Julianne & Derek Hough Instagram Tributes To Departed Grandfather


Famous siblings Derek and Julianne Hough are in mourning after the death of their beloved grandfather, Bobby Hough, affectionately referred to as Grandpa Hough. Both brother and sister posted moving tributes to the 89-year-old on Instagram.

Julianne Hough's beautiful photo shows she and her grandfather grinning at each other while holding hands in an apparently empty Dodger Stadium.

"You exuded love and light!!" the actress wrote, which is evident in the glorious smile plastered on the older gentleman's face. "Your soft wrinkled skin when you kissed and hugged me is the warmest and safest place I know."

Derek Hough, who's also an actor, shared similar sentiments about his grandfather with his 1.6 million Instagram followers.

"He was greatly admired and respected. Not just for what he did for the community, but for the person he was," Hough wrote. "He has built a beautiful legacy that will live on forever and I am beyond grateful and proud to be his grandson."

The close-knit duo both reminisced on all of the neat things the "foundation of their family" taught them to do, like fish off the dock, shoot hook shots in games of basketball, and even play ping-pong — though he always beat them in that game.

They also spoke fondly of a lake house that he took a "leap of faith" in purchasing. It became a safe haven for the family to build memories together.

"It brought our families together, and reminds us what is truly important. Family," Derek wrote.

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