WATCH: Derek Hough & Hayley Erbert Share Proposal Video

“Dancing With the Stars” couple Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert have shared their proposal video with followers — watch beneath, full with a number of hilarious cameos by their orange tabby cat. For the precise engagement footage, fast-forward the video to the 12:20 mark.

But right here is the entire rundown from Derek and Hayley:

Derek Planned a Whole Big Thing in Tulum… and Then Changed His Mind

In the video, Derek admitted that he was initially planning an enormous to-do throughout their April 2022 journey to Tulum, Mexico, however he modified his thoughts — and it is a good factor he did as a result of Hayley really suspected he was going to do it in Tulum.

“I deliberate this complete engagement in Tulum, had this complete thought, however one thing did not really feel proper,” mentioned Derek, to which Hayley jumped in and replied, “Which is humorous as a result of I really had a sense he was gonna do it in Tulum. … I mentioned it to some of my buddies, and so it is sort of factor he did not do it in Tulum in any other case I might’ve been sort of anticipating it.”

“See? I simply had a sense,” mentioned Derek.

But he determined to do it at their dwelling as a result of it’s their most particular place.

“Our house is the place we have constructed our life collectively,” added Hayley. “It’s the place we have been quarantined collectively for nearly two years. It’s the place we began every little thing, so it is a particular place to us.”

They Went to Yosemite While Event Planners Got Their House Ready

The couple went on a helicopter trip in Yosemite whereas occasion planners arrange Derek’s engagment plan. You can learn right here how Derek really made Hayley suppose she was stunning him with the helicopter trip, however actually it was a ploy to get her out of their home all day.

Yosemite is especially particular to them as a result of they went mountaineering there earyl on of their relationship and Derek had the thought that they may find yourself collectively without end.

“What made it much more particular was that we have been capable of go to Yosemite, which is certainly one of our actually particular locations. We went on a hike there and it was the primary time we had ever been there ever and it was simply so wonderful. I keep in mind her and
I used to be like, ‘Man, would not or not it’s actually humorous if I ended up with this woman?'” revealed Derek.

He added that every one day, he would attempt to compartmentalize and “overlook concerning the engagement,” however then he’d begin “freaking out” about what he was going to say and the way Hayley would react.

Hayley Said It Was’Stunning’

When they lastly received dwelling, Derek mentioned he was “getting so nervous” and he was attempting to covertly put the ring in his pocket.

“We pull as much as the home, I’m getting so nervous now … I’m rustling behind my bag, looking for the ring like actually quick and be slick about it and put it in my again pocket and I could not match it in my again pocket, so I put it in my entrance pocket and it is simply bulging out of my pants,” mentioned Derek.

But they walked in and their home was filled with flowers and candles and Hayley mentioned it was “beautiful.”

“Honestly, it was nearly so excellent that we actually might’ve simply gotten married proper there too. It might’ve been our engagement and our marriage ceremony, it was so beautiful,” mentioned Hayley, including, “Honestly, all I keep in mind is crying and hugging and crying and hugging and simply being within the second with each other in that very second. It was lovely, however I do not keep in mind something both of us mentioned.”

Derek added, “We simply checked out one another. I keep in mind there being a second the place I used to be like, ‘Do I do the knee factor? Is that also a factor? Do folks nonetheless get on their knee for proposals?’ … So I went down on my knee, in fact me being me, I’m in a full lunge.”

“A full dance presentation lunge,” added Haley with fun.

But then he mentioned that really saying the phrases “will you marry me” felt nearly superfluous at that time.

“Asking her ‘will you marry me’ felt nearly similar to phrases as a result of we had already simply shared a lot time collectively one another and crying and being emotional and loving one another,” mentioned Derek and Hayley added, “Also simply absolutely understanding what the second was already. You already know [what’s going on], so it is sort of already unstated.”

But they each mentioned it was a “enormous success” and so they cannot wait to share their marriage ceremony journey with their followers. There is not any phrase but a couple of marriage ceremony date, however they’ve mentioned they do not plan on having an extended engagement.

“Dancing With the Stars” returns for its thirty first season in fall 2022 on Disney Plus.


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