Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth: Back Together!
Sorry, Perez Hilton, but the Dancing With the Stars partners are giving love another try.
It looks like Perez Hilton’s wish for Julianne Hough’s brother Derek to come out of the closet isn’t happening anytime soon. Derek and his latest dance partner, Joanna Krupa, took fourth place this season on Dancing With the Stars and while rumors of a show romance swirled, sources tell BettyConfidential that Derek and his ex-girlfriend and season 6 dance partner Shannon Elizabeth, 36, are actually back together.
“Shannon and Derek decided to try again,” the insider says. “They stayed close friends and went out even after they broke up. They flew to New York last week for Diddy’s 40th birthday party at the Plaza and that was their first public outing together again.”
When the pair split in August, they both Tweeted about their breakup and Derek, 24, said, “We love and care about eachother very much and will reamin friends and in eachothers lives.”
“They’re young and having fun – they still dance together! It’s adorable,” says the insider. “Derek and Shannon have great chemistry and if nothing else, they will find a way to remain great friends, because they love being together.”
At Diddy’s party, sponsored by Don Julio cocktails, sources tell me the couple was, “playfully taking pictures of each other. He even posed for her draping himself over a harp. They were laughing and dancing, but there were no big public displays of affection with any hugging or kissing!”
We expect Derek to get the Perez Hilton treatment in the blogger’s new Hollywood tell-all book, True Bloggywood Stories, which is released today!
Magazine and newspaper reporter Kelly Will has written celebrity columns for the New York Times, the New York Daily News and the New York Post. Follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/misswill.