Inside Derek Hough & Wife Hayley Erbert's Relationship & Wedding

Here's some insight on DWTS Judge Derek Hough's relationship with his new wife, Hayley Erbert.
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Updated Nov 21, 2023

Dancing With the Stars judge Derek Hough and wife Hayley Erbert have been in the limelight for their dynamic dance moves and romantic chemistry, but DTWS fans have put a spotlight on the couple's real-life romance.

Raised in Topeka, Kansas, Hayley Erbert has not only showcased her exceptional talent as a professional dancer but also captivated audiences as a troupe dancer on Dancing with the Stars. Her love story with Hough began in 2014 when the two crossed paths professionally. They officially started dating in 2017 and announced their engagement in 2022. The couple got married in August 2023, in Monterey County, California. Their fairy-tale ceremony, which was witnessed by a smaller guest list than other DWTS pro weddings, exuded a regal but rustic ambiance

  • Who is Derek Hough Wife, Hayley Erbert? (now, Hayley Erbert Hough).
  • Derek and Hayley first met when Hayley was interviewed to go on tour with him and his sister, Julianne, in 2014.
  • Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert got engaged in 2022.
  • Derek and Hayley tied the knot in California in the summer of 2023.

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Who is Derek Hough Wife, Hayley Erbert?

 Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert attend the Mercedes-Benz Academy Awards
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Hayley Erbert (now Hayley Erbert Hough) is a professional dancer trained in all styles of dance, but specializes in contemporary. She's from Topeka, Kansas and has been dancing since she was three years old. Erbert competed in Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance and was a troupe dancer in Dancing with the Stars for seven seasons.

Inside Hayley Erbert and Derek Hough's Wedding

Hayley Erbert and Derek Hough's Wedding
Photo: Instagram / hayley.erbert

Dancing with the Stars judge Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert tied the knot on August 26, 2023 in a picturesque ceremony in Monterey County, California. Surrounded by majestic Redwood trees, the wedding's fairytale-like ambiance was embellished with dreamy decor and floral arrangements.

Erbert walked down the aisle in a custom duchess satin gown by Georgina Chapman of Marchesa, paired with a long veil, blusher and jewelry by Ring Concierge. She later changed into a lace dress with a tulle skirt and a detachable train, which was also custom made by Marchesa. Hough looked dapper in a Tom Ford suit during the ceremony and changed into a Brooks Brothers design for the reception.

The guestlist was made up of just 106 close friends and fellow DWTS crew, including Hough's sister Julianne, co-host Alfonso Ribeiro, and Hough's former dance partners, Amy Purdy, Maria Menounos and Shawn Johnson. Mark Ballas, another DWTS pro, served as Hough's best man.

Their first dance was set to the song "Fall Into Me" by Florrest Blakk, reported People, which exclusively revealed the couple's first wedding photos. They kept their choreography to a minimum in order to keep things simple and enjoy the intimate moment together. The wedding finished off with a bangin' dance party in an old barn.

Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert's Relationship Timeline

DEREK HOUGH, HAYLEY ERBERT ABC's "Dancing With the Stars"
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2014: Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert first meet

Ten years older than Erbert, Hough first met his wife in 2014. The dance pro and one of his sisters, Julianne Hough, actually hired Erbert as a dancer to go on tour with them.

2017: Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert are officially dating

Couple sitting together with sunset behind
Photo: Instagram / hayley.erbert

The couple made their relationship Instagram official in 2017, although they had been romantically involved for a while before that — Hough admitted that he was someone on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2016.

2022: Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert get engaged

Engagement Photo
Photo: Instagram / hayley.erbert

The Dancing with the Stars couple announced their engagement on June 2, 2022. Hough posted an adorable photo of the two of them, with a caption that said, "It's only the beginning…the beginning of forever ❤️."

2023: Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert get married

Derek Hough & Hayley Erbert's wedding photos
Photo: Instagram / hayley.erbert

Dancing with the Stars judge Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert exchanged vows in a charming ceremony on August 26, 2023, in Monterey County, California. Their intimate guest list of 106 included close friends and DWTS colleagues. The couple's first dance was a simple, heartfelt moment choreographed to "Fall Into Me" by Florrest Blakk.

Erbert stunned in two custom Marchesa gowns, while Hough looked incredible in Tom Ford and Brooks Brothers suits.For their honeymoon, the newlyweds explored Italy together.

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