Julianne Hough’s biggest fan was watching her slay during ‘Grease: Live’ on Jan. 31. Her brother, Derek Hough, was ‘straight up emotional’ while gushing over his sister’s performance as Sandy. Click to watch the touching video!
Three cheers for Julianne Hough, 27! She totally nailed it as Sandy in Grease: Live, especially in the eyes of her brother, Derek Hough, 30. Derek was hopelessly devoted to his sister, rooting on Julianne throughout her big night!
“I’m straight up emotional right now,” Derek said in the Instagram video he uploaded during the Jan. 31 show. Derek started clapping for his sister, while shouting how he thought she was “beautiful” and how he was “so proud” he felt. “I’m so freaking emotional right now,” Derek captioned the video, while adding he was an “#emotional #proudbigbrother.”
How sweet! It’s so nice to see Derek enthusiastically support his sister’s big night. Though, Derek’s excitement about his sister has actually gotten him in trouble in the past. While gushing about Julianne’s engagement to hockey player Brooks Laich, 32, Derek might accidentally have let some secret details slip. Whoops!
Julianne definitely felt the support from her family, but Derek wasn’t the only one cheering on his sister. The original Sandy from Grease, Olivia Newton-John, 67, made sure to send Julianne a message of “love and light” ahead of the show. That must have taken some pressure off of Julianne to try to measure up to Olivia’s version of Sandy, because she went out and owned the role! Click to see all the performances here.
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If people didn’t know who Julianne was before, they’ll certainly know who this dancer-turned-singer is now. Along with her stellar performance during Grease: Live, Julianne gives an amazing rendition of “Hopelessly Devoted” on the Grease: Live soundtrack.
While Derek was applauding his sister, Austin Butler, 24, was raving over his girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens, 27. Austin said he was “in tears” over her “brilliant” version of “Worst Things,” and that he kept on feeling “chills” over Vanessa’s role as Rizzo. Austin has been the best boyfriend ever, doing what he can to support Vanessa through the tragedy of losing her father to cancer right before the show.
Did you love Julianne in Grease: Live as much as Derek did, HollywoodLifers? What was your favorite moment?