'DWTS' Derek Hough & Mark Ballas Living Together So They Must Be Gay​

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Mark Ballas & Derek HoughIt may not be the most conventional of living arrangements, but Dancing With the Stars pros Derek Hough and Mark Ballas just bought a $1.25 million house together in the Hollywood Hills.

And you know what happened as a result, right? Duh. People automatically jumped to the conclusion that Derek and Mark are gay and dating each other -- which is the only feasible reason they'd choose to go in on a property together.

Ok, so I get that it's a little bit odd for two dudes who are in their late 20s to enter into such a permanent living situation if there is nothing romantic going on between them -- but still. Should we really automatically assume they're in some sort of relationship?

I'm not so sure. Actually, the idea of them buying a home together makes total sense.

First of all, at least when DWTS is filming, Derek and Mark are rarely home. They're in the studio for like 10 hours a day rehearsing, and then there are the set rehearsals and of course the live shows. It seems kind of dumb for either of them to shell out a ton of cash for a place they barely live in, so they might as well share, right?

And another thing -- since they are both still (fairly) young and single, there's no reason either of them should have to carry the financial burden of a mortgage on their own. At least this way, they've made a good investment that's still manageable, given their current lifestyle.

Of course, if either one of them does wind up in a serious relationship in the next year or so, things could get pretty interesting and potentially complicated too. What if one of them wants to sell and the other doesn't? Or what if one of them has a girlfriend move in -- and then they're all shacking up in there like Three's Company? (Even though that was two chicks and one dude.)

Hopefully Derek and Mark have at least thought this decision through. It would be a real shame if living together winds up driving a wedge between them.

Would you ever buy a home with a friend?


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nonmember avatar brenda

This the most idiotic thing I have heard. They have both had mutiple girl friendd..this statement is just plain dumb.

nonmember avatar Sable Senegal

Laughing my butt off at this hilarious conclusion about these two knuckleheads being gay.they are best friends who grew up together like brothers! Derek and Mark really should be furious from stupid assumptions like this junk!

Betty Anne Thomas

And if they were gay - so what. They are remarkable, talented young men.


nonmember avatar Reader

It's real estate investment/development. They've said repeatedly they're going to rebuild/renovate then flip it.

Michelle Davison

I have friends that have done it and it's nothing different than when guys share a rental together.  However, they have an investment.  Also, they are on the run a lot.  Derek is in NYC a lot and Mark is out all over the country and globe, it's not like they are living there together full time.  I think it's more of a crash pad for when they are in LA and doing DWTS and other LA work.  Plus, when they sell, they'll get something out of it rather than lost money that guys get from renting.  Makes sense.

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