Derek Hough Biography, Age, Net worth, Mother, Wife, Gay and Height


Derek Bruce Hough aka Derek Hough is a popular professional Latin and ballroom dancer from the United States. Reviewing his wiki, he was born on 17th May 1985 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the U.S. The industry also recognizes him as a talented choreographer, singer, musician, songwriter, lyricist and an actor as well. Considering his date of birth, Derek Hough age is 32 as of January 2018. He is the elder brother of Julianne Alexandra Hough who is well known as a dancer, actress and singer. Hough hold an American nationality and comes from White ethnicity background. Let’s explore all of Derek Hough biography below:

Early Life and Education

The dancer was born as the fourth child among five to his parents named Bruce Robert Hough (father) and Mari Anne Hough (mother). His father had become chairman of the Utah Republican Party for two times. The dancer is blessed with four other siblings named Sharee, Marabeth, Katherine, and Julianne. All of his siblings are his sisters. An interesting fact about him is, all of his grandparents were dancers and his parents also met while being on a ballroom dancing team. No doubt, his artistic traits are on his blood and is also the cousin of Rydel, Rocky, Riker, and Ross Lynch (R5).



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At the age of twelve, Hough’s parents sent him to live in London and made him attend the dance classes under the instructor Corky and Shirley Ballas. Derek Hough mother was not having a good relationship with her husband and was about to get a divorce. Later his sister Julianne also accompanied him on London. He spends his entire and adolescence period of life in London for about 10 years of his life. He attended the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. The two siblings received training related to dance, music, song, theatre and even gymnastics. Apart from outstanding dancing skills, Hough is able to play the instruments like drums, guitar and piano.

Career and Professional Life

By profession, one can recognize him as a dancer, choreographer, singer, songwriter, musician and overall as the man of complete versatility. He became the champion of Dancing with the Stars for numerous times. While residing in London, he also earned a world championship title in U-21 Latin American Dance competition. In 2002, he earned the title of IDSF World Youth Latin Champion bringing him lots of opportunities to pursue his senior professional dancing career. His popularity made a giant leap when Hough turned out to be the member of the judges’ panel on NBC’s World of Dance. Being with NBC, Hough has judged the show along with Jennifer Lopez. The dancer has also been featured in the music video of Chery Cole’s song titled “Parachute” in 2010. Derek Hough biography is much essential to be reviewed by the youths in order to grab the message of hard-work, dedication and commitment towards one job.

Personal Life

Derek Hough wife will possibly be Hayley Erbert who is his current girlfriend. He isn’t married yet but seems like Hayley Erbert will turn to be Derek Hough’s wife in the upcoming days. The couple is frank and open about their relationship and is found uploading their good moments together on their social networking sites.



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Tracing his past relationship records, he has dated India de Beaufort for eight years from the beginning of 2000 to 2008. He was also linked with American actress/ model Shannon Elizabeth in 2008 and is said to end their relationship after one year. However, Elizabeth stated that her relationship with Hough was completely fake and the purpose of that fake relationship was to acquire more votes for the show Dancing with Stars.

Is Derek Hough Gay?
Once the American dancer was spotted in Lake City gay bar and the rumors scattered the news about Derek Hough being a gay which is n’t true. He is publicly dating girls and has also been linked with Nina Dobrev and Cheryl Cole during 2013 and 2010 respectively. This is enough to state that Derek Hough isn’t gay and possibly his sexual orientation is straight.

Body Measurements

Moving to body measurements, let’s discuss Derek Hough height, weight, diet and workout plans. He is active and fitness enthusiast and remains on the nutritional diet. Derek Hough height is 5 feet and 10 inches whereas his weight is maintained to 71 kg. Blessed with tall body structure, he has a big foot which requires a shoe size of 10 (U.S.). Hough hair color is blonde and is having blue-colored eyes.

Salary and Net worth

Derek Hough net worth is estimated to be USD4.5 million as of the beginning of 2018. He has accumulated a massive volume of revenues from his dancing professional life and was also offered a handsome amount of salary while contributing as the judge for NBC’s World of Dance. Derek Hough net worth has made him capable to own a luxurious house with branded cars.



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Wiki and Facts

Most of the popular wiki sites including IMDb and Wikipedia have offered Hough’s profile. His Twitter account is available @derekhough and his Instagram @derekhough where he has massed more than 865,000 and 2,000,000 followers respectively. On his social networking sites, he describes himself to be created to create.

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