'DWTS' Champ Derek Hough Admits He's Ready For Babies With Girlfriend Hayley Erbert

Victoria Miller

Derek Hough isn't quite ready for marriage, but fatherhood could be another story. In a new interview with Life & Style, the 34-year-old pro dancer and World of Dance judge revealed that he is more excited to have a child than to get married.

"You know, it's weird, actually. I feel like the bug that I have right now is more the kid," Derek admitted.

This is not the first time Derek has talked about his desire to be a dad. After his sister Julianne Hough's wedding to Brooks Laich in 2017, Derek told E! News that while marriage wasn't something he was talking about with his girlfriend Hayley Erbert at the time, he could "feel the love" at his sister's ceremony.

"I don't want to be an old grandpa when I start having kids... After that wedding, I'm like, 'Who knows?' You feel the love."
"I am an uncle of, like, 20. I have so many nieces and nephews. So I love kids. I'm going to have kids one day."

Earlier this summer, Derek and Hayley traveled to Europe where they visited Paris, London, and Cannes. The lovebirds clocked 26 miles just by walking and taking in the sites. The pro dancer revealed that he and his lady love just like to walk and hold hands and he compared them to "an old couple."

Derek also just finished a 56-city tour and is working on new music while also planning for his next tour. While there's no timeline announced for his fatherhood venture, the Dancing with the Stars champ has made quite a few comments about it recently, so it sounds like marriage and babies could be coming sooner for him rather than later.