The 28-year-old pro dancer recently opened up about his amazing partner Amy Purdy.
“They told me about her and I said, ‘I have to dance with her, I have to do this. I’m too inspired,’” Derek told ABC News. “We are just going to continue to defy the odds.”
He added, “For me, it’s all about progress, progress and people’s happiness, and growing and contributing. I told her the other day, every step you take is already a success. Take that pressure off and just enjoy it.”
In case you missed it, watch Derek and Amy‘s tear-inducing contemporary dance from this week!
15+ pics inside of Derek Hough leaving the dance studio…