Derek Hough pitched a fit when a fan tried to take a photo of him in a gay bar

Derek Hough

For better or worse, Derek Hough is a pretty fantastic dancer with an amazingly ripped body. That much is obvious, but there’s 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 “DWTS” 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 I’m 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 Derek’s skin. According to a story in this week’s Enquirer, Derek threw a little diva fit when some dude tried to take a photo of him at a Salt Lake City gay bar:

Derek Hough Ryan Seacrest

Sexy pro dancer Derek Hough donned some shiny silver pants and shook his fanny at a popular Salt Lake City gay club — 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 it’s been reported that he is dating “DWTS” 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.

“I’m a big fan of Derek’s, and I always thought or HOPED he was gay,” Jam regular Ken lee told The Enquirer. “Seeing him shimmying with his buddies at the gay club wearing skintight, shiny silver pants just made my mind scream!”

But Ken says when he approached Derek for a photo, the dancer “got all nervous and fidgety and stammered, ‘No, no, no — not here!'”

“I was really careful about approaching him respectfully,” Ken explained. “I went up to Derek and said, ‘excuse me’ and asked very nicely if I could have a photo taken with him. Well, he couldn’t have been more rude or a bigger diva!

“I was like, OK, he’s clearly not comfortable about having his picture taken in a gay bar. If you’re not gay, then what’s the problem? Derek’s behavior was very suspect.”

“Derek very well may not be gay,” added Ken. “But he sure was dressed pretty and threw an impressive hissy fit when I asked for a photo!”

[From Enquirer, print edition, August 20, 2012]

Gay or straight, shiny silver pants are an abomination. Derek really should know better! Now I’m worried about his style, people. Seriously though, I have to wonder whether or not this story is true because Derek probably wouldn’t frequent a gay bar if he was truly worried that he’d be photographed there, right? Like, if he wanted to dance at a gay hotspot, then it follows that he shouldn’t be so defensive if he got recognized there too. It just seems odd that Derek would get so bloody freaked out about it all, but who knows.

Now here’s what we’ve all really been waiting for — more photos of shirtless Derek Hough on the beach! You’re welcome.

Derek Hough

Derek Hough

Derek Hough

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  1. Joanna says:

    hot body but he needs to shave that goatee off.

  2. Viv says:

    Despite those muscles he just looks like a teenager to me. I bet Cheryl Cole never hit that. She liked being seen with a guy after her break-up and he was there. I vote gay.

    • beyonce's bump says:

      I am not one to throw the gay card all willy nilly, but yeaaa he gay.

    • paola says:

      No way Cheryl Cole hit that. she needed to be famous across the Us and hanging out with him gave her a lot of attention..and his gay vibe is quite strong. Have you noticed how Julianne looks like a 12 years old girl without make up? And wtf is Ryan Seacrest wearing at his feet? This is my call….. Derek and Ryan are an item and Julianne is too young and innocent to actually realize it.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        Maybe the sister is bearding for seacrest to cover up for him and her brother. I’d find that much more believable!

      • paola says:

        Yes Morti.. your theory makes sense! but i still see Julianne as a very naive girl.

      • PG says:

        There was a blind item about a year ago regarding this. She’s the beard for Ryan and Derek’s relationship. Apparently, she’s happy with it.

      • ZenB!tch says:

        I agree except for one thing. I think Julianne knows and is playing beard because she loves her brother. They were raised Mormon, this makes perfect sense. I didn’t get why Julianne would play GF to Ryan Seacrest. I heard comments about publicity and press but she would get better press, exposure, etc dating a cute actor. The cute couple angle gets great press and she and Ryan are not a cute couple. Ryan and Derek on the other hand are. They work for me. I wish they would come out but I can’t see that happening anytime soon for Derek given his family background. They seem TRADITIONAL.

      • polk8dot says:

        @ ‘Julianne looks like a 12 year old girl without makeup’…
        I guess it’s because that is a 12 year old girl, hehe. The one turned sideways, in ratty shorts is most likely Julianne, the other one one of their nieces. Here is quote from Derek’s IMDB page:
        ‘Brother of Julianne Hough, Katherine Hough, Mara Beth Hough and Sharee Hough.
        Has 15 nieces and nephews – Paris, Willow, Skye, Star, Bronson, Max, Griffin, Evelyn, Hayden, Tyler, Latelyn, AR and Quaid Wise (that’s 13!!! from sister Sharee Hough). Aidan Poole (from sister Mara Beth Hough). Ariana Phillips (from sister Katherine Hough).

        The resemblance running through that family is remarkable though.

        I completely agree with the idea that Derek and Seacrest are an item,and Julianne – either knowingly or not – is bearding for them both. What a perfect setup! Also, that is the only thing that makes sense in explaining this incredulous hookup – Seacrest and Julianne otherwise?! No fricking way.

  3. Appel says:

    you made my day…

  4. Jovia says:

    Thank you. I do appreciate his body (of talent).

