Jennifer Lopez Inspired Derek Hough To Propose Hayley Erbert

When he looked at another celeb’s relationship history, Derek Hough knew it was time to propose to Hayley Erbert.

ET’s Denny Directo spoke with the 37-year-old dancer at Las Vegas’ Venetian Resort, the site of his No Limit residency, and Hough revealed how Jennifer Lopez inspired him to pop the question to his girlfriend of seven years.

“I remember seeing her, and I was like, ‘Yo, if she can get two [engagements] within the time that I’ve been with [Erbert], I better step up my game,’” Hough told ET of running into Lopez, who got engaged to Alex Rodriguez in 2019, and Ben Affleck earlier this year.

Another indication that it was time to get engaged came when Hough “introduced Hayley as my girlfriend, and I stopped myself and was like, ‘This feels wrong.

That word does not live up to what this relationship is.’ That was a good indication of like, ‘OK, I think it’s time to go to the next step.’”

Lopez hinted that Hough’s engagement was long coming when she commented on his post announcing he’d proposed to Erbert. “Omg!! Yessss... we’ve been waiting for this!! Lol... Congratulations.”