Derek Hough. biography
Derek Hough was born on May 17, 1985, in Salt Lake City, Utah and is the fourth of five children, including his younger sister Julianne. In addition to being a Latin American Dance world champion, Derek has been performing on the hit TV series Dancing with the Stars since September 2007 where he is a three-time champion (with Brooke Burke, Nicole Scherzinger and Jennifer Grey), a two-time finalist, three-time semi-finalist and one-time quarter-finalist.
Aside from Dancing with the Stars, Derek landed the role of Ren in the Novelo Theatre’s 2006 production of Footloose: The Musical in London and made his Broadway debut on January 8, 2010 in Burn the Floor. He made his first on-screen and unaccredited appearance in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2002) followed by a minor role in the TV series Better with You (2011).
Derek’s most recent projects include, the musical flick Make Your Move (2013).
Derek Girlfriend & Dating History Timeline
2000 – 2008
According to rumors, Derek carried on an eight-year relationship with British actress India de Beaufort before leaving her for Shannon Elizabeth.
2008 – August 2009
After competing together in the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars, Derek and Shannon Elizabeth continued their dirty dancing off-screen. In August 2009, however, the two announced they had broken up with Derek claiming she’s “still my girl.”
February 2010 – May 2010
Once Cheryl Cole’s divorce was finalized in 2010, she rebounded with Derek. They were rumored to be moving in together during the summer of 2010, but their plans have since dissolved.