Derek Hough Wife Hayley Cleared to Dance ... Months After Brain Surgery

Derek Hough and his wife Hayley Erbert will share the spotlight soon enough ... 'cause she's medically cleared to start touring once again.

The nimble couple revealed the good news on Hayley's Instagram story Friday ... telling their army of fans she's ready to pirouette once more -- hopping back onstage officially April 14 in Florida.

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And, she looks completely back to her old self if another video she posted is any indication ... 'cause it seems she's already back to rehearsals with the tour company.

'DWTS' Judge Derek Hough Posts Sweet IG Photo With Hayley Still Recovering From Brain Surgery

Derek Hough's wife, Hayley Erbert, appears to be feeling a whole lot better after her terrifying health scare ... because she's back on the dance floor!

The couple each posted a tender photo on their Instagram accounts Wednesday, showing Derek standing alongside Hayley in a dance studio with his arm around her. Hayley's head is resting on the shoulder of the popular "Dancing With The Stars" judge.

Their captions read, "Stepping onto this blank canvas together. Beginning to paint again."

The sweet image marked three months since Derek publicly announced that Hayley was recovering from brain surgery after she became disorientated following a dance performance and was rushed to a Washington D.C. hospital.

In his IG statement back then ... Derek said Hayley had a "long road of recovery" after she suffered a cranial hematoma, requiring and an emergency craniectomy.

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What that means is blood forms within brain tissue or below the skull, putting pressure on the cranium. This is usually caused by a blood vessel that bursts in the brain due to head trauma, possibly leading to death.

All that sounds pretty bad ... but it seems as if Hayley – a pro dancer -- has bounced back and might be ready to boogie down again.

Earlier this month, Derek even hinted at it during an E! News interview, saying there's a "strong possibility" she'll be joining him on an upcoming dance tour. Hayley has also given updates on her condition, saying she has good and bad days.

'DWTS' GLEB SAVCHENKO I'm Joining Chippendales ... As Celebrity Guest Host!!!

"Dancing With the Stars" pro Gleb Savchenko is trading his ballroom shoes for a bowtie and cuffs ... because he's joining Chippendales as the latest guest host with the male revue.

Our sources tell us Gleb is gearing up for a limited engagement with the legendary Chippendales hunks ... joining the guys onstage for 3 weeks of performances at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

We're told Gleb will be doing the Chippendales thing in Sin City from April 25 to May 12 ... and once he gets his feet wet, he's going to hit the road and join the world tour cast for 6 Atlantic City shows in July at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Gleb -- who partnered with Chrishell Stause on 'DWTS' -- says he's thrilled and honored by the opportunity, and it's going to be the first time he's performed in Las Vegas.

Be on the lookout ... our sources say Gleb's a big Patrick Swayze fan, and he's going to bust out some of Patrick's iconic dance moves during his Chippendales run.

Frankly, Gleb checks all the Chippendales boxes here ... he's a tall, dark and handsome dancer with a pretty solid stage presence to boot, so this move makes a lot of sense.

Gleb's joining Chippendales as the show celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, and he's got some big ... shoes to fill as far as celeb guest hosts go.

Tyson Beckford, Ian Ziering, Joey Lawrence, "Jersey Shore" star Vinny Guadagnino and Nyle DiMarco have all done the Chippendales thing over the years ... and now it's Gleb's turn!!!

Adivina en quién ¡se ha convertido este pequeño!

Antes de que este niño, con su gorrito y su bufanda, se convirtiera en actor y presentador de televisión... bailaba claqué a los 3 años y crecía con su hermana en Chula Vista, California.

Es uno de los mejores bailarines de "Dancing With The Stars" y formó pareja con la bailarina profesional Cheryl Burke en 2006 y quedó segundo. Cuando no está delante de la cámara, practica boxeo en el gimnasio (mostrando su físico) o graba vídeos en TikTok con sus hijos.

¿Necesitas una pista más? A.C. Slater.

¿Adivinas quién es?

Guess Who This Beanie Kid Turned Into!

Before this kid chillin' in the snow -- with his beanie and scarf in tow -- turned into an actor and television host, he was just tap dancing at age 3 and growing up with his sister in Chula Vista, California.

