Dancing with the Stars judge Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert sparked reaction with engagement comments following their loved-up photo on Instagram
Derek Hough and his partner Hayley Erbert have been dating for over five years and have an idyllic home life in California.
MORE: Bruno Tonioli suffers incident on DWTS alongside fellow judges
The pair have a legion of fans around the United States who have been following their relationship since they met on Dancing with the Stars, and many of them are hopeful that the pair will get engaged soon.
The DWTS judge and his girlfriend were inundated with messages over the weekend after Derek shared a loved-up picture of them together ahead of the show's Grease themed week, showing them kissing while sitting on a bench in front of a sign which read 'Nothing to see here!'
VIDEO: Derek Hough suffers wardrobe malfunction
The picture's location was marked as Rydell High, and Derek wrote in the caption: "Prom Photo."
MORE: Bruno Tonioli leaves fans saddened by latest appearance on DWTS
MORE: Brian Austin Green's incredible act of bravery leaves his co-stars in awe
Fans were quick to comment on the image, with many asking the star when he was planning on going down on one knee.
"When are you going to marry this beautiful lady?" one wrote, while another commented: "Put a ring on it!" A third added: "We are waiting for marriage."
Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert's latest photo got fans talking about engagement hopes
While Derek has never opened up about getting married to Hayley directly, he often has sweet things to say about her in interviews.
MORE: Derek Hough makes candid comment about engagement plans to Hayley Erbert
MORE: Len Goodman opens up about former co-stars and says everyone needs to 'respect' each other
Gushing over his other half in an interview with ET in 2018, Derek said of Hayley: "She's grounded. She's really, really grounded – just really down to earth, and just has a good heart and a beautiful soul."
Derek and Hayley met on DWTS in 2015
After his sister Julianne Hough's wedding in 2017, meanwhile, E! asked Derek if he might be next. "It's not something we really talk about so much right now," he said.
MORE: DWTS' Cheryl Burke shares shocking health update after returning to dance floor
MORE: Brian Austin Green sparks a reaction with controversial DWTS scores
"It was a wonderful week to be with [Hayley] and experience love." He added, "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."
The couple live in California
While Derek and Hayley's relationship is as strong as ever, for now, the pair look to be focusing on their respective careers.
MORE: Inside Derek Hough's chic home with Hayley Erbert
READ: Derek Hough's overnight health scare resulted in emergency surgery
Derek is a judge on DWTS for the second year in the row, having previously worked as a pro dancer, which is when he met Hayley. The star made a huge mark during his time as a pro too, having won the competition an impressive six times.
Read more HELLO! US stories here
Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.