  5. Lauren says:

    I still think he and Seacrest are together and his sister is just a cover up.

  6. Roma says:

    I was actually surprised to hear SLC had a gay bar, that’s awesome!

    I’ll admit I have been there in about 15 years.

    • MsGoblin says:

      That was my first thought, too!

    • Kelly says:

      Actually, SLC has a really thriving, active LGBT community. In fact, The Advocate just voted it the “gayest” city in the US. It always surprises people, but there it is.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Me too-very surprised. That’s cool, though. Good for SLC-and I feel embarassed that I just assumed it was extremely conservative.

      • olcranky says:

        From my personal experience, there are a lot of great gay bars in the most conservative cities and towns all over this country.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @ olcranky – I should know better than to assume conservative automatically equals “not-gay-friendly”.

        My bad-Never been to Utah and surrounding states so I guess I tend to generalize based on a pre-conceived notion of that part of the country.

      • Roma says:

        I find that beyond awesome – thanks for the update!

    • Malificent says:

      About 15 years ago, I had a boyfriend who used to do a lot of business in Utah. He and his teammates from Chicago used to hang out at one of the (at the time) few gay bars in SLC. He said there were a pretty high percentage of nice Mormon husbands with wedding rings there. It’s always made me wonder if there is a quiet health issue in the Mormon community with HIV or other STDs. Unless these guys are absolutely careful when they are on the down low, I can’t imagine that they can justify having safe sex with their wives when they go home.

      • Pia says:

        People cheat on each other all the time. I don’t see how being in a gay relationship vs straight increases the chances for STDs, in this day and age. It’s not the 80s anymore.

      • ZenB!tch says:

        Married men in bars alone is STD heaven. I got hit on by a married man the last time I was in a pick up jointy type bar with a group of friends. I’m not gay or a man and the creep wasn’t gay but who cares. Any bar where men openly wearing wedding rings are on the DL there is are a lot of diseases being spread.

      • sunmoonstars says:

        If you don’t think that gay sex is way more risky than straight sex, you’re deluded. Look at the research, it may not be PC or what you want to hear but it’s the truth. Nothing against gay people or anything but it’s disingenuous at best and downright criminal at worst to pretend that they aren’t at any higher risk for disease…because they are.

  7. the original bellaluna says:

    FYI, courtesy of Blind Gossip:

    There’s been an interesting development in the relationship of this TV girl. Her boyfriend – who is neither famous nor wealthy – isn’t too happy about her fake-dating a TV Guy with whom she appeared on one season of popular show. So he got hold of some very compromising photos of the TV Guy with his Boyfriend (who has also appeared on the same show), and told TV Guy that he was going to send them to the tabloids.

    TV Guy totally panicked. Heturned to a good pal of his, Rich Guy, for advice and help. Rich Guy – who is more high profile, on more television shows, and has more money than everyone else in this blind combined – said that the best way to keep TV Girl’s real boyfriend quiet was to offer him some hush money. He even generously gave the TV Guy the money for the payoff. Why would Rich Guy do that? Well, it’s in his best interest, too. He is fake-dating the TV Guy’s sister. He knows that if one of these fake relationships was disclosed, they could all come tumbling down like dominoes.

    TV Girl:

    TV Guy:

    TV Guy’s Boyfriend:

    Rich Guy:

    TV Guy’s Sister:

  8. Johanna says:

    ”Gay or straight, shiny silver pants are an abomination. Derek really should know better! Now I’m worried about his style, people.”

    ^^That was hilarious! Also, I think it sums everything up. People need to stop trying to figure out who is gay or not.

    • Tiffany says:

      I agree!!!

      Plus, EVERY dancer knows…Gay clubs have the absoulte BEST dance music! I don’t know what his orientation is, but you don’t have to be gay to enjoy the many perks of gay clubs. They are fun places to shake your booty!

  9. yellowshaba says:

    Total buttaface, everythings good but her that wasn’t a typo..and I totally agree with you lauren. Cover up hollywood style!

  10. says:

    Actually, silver (skinny) jeans are the latest thing right now.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Personally, I think those metallic jeans I’m seeing everywhere are pretty bad-ass. Reminds me of the silver stuff you could buy in the late-90s right before the millenium.

  11. Talie says:

    I think he is…Maria Menounous goes on Howard Stern often and she acts so shocked anytime Howard calls her out for her sexy behavior with this guy since she is attached. But she never explains why fully. I’m guessing she is just playing along for publicity and to help him out.

  12. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I don’t watch DWTS but I’ve seen this dude in interviews etc. and I just assumed he was gay. I honestly didn’t know this was up for debate. Now I feel bad though because apparently he isn’t (or is but doesn’t want people to know).

  13. ramona says:

    I don’t see the hot on this dude at all. Just does not compute.

    • Izzy says:

      Thank you, Ramona! I always appreciate a hot bod, but there is literally nothing about this guy that I find appealing.