He is one of the OG's of "Dancing With The Stars" ... partnering up with pro dancer Cheryl Burke back in 2006 and finishing 2nd place. When he's not in front of the camera he's either boxing in the gym (showing off his buff physique) or making TikTok vids with his kids!

Need one more clue? A.C. Slater!

Can you guess who he is?

'DWTS' Judge Derek Hough Wife Recovering After Brain Surgery ... Long Road Ahead

Derek Hough says his wife, Hayley, is recovering after having brain surgery, but it's gonna take quite a while for her to feel 100 percent again.

In a message posted on Instagram Friday, the "Dancing with the Stars" judge gave an update to his fans on Hayley's situation, pointing out that she has a "long road of recovery" after she suffered a "cranial hematoma from a burst blood vessel and required an emergency craniectomy."

The Mayo Clinic defines an intracranial hematoma as blood that forms within brain tissue or below the skull, putting pressure on the cranium. The condition is usually caused by a blood vessel that bursts in the brain as a result of head trauma.

In his IG post, Derek also talked about how Hayley inspires him with her will and strength and "no more so than in the last 48 hrs,” when she suffered her medical emergency.

On Thursday morning, Hayley became disoriented and was rushed to a D.C. hospital after their "Symphony of Dance" performance the night before.

Derek also gave thanks to his fans for their love and support, explaining, "The offers of assistance that have poured in have been so humbling and appreciated."

He added, "Our hope is that as a family, we can somehow and someway pay it forward."



Taylor Swift grooved her way onto the "Dancing with the Stars" stage ... surprising contestants and the audience with a special video message for the night's theme ... "A Celebration of Taylor Swift.”

"Hey guys, it’s Taylor. I just want to say thank you so much for having this me-themed night on 'Dancing With the Stars,'” the pop star said Tuesday ... explaining she couldn't be there due to tour commitments in Brazil.

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Let's not forget ... Travis Kelce has also kept her preoccupied during their whirlwind, headline-grabbing romance ... but there was no mention of him as she encouragingly told the remaining stars they were in good hands with her choreographer Mandy Moore -- not the "This Is Us" star, FYI -- with their routines.

Taylor's best chart-topping tunes such as "Lover", "Shake It Off", "Look What You Made Me Do", "Cruel Summer", "August" and "Lavender Haze" were given the dancefloor treatment ... but even the star's good vibes couldn't save Harry Jowsey and Rylee Arnold from elimination.

The evening was anticipated since October when pro Peta Murgatroyd let slip of the Taylor-themed evening ... with cohost Alfonso Ribeiro finally confirming the news on November 7.

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The star herself has appeared on the show three times to perform ... first "Jump Then Fall" and "Love Story" in 2009, then "Mine" and "White Horse" in 2010 and finally "We Are Never Getting Back Together" in 2012.

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And, though she hasn't been back on the 'DWTS' since, one thing is certain ... Taylor will always steal the spotlight even if she's not onstage herself.

Taylor Swift Sorprende con video en "DWTS" ... noche de homenaje a su música

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Taylor Swift estuvo presente en el escenario de "Dancing with the Stars", sorprendiendo a los concursantes y al público con un video para festejar su noche temática: "Una celebración de Taylor Swift".

"Hola chicos, es Taylor. Solo quiero darles las gracias por tener esta noche temática en "Dancing With the Stars"", dijo la estrella del pop el martes, explicando que no pudo estar presente debido a sus compromisos de gira en Brasil.

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No olvidemos, Travis Kelce también la ha mantenido preocupada durante su agitado romance, pero no hubo mención a él mientras animaba a las estrellas que estaban en buenas manos de su coreógrafa Mandy Moore, que no es la estrella de "This Is Us".

Algunas de las mejores canciones de Taylor, como "Lover", "Shake It Off", "Look What You Made Me Do", "Cruel Summer", "August" y "Lavender Haze", fueron tocadas en la pista de baile, pero ni las buenas vibras de la estrella pudieron salvar a Harry Jowsey y Rylee Arnold de la eliminación.

La noche dedicada a Taylor había sido anticipada en octubre por la profesional Peta Murgatroyd. Luego la confirmaron el 7 de noviembre con el coanfitrión Alfonso Ribeiro.

