Is Derek Hough a Gay? Know his Bio: career, net worth, personal life, early life, Facts

August 23, 2018Is Derek Hough a Gay? Know his Bio: career, net worth, personal life, early life, Facts

Who is Derek Hough?

Derek Hough is an American professional Dancer and Choreographer who is renowned for being a multi-time champion on 'Dancing with the Stars'. Along with it, he is also an actor and singer. He got popularity worldwide after earning a world championship title in U-21 Latin America Dance Competition.

How was the Early life of Derek Hough? 

He was born on 17 May 1985, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the United States to father Bruce Hough and mother Marianne Hough. His father had become twice chairman of the Utah Republic Party. He has four sisters, Sharee, Marabeth, Katherine, and Julianne. When he was 12 years old, his parent divorced after which he was sent to London to live and study with dance coaches Corky and Shirley Ballas. Several months later, his sister Julianne joined him in London. There he remained for 10 years, where he was schooled at the Italian Conti Academy of Theater Arts along with his sister. They received training in song, theater, gymnastics, and many forms of dance including Jazz, Ballet and tap while studying in Italian Conti Academy of Theater Arts. Along with these, being trained he can also play the piano, guitar, and drums.

How did Derek Hough start his Career?

In 2002, he won the WDSF World Latin Champion and started his career from there. After that, he appeared in 'Dancing with the Star' in season four with Julianne and Apolo Anton Ohno as a guest instructor. In season 5, he was paired with Jennie Garth but lose it in the semi-finals finishing the competition in the fourth place. Subsequently, he continued participating in every season of 'Dancing with the Star'. Finally, in season 7, he won the competition on 25 November 2008 with partner Brooke Burke. Later, he also won season 10 with partner Nicole Scherzinger on 25 May 2010 and season 11 with partner Jennifer Grey on 23 November 2010. He did not participate in season 12 to become the part of the film COBU 3D. Unfortunately, he got eliminated in season 13, 14, and 15. After that, he returned back for season 16 and with partner Kellie Pickler and again won it on May 21, 2013. Along with it, later, he also won season 17 with partner Amber Riley and season 21 with partner Bindi Irwin on November 24, 2015. That was his sixth win on the show. Subsequently, he joined NBC's new dance competition series 'World of Dance' in May 2017, as a judge.


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Along with dancing, he has also appeared in movies where his first appearance was in 2001 in the movie 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone'. Later, he appeared in two more movies including 'Rock of Ages (2012)', and 'Make Your Move (2013). Similarly, he has also acted in several TV shows and series including 'Better With You', 'Nashville', 'Hairspray', and 'Jane The Virgin'.

What is the Net worth of Derek Hough?

At present, his net worth is estimated to be $4.5 million. Along with Mark Ballas, his best pal and fellow 'Dancing with the Star' champ, he has bought a house for $1.275 million in Studio City California. However, there is no information about the cars he used for transportation, but we can still imagine that being milliner, he must be using luxury cars.

Who is in the Personal life of Derek Hough?

Since 2015, till present, he is dating a fellow dancer, Hayley Erbert where she is also a professional dancer. Before dating her, he dated 10 different girls among which he first dated British actress India De Beaufort from 2000 to 2008. After separation from her, he dated Shannon Elizabeth for a year and ended with her too in August 2009. From there, he dated several girls including Joanna Krupa, Nicole Scherzinger, Cheryl Cole, Christina Jones, Kristin Chenoweth, Maria Menounos, Nina Dobrev, and also an American Actress Nicole Huston Reed. However, among all his girlfriends, he has quite longer relationship only with his current girlfriend Hayley Erbert.

Facts about Derek Hough

He once played the character of gay in a funny little scene with Courteney Cox on his new hit ABC series 'Cougar Town'. From that moment, there arose a rumor that Derek is a gay, but in fact, he is not gay.


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