    • DreamyK says:

      I don’t care how old he is, he still looks like a kid and I wouldn’t hit it, ever. Also? He’s creepy.

  14. lucy2 says:

    If he is gay, why deny it? Most people already assume it, and he’s on a dancing show, not a linebacker in the NFL. Obviously it’s up to him how public he wants his personal life to be, but come on, no one would be shocked.

  15. Nev says:

    amazing dancer…perhaps gay yes.

  16. Ses says:

    Jam regular Ken Lee had the best quotes ever! Way better than the usual lame & cliched source quotes. He should be a gay club correspondent for Extra or something

  17. hairball says:

    I always just assumed he was gay. I always thought he was gay with a very gross face.

  18. Jordan says:

    Ken sounds like a bitch!

  19. palermo says:

    I thought it was common knowledge that HE is the one dating Ryan S, and not his sister) who looks like she’s about 14 in the picture)

  20. TXCinderella says:

    I have an actress friend who used to live in LA. She told me that alot of celebs will hang out at gay bars or restaurants because they don’t get harassed or bothered like they would if they went to a non-gay establishment.

  21. thebutlerdidit says:

    In the closet, gay Mormon. Too bad, he’s my favorite dancer. His tacky sister can go pound sand, though.

  22. thebutlerdidit says:

    In the closet, gay Mormon. Too bad, he’s my favorite dancer. His tacky sister can go pound sand, though.

  23. Snookie Wookie says:

    I used to represent some of the DWTS dancers and whenever we were on set and anyone would talk about anything “gay” (be that a gay celebrity, gay bar, gay rights, whatever) and Derek would comment on said conversation, he would HAVE to tack on to the end of his sentence, “But I’m not gay.” It’s like a tick. He can’t help himself bc (personally) I think he’s so terrified of his own sexuality.

  24. Brittany says:

    Is he really still trying to make the straight thing happen?

    Oh, Derek.

  25. Kellie says:

    A gay bar in salt lake city? Not buying it!

  26. Ha Ha says:

    Seacrest…… Bahahahaha.

  27. Peachy says:

    Derek’s next show: “Prancing In The Bars”

  28. Marianne says:

    Yeah I dont know if he’s gay or not, but its obvious he thinks it will ruin his image.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      I don’t think he is as worried about his image (he’s a dancer) as he is his family.

  29. tc says:

    With bitchy fans who will out you in 2 seconds if you don’t obey their “requests” for pictures, who needs enemies.
    If people want to out him, out him. But quit acting like you ever gave a f–k about anyone but yourself, Ken Lee (and anyone else who agrees with Ken.

  30. BuBu says:

    Derek Hough is NOT gay nor did he have a “fake” relationship with Shannon Elizabeth. Shannon and Derek lived together as boy friend and girl friend for over a year and adopted a dog together. Shannon and Derek have been friends with benefits on and off for many years. Derek is a dancer and has many gay friends. He if anything is a bit of a playboy with women for lack of a better word. He is extremely self conscience about being called gay so much that is his issue.

    • TexTRex says:

      Bu Bu:
      They adopted a dog together?? Om my god! He must be straight and a pu$$y hound!!!
      You believe what you want. Him? A playboy? More like a bottom boy!

    • polk8dot says:

      Oh, @bubu.
      His own publicist/agent could not have written him a more glowing, loving,…., totally biased, and utterly full of shi! endorsement. Why do you bother?
      Don’t you realise that by trying to spread such BS you are actually putting Derek in a worse light, and pulling the spotlight onto his intimate life? You say stupid crap like that, people are going to try to prove you wrong. Just stop. He may or may not be gay, he has a right to be whatever and whoever he wants, and be happy about it. But your little comment is so ridiculously laughable, I can’t even….. Bwahahahaha…. A ‘PLAYBOY’?!?! LMAO 🙂

  31. Matt says:

    Why are people so quick to believe each and every single little thing they read? Also, does it really matter who he sleeps with? If it ain’t you, you don’t need to be concerned about it. Seriously. It’s getting kind of pathetic now.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      In this case, it’s because we can’t believe any woman would date Ryan Seacrest. He sets off all our gay-dar. Derek sets mine off too but not to the levels of Ryan.

  32. hampton says:

    For many years in East Hampton the hottest bar to dance was the Swamp. Every celeb, straight, gay, married single every summer-everyone went- even the gay TV weatherman who wore white verace jeans with red roses on them madonna performed at an hbo party there for the film fest. derek is straight. little sis may be covering for ryan and simon. mark and derek have a garage band-pretty lame-the who they are not.

  33. Noah says:

    Everything Ken Lee said sounds self-serving, leaving me to feel I wouldn’t trust him as far as I can fling a piano!

  34. Nina says:

    Who cares if Derek’s gay? or if Ryan is gay? I think it’s sad that gay celebs have to lie about it in order to get and keep jobs. I wish people could just live their lives without getting condemned for being different.