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La propia estrella ha aparecido tres veces en el programa para actuar, primero en 2009, donde tocó "Jump Then Fall" y "Love Story", luego en 2010, donde interpretó "Mine" y "White Horse" y finalmente en 2012, cuando tocó "We Are Never Getting Back Together".

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Y, aunque no ha vuelto a Dancing with the Stars desde entonces, una cosa es cierta... Taylor siempre se robará el protagonismo, aunque no esté en el escenario.

Kyle Richards Think My Separation Is For Clicks? You're an IDIOT!!!

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Kyle Richards is comin' after folks who think her marriage trouble with Mauricio Umansky is a clever way to stay relevant ... saying a popularity contest for a "dumb TV show" is the last thing on her mind.

The 'RHOBH' star dragged her doubters during Tuesday's episode of Bravo's "Hot Mic" podcast, telling Emmy-Nominated Executive Producer, Alex Baskin one of the dumbest things she's heard since joining the 'Real Housewives' cast is the idea that she'd put her family through hell so the show could get a boost in ratings.

She shot down claims she's fabricating the issues she and Mauricio are facing lately in their relationship -- adding she's got no real reason to try and stay relevant by pointing out she's already been on TV for 13 seasons.

Kyle's also addressed the so-called gold digger theory ... people who think she's just staying with her real estate mogul husband to spend his money. Well, she's got a bold response -- you really gotta see how she puts that one to bed.

As we reported, Kyle and Mauricio announced they were separating back in July, after 27 years of marriage ... but denied they were getting a divorce. They admitted they've been facing a "challenging" year, but said there was no wrongdoing on anyone's part.


Since then, they've gone on family vacations together and continue to live under the same roof. Mauricio's denied there's anything going on with his 'DWTS' partner Emma Slater, but Kyle seems skeptical -- and even referred to their split as a "divorce" during BravoCon.


Hard to say where they stand today, but Kyle, at least, is making it clear all the drama is very real, and NOT manufactured for clout.


Kyle Richards and Mauricio Umansky have no immediate plans to go down the road of divorce, but it's worth noting -- they do not have a prenup in place ... TMZ has learned.

With Kyle recently referring to their separation as a straight-up divorce -- there's a fortune on the table if that apparent slip of the tongue becomes reality ... although sources with direct knowledge tell us neither Kyle nor Mauricio has lawyered up.

Multiple sources tell TMZ ... Kyle and Mauricio are not directly talking about ending their marriage, but we're told the thought is certainly present ... so division of assets is something to consider, assuming they decide to cross that bridge.

Kyle has made her mark on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and scored millions of dollars, and Mauricio has acquired a net worth of $100M with nearly $5B in real estate sales.

When he married Kyle, he wasn't even working in real estate. He was making peanuts while working in fashion before going into real estate, working for Kyle's brother-in-law Rick Hilton and then opening The Agency in 2011.

The pair's decision to separate wasn't an easy one -- Kyle broke down in tears this past weekend when asked where things stood between them during a Q&A at BravoCon.


It looks like Mauricio is having an easier time, enjoying the single life with some cozy sightings with his 'DWTS' partner, Emma Slater.

As of now, the exes are playing friendly ... so if they do decide to end their marriage, some accountants and lawyers are going to have a busy time dividing the spoils of their marriage.

Kyle Richards Breaks Down in Tears at BravoCon ... Talking Mauricio Split


Kyle Richards' separation from her estranged husband, Mauricio Umansky, is clearly weighing on her -- 'cause she was reduced to tears talking about it at BravoCon.

The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star was onstage Sunday in Vegas, where she was doing a Q&A ... and where she was eventually asked point blank, where do things stand between her and Mauricio right now?

The question got her quite emotional. As reported by our sister site, TooFab, Kyle first said she and Mauricio were trying to navigate this as best they could -- explaining ... "We love each other very much and we are family no matter what happens. My three girls still live at home, only Farrah has her own place. [Mauricio] was busy doing 'Dancing with the Stars,' so he wasn't around as much. We’re trying to figure it out. We know we love each other."


KR then started to choke up, saying she hears everyone telling her to just "fix" the problem -- but as she clearly states here, it's not nearly as simple as it sounds.

