competed on the 10th season of So You Think You Can Dance, finishing in the top 6.
Since the romance between Hayley and Derek has bloomed, Hayley has also grown close to her beau's famous sister, Julianne Hough.
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After his sister Julianne tied her nuptial knot with her husband Brooks Laich, Derek could not stop himself from gushing about his sister's fantastic wedding.
However, as of now, people are eagerly waiting for Derek to get married to his long-time girlfriend and introduce her as his wife.
Derek Hough receives birthday wishes from his girlfriend, Hayley Erbert on 19 May 2019 (Photo: Hayley Erbert's Instagram)
Derek and Hayley seem pretty serious about each other as whenever they make a public appearance, they never leave each other side. Both the lovebirds even flaunt their relationship on their social media account.
During the public appearances, Derek does not hesitate to indulge in PDA with his girlfriend and seems very gay to be with her.
His Dating History
In the past, Derek has been involved with many known faces.
In 2000, he dated India de Beaufort, a British actress, and singer-songwriter. Derek dated her for seven and a half years.
After he split with India, Derek met American actress and former fashion model Shannon Elizabeth and started dating her. He even paired with her during Dancing with the Stars. After a year of dating, they eventually broke up.
A year later, Derek got involved with English recording artist Cheryl Cole whom he dated only for a year.
After that, he started dating American television personality, Lauren Conrad. However, the two parted ways only after a couple of months.
As he had been involved with many famous faces, Derek did not miss a chance to date the Bulgarian Canadian actress and model, Nina Dobrev. She might be his only girlfriend who lasted for a brief period of six weeks. They remained friends after the break-up.
Derek's Short Bio
Derek was born on 17 May 1985 in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City. He was brought up by mother Marianne and father Bruce Hough alongside five other children. As he was raised in a family of a dancer, the heredity undoubtedly kicked in him to become a gifted artist.
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However, his parents divorced due to some unknown reason, and after their divorce, Derek was sent to London to live and study with dance coaches, Corky, and Shirley Ballas.
Later, his sister American dancer Julianne Alexander Hough joined him in London for several months.
Derek attended Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, where he received training in song, theater, gymnastics, and many forms of dance.