“Dance with the Stars“Pro Derek Hogg has a lot to celebrate.
The professional ballroom dancer, 37, spoke to Fox News Digital about his recent Engaged to Haley Erbert, He admitted he had been “hunted for years” before landing on one knee.
“I’m been hunting for years, I’m not a fianc భార్యe, fans and people around me say, ‘When are you going to do this? Man, come upstairs.’ So it’s official, and I’m very happy, ” he shared.
The couple began dating after meeting on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2015, and Hugh planned an engagement that would surprise Erbert, which he described as “impossible”.
“All day we were on a helicopter ride with my friend and I knew I had to get her out of the house for 8 hours,” Hugh began. “We went to one of our special places, it’s Yosemite, it’s a special place for Heli and me, and we’re flying over it, it’s very special.”
He shared that the couple hugged and cried for 20 minutes before saying a word to each other.
Hugh and Erbert are overjoyed at the engagement, but Hugh shares that they do not want it to be a “super long engagement”.
“We’m already looking at ideas, platforms. We know it’s a whole process, but we’re excited about it,” he said. “I want to do this on a really special occasion and I have to say, we have some beautiful friends who are good musicians and artists and performers. So, this is going to be a very fun wedding, we say it.”
When it comes to the couple’s first dance, Hugh shared that the two would “go out for the night” and not perform in luxury. “We’re like, ‘Hey we’re doing a little work, but we’re taking a night off. You’re all giving performances for us.’
Hogg has been hosting the “No Limit: Derek Hugh” show in Las Vegas since May. The exhibitions will be screened exclusively at the Venetian Hotel and will continue until September.
“The audience is just amazing in power,” he said of his Vegas shows. “There are grandmothers in the audience, there are children in the audience, there are moms and dads, there are so many broad people, and they all find things they like and enjoy and I’m so proud of it.”
Hugh said that if anyone spoke highly of his performance or liked his performance it was “really special” to him.
The Emmy Award winner Shared his next project, which was recently greened by National Geographic and featuring Hogg traveling around the world and learning the local dances of each location.
“I travel around the world, go to different places, go to the roots of where certain dances came from, learn the history, understand the source, understand where it is now and take a celebrity with me and give an amazing performance. The end of the episode,” he shared.
Although Hugh has a wedding plan and travels the world, he returns to “Dancing with the Stars” after they switch to Disney Plus.
“I’m so excited about it, for one, I think a lot of things are happening anyway,” he said of the streaming service. “You know, in five years, ten years of time streaming was a big player, you know, and the fun.
“Dancing with the Stars” aired on ABC for 30 seasons before moving on to the streaming service. “Okay, it’s like a good time to be like rebranding, reinventing, reinventing, you know, but still, with the heart of the show,” Howe said.
Larry Fink of Fox News contributed to this report.