The poor guy has been linked with just about everyone he ever danced with on DWTS.Except for devout Christian and Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson who is apparently so beyond being linked with Hough that when you Google "Derek Hough Dating Shawn Johnson" it corrects it to "Derek Hough dancing Shawn Johnson" But Johnson aside, Hough has been linked with 10 ladies since 2000. The elder Hough has been linked to a lot of ladies in his time, probably why poor Reed is being labeled as just a "new hookup" in Us Weekly's words. His history will say yes, but only if you believe that being photographed together constitutes a relationship.
Once people knew he was capable of dating someone and lying about it, it was easy to assume he'd doing the same with all his dancing partners. He's still friends with Elizabeth and the pair caught up over dinner in 2012.
Rumors circulated that the pair were dating behind the scenes of DWTS season 10, but things really picked up when they were spotted in a car together in June 2012.
But after eight years together he reportedly broke up with her to start dating his DWTS season six partner Shannon Elizabeth.
It's likely Elizabeth's fault that he would be linked with nearly every partner after her.
(Like I said, photo together = dating in tabloid world).