Derek Hough Expresses His Excitement Over Julianne’s Engagement to Brooks Laich

Julianne Hough might be the one happily getting married to Brooks Laich, but her brother Derek is perhaps just as excited about what it means for him.

“I can’t wait. He’s a great guy, he’s a great dude,” Hough told Us during Just Jared’s Way Too Wonderland party. “I’m excited to have a new brother, man. I’m excited!”

He added that his sis and Laich are so close, and Laich is such a good guy that he doesn’t worry about them:

We’ve been on a tour bus, we were on tour, and she would FaceTime him every day after the show. The same time, clockwork, and sometimes they just talk about the most random things and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, I gotta leave.’

It’s funny because he’s the kind of guy where you don’t even have to have that kind of conversation. He would never wrong her in that way ever.

Derek’s even looking forward to the day he becomes an uncle. He commented, “Oh my gosh. She’ll be amazing. She’ll be amazing whenever that day comes.”

The dancer-turned-actress got engaged to Laich, an NFL hockey player for the Washington Capitals, on Augut 18, 2015.

Yesterday, she took to her blog to share photos of her gorgeous ring, which is estimated to be seven carats, after showing it off during girls’ night at the Taylor Swift concert.

Additionally, a jeweler estimated the oval cut diamond ring cost a jaw dropping $350,000, according to E! news.

Derek, meanwhile, is preparing for season 21 of Dancing with the Stars, in which he’s returning as a professional dancer (while sis Julianne will be a judge this season).

If his show promo is any indication, Hough will be on fire this season.

DWTS returns September 14 at 8/7 c on ABC.