Derek Bruce Hough is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer, actor, and singer who was born on May 17, 1985. From 2007 to 2016, Hough was a professional dancer on the ABC show Dancing with the Stars. He and his celebrity partners won the show a record-setting six times. Hough was nominated eleven times for the Outstanding Choreography award at the Primetime Emmy Awards, and he won the award three times. Later, during the 29th season of the show, Hough became a judge.
Taking a closer look at his personal life, it is evident that he is dating model Hayley Erbert. They’ve been dating for quite a while. Drek and Hayley got engaged last year, and a recent interview says that they are now thinking about having children. So, here in this post, we’ll talk about their relationship in depth.
How Did Derek Hough Meet His Fiance Hayley Erbert?
Hough and Erbert first met in 2014, when Hough and his sister Julianne hired Erbert to go on tour with them. At the time, they didn’t date, but Erbert got noticed by a Dancing with the Stars producer because of the tour.
“Derek and Julianne gave them my number, so they called me and set up an interview,” she told CJOnline. “I had an interview as soon as I got off tour, and a couple of weeks later I found out I was on Season 21.” Erbert joined the Dancing with the Stars troupe for season 21 in September 2015. The two started dating at some point during filming, but they kept their relationship quiet at first.
After dating for a few years, Hough and Erbert made it official on Instagram on May 4, 2017. Erbert posted a picture of the two of them dancing with the words, “I can’t believe this was 3 years ago #TBT.” Two weeks later, on Hough’s birthday, Erbert shared another cute photo of the couple. “Happy birthday to this good-looking guy I know! I love you ❤, “she typed.
The former Dancing with the Stars contestant posted on Instagram on June 2, 2022, that he had proposed to his longtime girlfriend. “It’s just the beginning…the beginning of forever,” he wrote next to a picture of the two of them holding hands. During their seven years together, they’ve reached a lot of important milestones, like when they got two dogs and two cats as rescue animals and when they went around the world.
Derek And His Fiancee Hayley Are Now Thinking About Having Kids
Because of their famous friends, Derek Hough and his fiancee Hayley Erbert are thinking about having kids. For ET’s Couples Week, Kevin Frazier talks to the couple at their home. They talked about how hanging out with Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson recently made them want to have kids faster.
“We weren’t in a hurry to have kids until we met Val and Jenna Chmerkovskiy’s baby. Then we were kind of like, ‘Should we do this now?'” Hough laughed and said. “It was pretty special, and it was cool that Val told me, ‘Bro, for someone who was made to create, this will be your best work,'” he said.
Meet Derek Hough’s fiancee, Hayley Erbert
Hayley Erbert is a well-known model and singer from the United States. In the 10th season of the FOX show “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2013, she was one of the top three women candidates. This made her famous.
On August 27, 2013, she was taken out. Since season 21 in 2018, she has been a regular troupe dancer on “Dancing with the Stars,” a very popular TV show about dancing. She has also been on the 2015 Billboard Music Awards and the Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special, both of which were shown on ABC. As a model, coming in second place at the Miss Teen USA pageant for Miss Kansas was her highest honor.