is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer and actor.
Since September 2007, Hough has become known for his work on the ABC dance-competition series, Dancing with the Stars, on which he has won a record six seasons.
He is the second cousin of musicians Riker, Rydel, Rocky, and Ross Lynch from R5, their maternal grandmothers are sisters.
All of his grandparents were dancers, and his parents met while on a ballroom dancing team in college in Idaho.In 2013, he starred in Make Your Move, a Romeo and Juliet-inspired South Korean-American independent dance film.As of 2014, he has held a recurring acting role on ABC's musical-drama, Nashville.They looked like a happy couple holding hands and riding the rides at the California theme park.Derek shared some of the fun on his Snapchat account and they appeared to be having a blast together. The elder Hough has been linked to a lot of ladies in his time, probably why poor Reed is being labeled as just a "new hookup" in Us Weekly's words. His history will say yes, but only if you believe that being photographed together constitutes a relationship. The Dancing with the Stars member was spotted with actress Nikki Reed while on an apparent double date with sister Julianne Hough and her man Brooks Laich.after winning his sixth season with celebrity partner Bindi Irwin last November.During his time off from the show, Hough is busy gearing up to star in "Singin' in the Rain" on Broadway this fall, but he's also leaving time for dating! , Derek, 30, was spotted in Disneyland on Friday with Hayley Erbert, who is part of the dance troupe.Although Derek and Hayley haven't confirmed they are dating, this isn't the first time they've been spotted out together.Last month, she attended the Weinstein Company’s pre-Oscar dinner in February with Derek and many fans suspected that they were dating after she posted a photo from the event on Twitter.