Of course, this comes on the heels of Kyle's other interview last night at BravoCon -- where she referred to their separation as an outright divorce ... a slip of the tongue, it seems.

From what we can gather ... things are rocky between the couple at the moment, and while it sounds like she and Mauricio might want to reconcile -- there are obstacles that stand in their way ... even as they continue to live under the same roof and film for 'RHOBH.'


That's something Kyle addressed Sunday too ... saying she didn't want her fights with Mauricio caught on camera, and that Bravo producers noticed something was off.

Adding an extra layer of complexity is the fact that Mauricio continues to get cozy with his 'DWTS' partner, Emma Slater, with whom he was again spotted at dinner this weekend.

Remember, this follows a pretty public outing the two of them shared a couple weeks ago -- where they were seen holding hands -- but people in his world tried explaining it away as merely platonic ... even though Kyle isn't buying it, and found the whole thing disrespectful.

Bottom line ... it's complicated, and Kyle's doing the best she can in uncharted waters.


Mauricio Umansky y Emma Slater fueron vistos juntos de nuevo. Esta vez el dúo se presentó en un club en Los Ángeles.

La pareja de baile de "Dancing With the Stars" llegó en un Porsche con una acompañante femenina. Salieron los tres del estacionamiento y caminaron hacia el Hotel Line en Koreatown viernes por la noche.

¿sólo amigos?

Échale un vistazo a estas fotos obtenidas por TMZ. Maurico y Emma están paseando del brazo juntos, mientras otra mujer los acompaña.

Testigos presenciales nos dicen que Mauricio puso su mano en la espalda de Emma en un momento dado, pero al mirar nuestras fotos, es difícil saber si realmente la está tocando.

Nos han dicho que Mauricio y Emma estaban muy cariñosos, sonriendo y charlando, pero no se besaban ni se tomaban de la mano.

Nuestras fuentes dicen que el trío cruzó a través de una entrada lateral en el hotel y desapareció en el interior del club.

Mauricio y Emma han hecho esto antes. Como informamos, la pareja de "DWTS" fue fotografiada de la mano saliendo de un restaurante en Beverly Hills a finales de octubre.

La esposa de Maurico, Kyle Richards, no estaba muy contenta y eliminó intencionalmente una foto de Instagram mostrando así su apoyo a Mauricio y Emma en "DWTS".

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Mauricio trató de aclarar la situación diciendo que estaba de la mano con Emma porque estaba abrumado por la emoción, mientras hablaba de los buenos recuerdos de su matrimonio con Kyle.

Nuestras fuentes dicen que la estrella de "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" no creyó la historia de Mauricio y encontró sus acciones "muy irrespetuosas", a pesar de que la pareja está separada y que Kyle estuvo hablando de divorcio durante una reciente entrevista en BravoCon.

¿solo amigos?

Complicando aún más las cosas; está la supuesta relación entre Kyle y el cantante Morgan Wade. Los dos han sido vistos juntos en todas partes, pero no han confirmado o negado cualquier romance.

Kyle Richards Oops, Did I say 'Divorce?' Refers to Split with Mauricio as Ending Marriage


Kyle Richards is one to choose her words carefully, so it's especially shocking she used the word "divorce" to describe what she and Mauricio Umansky are going through.

Kyle was at BravoCon Saturday when she talked to TooFab and other reporters, about her tough 2023 ... "I've gone through a lot this last year that does change you. Losing my best friend to suicide changed me. Going through my divorce, all that has made me stronger but it definitely changes you as a person. I feel good."

Kyle and Mauricio have always called their split a separation, and this is the first time her reference was about ending their 27-year marriage.


She was even asked about reconciliation, and she skirted the question ... saying "I just take it a day at a time ... We're still living together under the same roof and I'm proud of the way that we are navigating through this."

As we've been reporting, Mauricio's been super tight with his "DWTS" dance partner, Emma Slater, and even after getting booted from the show, they were seen out together Saturday night, walking into an L.A. nightclub arm in arm.

As for Kyle, she's been super close with country star Morgan Wade for months, although they have not publicly defined their relationship other than to say they're close friends and collaborators on a documentary.

