Derek Hough's Fans Praise His Mom Mariann's Beauty as He Shares New Photo with Her on Her B-Day

Derek Hough shared an adorable picture of him and his mom, Mari Anne Hough, to mark the latter's birthday.

Derek Hough and his mom, Mari Anne Hough, have a sweet mother-son relationship that fans occasionally get a glimpse of.

Professional dancer Derek Hough discusses the new show, 'World of Dance', at Build Studio on June 5, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

Professional dancer Derek Hough discusses the new show, 'World of Dance', at Build Studio on June 5, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

As it turned out, Derek wasn't the only child who followed in the family's footsteps as his sister Julianne has grown her portfolio as a well-known dancer.

The professional ballroom dancer recently shared another insight into their relationship after he uploaded a picture to celebrate his mother's birthday.

The dancer had posted a close-up image of him and his mother in a tight hold as he rocked a black suit and she wore a sleeveless lace dress. Derek's cute picture was accompanied by the caption, which read:

"Happy birthday to this beautiful human being. My mom is such a bright light in this world. Love you momma."

As expected, thousands of Derek's followers trooped into the comment section to praise Mari Anne with one person stating that she was a "charming, beautiful lady."

A fan's comment on Derek Hough's Instagram post | Photo: instagram.com/derekhough

A fan's comment on Derek Hough's Instagram post | Photo: instagram.com/derekhough

Another fan commented that Mari Anne looked like the star's sister, while a third person mentioned that his family had great DNA.

A fan's comment on Derek Hough's Instagram post | Photo: instagram.com/derekhough

A fan's comment on Derek Hough's Instagram post | Photo: instagram.com/derekhough

A
fourth and fifth commenter echoed that Derek's mom was beautiful just as a sixth person exclaimed that he thought she was his sister. 
A fan's comment on Derek Hough's Instagram post | Photo: instagram.com/derekhough

A fan's comment on Derek Hough's Instagram post | Photo: instagram.com/derekhough

The "Dancing with the Stars" competitor's birthday tribute came months after E! Online reported that he and his mother shared a sweet mother-son moment in a video that showed them dancing.

ET Canada reported that the clip showed Mari Anne watching her son at his tour rehearsals for a couple of minutes before the "World of Dance" judge excitedly danced towards her and reached out for her to join him.

The pair seemed content to dance to "Do You Love Me" until the song ended, and Mari Anne can be seen clapping her hands and hugging Derek.

Derek's talent and love for dancing has been in his for as long as he can remember as Heavy shared that all four of his grandparents were dancers.

Derek Hough attends the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 14, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Derek Hough attends the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 14, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Even his parents had a shared love for dancing, and they had met when they both partook in the ballroom dancing team at Ricks College, Idaho.

As it turned out, Derek wasn't the only child who followed in the family's footsteps as his sister Julianne has grown her portfolio as a well-known dancer.

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#Repost @juleshough Grateful is an understatement! @derekhough and I had the most magical experience creating #HolidaysWithTheHoughs, and feel so full of love after seeing all of YOU have as much fun watching it as we did making it! Thank you to @nbc, @ashleyedens, @katyt8, @hayley.erbert, @corinnelson, @dilloncouvillon, @tessandrachavez, @markballas, @bcjean, @jordan_fisher, @ciara, @neyo, @spencerbarnesla, @florido, @stylememaeve, all the dancers, and everyone else not named who helped us in creating this special...and for helping HWTH achieve the network’s highest rated show in our timeslot since September and best total-viewer in our timeslot since March with 4.7 million viewers!!! 🤯 We feel so lucky to be able to celebrate the holidays with all of you ❤️

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Julianne was a "Dancing with the Stars" professional for five seasons, which she won twice.

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