Derek Hough joyfully celebrates his wife Hayley Erbert’s recovery during this festive Christmas season. The couple, aged 38 and 29, respectively, extended warm wishes to their followers on Monday through a shared Instagram post. The photo depicted them sharing a kiss in front of a beautifully adorned Christmas tree. This Christmas holds special significance for them as they navigate through Erbert’s recuperation from a craniectomy.
In a joint caption, the couple expressed their holiday greetings, stating, “Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! 🎄 Cherishing the greatest gift of all—the precious gift of life and the love we share. Hold your loved ones close and treasure every moment. ♥️.” Having tied the knot in August in California, this marks their inaugural Christmas together as a married couple, following their engagement in June 2022. The duo, who initially kept their relationship private, made their Instagram debut in 2017 and have since openly shared updates about their romance.
The couple recently faced a health challenge during their Symphony of Dance tour in Washington, D.C., in early December. Erbert was diagnosed with a cranial hematoma, leading to an emergency craniectomy on December 7. Derek Hough expressed gratitude for the successful completion of Erbert’s cranioplasty surgery, acknowledging the exceptional medical team, particularly Dr. Mai, who played a pivotal role in both the surgery and saving her life two weeks prior.
Hough emphasized the significance of this surgery in Erbert’s recovery journey, highlighting the support they’ve received from friends and followers. Prior to the surgery, Hough had informed fans about the necessity of a skull implant for Erbert, clarifying that it would restore her skull to its natural shape and protect her brain from injury.
Throughout the challenging period, Hough has been using social media to provide regular updates on his wife’s condition and express gratitude for the outpouring of support. In a recent post, he acknowledged the strength and comfort derived from the thoughts, prayers, and positive energy shared by their well-wishers. The couple continues to navigate this journey with resilience, love, and appreciation for the support that surrounds them.