How Did Derek Hough Meet Girlfriend Hayley Erbert?

Derek Hough is understood for his Emmy-winning choreography and 6 mirrorball trophy wins, however the 36-year-old “Dancing with the Stars” decide has a reasonably busy private life, too.

The professional dancer has been courting girlfriend and fellow skilled dancer Hayley Erbert since no less than 2016, in line with Closer Weekly. After initially conserving their romance out of the general public eye, lately the 2 haven’t shied away from exhibiting off their relationship on social media.

Here’s extra on Hough and Erbert’s relationship and the way they met.

Hough & Erbert Met While Working Together on ‘Dancing with The Stars’

It’s not an enormous shock that the couple met on the “Dancing with the Stars” set when Erbert first turned a troupe dancer for the superstar ballroom show. The professional dancing pair carried out collectively on “DWTS Live” in 2015, to the Ed Sheeran track “Thinking Out Loud,” per Women’s Health journal.

Once they turned courting “official,” Hough advised Entertainment Tonight it was liberating to lastly let the world know he was in a relationship with Erbert.

“It’s simply tiring,” he admitted of the secrecy. “It was liberating, truthfully, simply being like, ‘Hey, that is our relationship. This is cool. This is what it’s and it is nice.’ I feel I simply sort of gotalmost conditioned to really feel or consider that I’ve to cover every thing. When in actuality I used to be identical to, ‘You know what? There’s a freedom to simply being open about it.'”

Even although he has moved on to the judges’ desk on “Dancing With the Stars,” final fall Hough danced with Erbert in a particular efficiency on the show.

The couple’s fiery Paso doble to the Taalbi Brothers’ track “Uccen” marked Hough’s first time dancing on “DWTS” since 2017, per CNN Entertainment. At the time, he advised followers on Instagram that for his first time dancing on the show in over three years he “would not need to be dancing with anybody else” than Erbert.

Hough & Erbert Have Talked About Marriage, But Don’t Expect a ‘DWTS’ Proposal

Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert

Marriage proposals occur on “Dancing With the Stars.” Who can neglect Sasha Farber’s on-camera proposal to longtime love Emma Slater throughout a reside episode of the ABC show in 2016?

Hough has admitted that the wedding query will get thrown at him and his girlfriend usually.

“It’s a quite common query we get requested,” Hough revealed on the “Tamron Hall Show” in 2020. “And so we simply sort of snigger about it and stick with it.”

Hough added that quarantining collectively through the COVID-19 pandemic introduced him and his girlfriend nearer collectively and he hinted at a future engagement.

“And, yeah, I feel the long run undoubtedly has been on our thoughts, in many alternative methods,” he mentioned. “So we’ll see. It’s all moving into the best path.”

But the professional dancer shut down the concept of a “DWTS” proposal like Farber pulled off. While talking with Entertainment Tonight, Hough mentioned a TV proposal is “not taking place” for him and ERbert.

“Just as a result of, that is simply not my type,” he defined.

While he has hinted that admitted that marriage is on his thoughts, the 36-year-old dancing champ mentioned he does not have any sort of timeline for an engagement.

“I do not know timelines, I simply know shapes,” he mentioned.

Hough has mentioned he feels no rush to get married, even with somebody as “grounded” as his girlfriend.

“I need to marry as soon as,” he advised ET in 2018. “I need to be with that person who I like dearly. I need to get to know that particular person. I really feel like, if something, it is one thing that I do not really feel like must be rushed into doing in any respect.”

In addition to Hough and Erbert and Farber and Slater, “Dancing With the Stars” has spawned a number of different strong {couples}, together with Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd, Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson in addition to pro-celebrity pairings Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella and Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec.


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