This talented sibling duo reunited on the dance floor to share a powerful message. I was moved to tears when I realized the meaning behind their emotional performance.
Julianne and Derek Hough are no strangers to the Dancing With the Stars stage. Although Derek is no longer a regular cast member, he made a special appearance to help his sister share a convicting message.
And their emotional performance is sure to break your heart in a million pieces.
Derek and Julianne know the devastating results of divorce all too well. At the ages of 9 (Julianne) and 12 (Derek) the siblings couldn’t fully process the emotions that come with a broken family.
The divorce of their parents forced them to pick sides. Julianne went to live with her mother and Derek went to live with his father.
The siblings were separated for a year– rarely seeing each other. Until finally one day, they were reunited at a dance school in London.
From that point on, dance became their vice; their safe-heaven. There was no lack of talent from either of the two. Julianne and Derek eventually landed on the cast of Dancing With the Stars.
This is where they were finally able to express their struggles through the season of their parent’s divorce. For children, it can be so difficult to see the whole picture and understand what life will look like after divorce. It’s so messy and hurtful.
Thankfully, through their faith in God and dance, they have overcome the consequences of their parent’s divorce.
Watch their powerful performance in the video below:
This brother and sister duo are dynamite! Their talent has taken them far. It’s refreshing to see these two use their influence for good.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Thank you Julianne and Derek for reminding the world of the devastating results of divorce. In the midst of broken families, may we never forget to remember the children. Please share with every parent you know.