The name Derek Hough has for years now become synonymous with one of the best dancers in this generation. He is an American dancer that specializes in Latin and Ballroom dance. He was always the athletic young boy who loved to move his body and fortunately for him, he had amazing parents who noticed his gift and helped him work on it. They sent him off to a dance school as a pre-teen and that was the beginning of his journey to significance.
Date of Birth: May 17, 1985
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Hough is a professional dancer and is most famous for his multiple appearances in ABC network’s reality dance series, Dancing with the Stars. The handsome dancer has been with the show for several seasons and has won six times. For his exceptional skill, Hough has been invited to feature in a number of contests, theatre productions and cameo roles all over the world. He has also earned the prestigious Primetime Emmy Awards for his dance performances and in 2016, joined the judges’ panel on NBC’s World of Dance.
Apart from being a dancer, Derek is a choreographer, director, actor, singer and songwriter. He also plays musical instruments like the piano, drums and guitar. He has been in a number of relationships but has not walked down the aisle with any of his lovers yet. Keep reading as we bring you details about the family of this exceptional talent.
Bruce Robert Hough (father)
Date of Birth: April 6, 1954
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Bruce met Mari while they were still in college; they were part of a ballroom dance team and what began as a friendship eventually grew into a marriage. They were together for years but their union eventually ended n a divorce. Robert is a businessman and politician who was elected twice as chairman of the Utah Republican Party and still plays a role on the National Republican Committee. He remained a very present figure in the lives of all his five kids even after their divorce and Julianne describes him somewhat as the disciplinarian parent. He is now married to Debra Francom Hough.
Marriann Hough (mother)
Date of Birth: February 23, 1957
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
She is the mother to all five Hough kids and has since forever been the most supportive mother any gifted child can ask for. She noticed her son’s love for the performing arts and introduced him to fine arts. For years, their family was one big happy brood until a divorce came and they had to part ways.
The youngest Houghs performed an emotional dance to “Unsteady” in 2017 that was inspired by the most painful time of their childhood – their parent’s divorce. After the divorce, 9-year old Julianne was sent to live with Marriann while Derek was with his father. The multi-talented dance duo have accepted that even though that period was the most painful for them, something good came out of it as a year after the split, Derek and Julianne were sent off to a London dance school.
Robert “Bubblehead Bob” Hough (paternal grandfather)
Date of Birth: February 16, 1927
Date of Death: March 12, 2016 (aged 89)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
He worked a disc jockey on radio and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Colleen “Cokie” Hough (paternal grandmother)
Date of Birth: May 8, 1929
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Beth Romaine Heaton (nee Young) (maternal grandmother)
Date of birth: April 10, 1929
Zodiac sign: Aries
Don Oliver Heaton (maternal grandfather)
Sharee Hough (eldest sister from same parents)
Date of Birth: July 22, 1977
Zodiac sign: Leo
Sharee is the first Hough child and being the eldest, has not been left out of the lovely family bond. All Hough siblings share a sweet relationship with each other and the girls all have stunning bodies. She is a mother to 6 kids, yoga and fitness instructor.
Marabeth Poole (nee Hough) (elder sister from same parents)
Year of Birth: 1980
After the divorce, Marabeth and Derek went to live with their father while the other siblings went with their mother Mari Anne. She has been married for to Michael Poole and is now a mother to Aidan Poole. The second Hough daughter is known to have also done some stunt works with Johnny Tsunami (1999) and White Wolves 3: Cry of the White Wolf (2000).
Katherine Hough (elder sister from same parents)
Date of Birth: June 9, 1982
Zodiac sign: Cancer
She is another Hough sister who is now married to Tony Phillips and is mother to Ariana, Adilynn and Avery Phoenix Phillips. Katherine is somewhat an actress and also featured in Footloose (2011) as a backup dancer in a cowboy dance scene. Katherine has since 2016 been the owner of a spa called Skin by Katherine located in Draper, Utah.
Julianne Alexandra Hough (younger sister from same parents)
Date of Birth: July 20, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Julianne is the youngest of all five Hough children. Both Julianne and her elder brother Derek have waltzed their way into America’s heart. For several years now, the brother-sister duo (also called the blond Osmonds) has made a name for themselves both as individuals and as a team. From their early days, both siblings knew they loved to move, shake and dance up a storm. Both of them again decided to leave their sheltered Utah life to take a chance at enrolling in a prestigious London dance school.
Through every successful year, the Hough siblings have proven how strong their sibling bond is even under the intense spotlight from Hollywood. They have admitted that they both love working together and they explain how lucky they feel to be able to do something they both love with somebody they love and also care about.
On her own, Julianne is not just a star dancer but a lifestyle website and blog owner; she has also given the move world a trial as she has featured on movies like Safe Haven (2013), Footloose (2011) and Rock of Ages (2012). The youngest Hough sibling battled endometriosis for a decade and has since then been vocal about awareness for the female disease. She had a fairy-tale wedding to Canadian ice hockey player Brooks Laich on July 8, 2017 and Derek was present as the groomsman.
Hayley Erbert (girlfriend)
Duration of Relationship: June 2015 till present
Date of Birth: October 11, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Like her boyfriend, Hayley is also a dancer who competed on the 10th season of So You Think You Can Dance and finished in the top 6. Since 2015’s Season 21, Erbert has been one of the troupe dancers for Dancing with the stars live tour. She is besties with Derek’s celebrity sister Julianne and is also obsessed with cats. We’re keeping our fingers crossed and waiting for when these cute lovers would announce their wedding date.