For better or worse, Derek Hough is a pretty fantastic dancer with an amazingly ripped body. That much is obvious, but thereâs always been something quite ambiguous about Derek, which is that he has acquired the reputation for wooing the ladies, but there might be something else there, you know? First there was the contrived romance between he and Shannon Elizabeth (which she later admitted was entirely fake for purposes of âDWTSâ votes), and then he supposedly hooked up for awhile with Cheryl Cole, but then she dumped him for a fame upgrade. All along, Derek has gotten along quite famously with his possible future brother-in-law, Ryan Seacrest, which has provided plenty of fodder for beard-related jokes. I guess what Iâm saying is that there have been persistent rumors that Derek might actually be gay. Who knows if these rumors are true or not? Regardless of his sexuality, I guess all the talk may have gotten under Derekâs skin. According to a story in this weekâs Enquirer, Derek threw a little diva fit when some dude tried to take a photo of him at a Salt Lake City gay bar:
"Sexy pro dancer Derek Hough donned some shiny silver pants and shook his fanny at a popular Salt Lake City gay club â but then freaked out when a fan tried to take his picture!
The talented 27-year-old has been dogged by gay rumors for years despite having a string of girlfriends. And although itâs been reported that he is dating âDWTSâ contestant and opera singer Katherine Jenkins, she was nowhere in sight when Derek showed up at Jam, a gay club in his hometown, on July 21, a source confided.
âIâm a big fan of Derekâs, and I always thought or HOPED he was gay,â Jam regular Ken lee told The Enquirer. âSeeing him shimmying with his buddies at the gay club wearing skintight, shiny silver pants just made my mind scream!â
But Ken says when he approached Derek for a photo, the dancer âgot all nervous and fidgety and stammered, âNo, no, no â not here!ââ
âI was really careful about approaching him respectfully,â Ken explained. âI went up to Derek and said, âexcuse meâ and asked very nicely if I could have a photo taken with him. Well, he couldnât have been more rude or a bigger diva!
âI was like, OK, heâs clearly not comfortable about having his picture taken in a gay bar. If youâre not gay, then whatâs the problem? Derekâs behavior was very suspect.â
âDerek very well may not be gay,â added Ken. âBut he sure was dressed pretty and threw an impressive hissy fit when I asked for a photo!â
They have gay bars in Salt Lake City and are the Houghs Mormon?