‘Enquirer’: DWTS Derek Hough ‘freaked out’ about photo at JAM
The print edition of The Enquirer is reporting that Dancing With the Stars pro dancer Derek Hough threw a fit when a Salt Lake local Ken Lee asked if he could take a photograph of him while he was at JAM, a gay club in Salt Lake City’s Marmalade District.
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!”
Hough has publicly answered questions about his sexuality before, once telling a journalist that he has often been called gay because he’s a dancer. He has not commented about his visit to the Salt Lake City gay bar or the verbal altercation with Lee.
GossipCop says “an insider” claims that Hough and Katherine Jenkins were actually partying at the club together, unlike what The Enquirer is reporting. Jenkins was recently in Salt Lake City, performing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for their Pioneer Day concert.
The insider also told GossipCop that it’s also “100 percent false” that Hough “threw a hissy fit,” and refused to be photographed.