We covered it all on the latest episode of The TMZ Podcast, available on all podcast platforms.

Mauricio Umansky & Emma Slater Hanging Out AGAIN In L.A. Kyle Richards Is MIA

Mauricio Umansky and Emma Slater were seen hanging out AGAIN ... this time the duo showed up at a club in Los Angeles.

The dance partners on "Dancing With the Stars" were driven in a Porsche by a female companion to a parking lot, where they got out and walked toward the Line Hotel in Koreatown Friday night.


Check out these photos, obtained by TMZ ... Maurico and Emma are strolling arm in arm together, along with the third party.

Eyewitnesses tell us ... Mauricio placed his hand on Emma's back at one point, but it's hard to tell from our images if he's actually touching her.

We're told Mauricio and Emma were very chummy, smiling and chatting, yet there was no kissing or hand-holding.

Our sources say the trio went through a side entrance at the hotel and disappeared inside the club.

Mauricio and Emma have done this dance before. As we reported ... the 'DWTS' pair was pictured holding hands while leaving a restaurant in Bev Hills in late October.


Maurico's wife, Kyle Richards, was none too happy, intentionally removing an Instagram photo, showing her support for Mauricio and Emma on 'DWTS.'

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Mauricio tried to clarify the situation, saying he was holding hands with Emma because he was overcome with emotion, while discussing fond memories of his marriage to Kyle.

Our sources say the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star didn't buy Mauricio's story and found his actions "super disrespectful" -- despite the couple being separated and Kyle talking about divorce during a recent interview at BravoCon.


Complicating matters even more is Kyle's rumored relationship with singer Morgan Wade. The two have been spotted everywhere together, but they have not confirmed or denied any romance.

Mauricio Umansky Speaks Out With 'DWTS' Partner Emma Slater ... Hand-Holding Doesn't Mean We're Dating!

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Mauricio Umansky and his "Dancing with the Stars" dance partner Emma Slater are lookin' to clear the air about the pic of them holding hands ... claiming folks are blowing it out way of proportion.

The 2 talked about the viral photo on social media Thursday, taking a break from dance rehearsals to comment ... saying they grabbed some sushi after rehearsal -- following an "emotional week" -- and they were chatting outside after when he grabbed Emma's hand.

He says from there, they headed to the car -- as we reported, their hands were still locked -- but that's about it.

Emma even joked about how some think the brief interaction means they're full-on dating.

Remember, sources with direct knowledge told us much of what MU and ES are tellin' their followers ... but it was a story Kyle Richards certainly wasn't buying.


We were told the pictures of Mauricio and Emma were really disrespectful to the 'Real Housewives' star ... and she gave her reasons for not believing their backstory on Wednesday's "Watch What Happens Live."

We covered the drama on the latest episode of The TMZ Podcast, available on all podcast platforms.


Mauricio Umansky Habla junto a su compañera de "DWTS" Emma Slater... Sobre su foto de la mano

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Mauricio Umansky y su pareja de baile de "Dancing with the Stars", Emma Slater, están buscando aclarar las cosas sobre la foto en la que aparecen tomados de la mano, alegando que la gente está suponiendo de forma desproporcionada.

Los dos hablaron de la imagen que se hizo viral en las redes sociales el jueves durante un descanso de los ensayos. Comentaron que ese día fueron a comer sushi porque había sido una "semana emocional" y que después se quedaron conversando afuera cuando él agarró la mano de Emma.

Él dice que a partir de ahí se dirigieron al carro, y como informamos, sus manos todavía estaban entrelazadas.

Emma incluso bromeó acerca de cómo algunos piensan que la breve interacción significa que están saliendo completamente.

Recuerden, fuentes con conocimiento directo nos dijeron más o menos lo que Mauricio y Emma están contando a sus seguidores, pero es una historia que Kyle Richards ciertamente no se cree.

"Fue difícil de ver"

Nos dijeron que las fotos de Mauricio y Emma fueron consideradas una falta de respeto a la estrella de 'Real Housewives' y ella dio sus razones para no creer su versión de las cosas el miércoles en "Watch What Happens Live".

Cubrimos el drama en el último episodio de The TMZ Podcast, disponible en todas las plataformas de podcast.

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