Meet Derek Hough's wife Hayley Erbert – and the dancing couple's sweet love story

Meet Derek Hough's wife Hayley Erbert – and the dancing couple's sweet love story

Derek Hough has been a familiar face on Dancing with the Stars for many years, first as a professional dancer, and most recently as a judge, alongside Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. And much to the delight of fans, the 38-year-old is set to grace our screens yet again on DWTS season 32…

The popular dance show has given Derek more than just his exciting job too, as it was the very place he met the love of his life, Hayley Erbert.

Derek and Hayley – a former troupe dancer with the show – even danced together on the program back in 2015, the time they began dating.

What’s more, back in August, the happy couple exchanged vows in a beautiful ceremony. Here’s everything you need to know about Hayley and her romance with Derek…

Are Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert married?

Derek and Hayley got engaged on June 2 2022, and shared the happy news on social media. The DWTS judge posted a picture of himself embracing his new fiancée while surrounded by candles and a floral display.

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“It’s only the beginning…the beginning of forever,” Derek wrote, as many fans and famous faces – including Jennifer Lopez – commented on the happy news.

What’s more, Derek proposed at the most special place for them, their own home, after spending the day in Yosemite, and detailed that since it’s where they both work and live together, it felt extra meaningful.


“We travel around the world and [do] all these amazing adventures, we love all that, but what we love even more is coming back home and being in our place together,” he said to Us Weekly.

Derek’s event planner also revealed they filled the house with over “250 candles and 1,600 roses.”

They said “I do” in an intimate Redwood Forest wedding featuring a barn dance party. The lovebirds exchanged vows in front of close family and friends – and if their photos are anything to go by, their nuptials looked breathtaking. On her big day, Hayley looked every inch the beautiful bride in a stunning silk dress complete with Bardot-style sleeves.

Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert’s family plans

Now that they’re married, Derek is more than ready to start their life, and a family, together, and he’s not shying away from talking all about it.

“I know she’s just going to be an amazing mother and amazing wife and she’s so thoughtful, so caring, so loving,” he thoughtfully expressed to US Weekly.

Continuing, he said: “Just seeing the way she is with our animals, I mean if she’s even a quarter of the way she is with our animals how she is with our kids I just can’t wait to see her be a mom.”

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He concluded his heartfelt tribute to his then-fiancée by maintaining that, ultimately: “Hayley is The One.”