The talented 27-year-old has been dogged by gay rumors for years, despite having a string of girlfriends, but on a recent visit to Jam, a gay club in his hometown, the National Enquirer exclusively learned that he rebuffed a fan’s attempt to take a picture with him.
Although it’s been reported that he is dating DWTS contestant and opera singer Katherine Jenkins, she was nowhere in sight when Derek showed up at Jam on July 21 a source confided. “I’m a big fan of Derek’s, and I always thought or HOPED he was gay,” Jam regular Ken Lee told The Enquirer.
“Seeing him shimmying with his buddies at the gay club wearing skintight, shiny silver pants just made my mind scream!”
But Ken says when he approached Derek for a photo, the dancer “got all nervous and fidgety and stammered, ‘No, no, no – not here!’”
“I was really careful about approaching him respectfully,” Ken explained. “I went up to Derek and said, ‘excuse me’ and asked very nicely if I could have a photo taken with him.
“Well, he couldn’t have been more rude or a bigger diva!
“I was like, OK, he’s clearly not comfortable about having his picture taken in a gay bar. If you’re not gay, then what’s the problem? Derek’s behavior was very suspect.”
The night before the frisky field trip, he attended a performance by his current rumored love interest, Katherine.
“I’ve been called gay forever because I’m a dancer,” Hough once told a reporter. “I know what I like, and I like women.”
“Derek very well may not be gay,” added Ken. “But he sure was dressed pretty, and he threw an impressive hissy fit when I asked for a photo!”
For more details about Derek’s night out at the gay club pick up the latest issue of The National Enquirer -- on newsstands Thursday.