Derek Hough and Amy Purdy Spend Time With Oprah Winfrey in California (+Pictures)

November 6, 2014 Updated: November 6, 2014

Derek Hough and former Dancing With the Stars partner Amy Purdy flew to have lunch with Oprah Winfrey this week.

Oprah promised them last season, when they were a team, that she would dine with them, Derek Hough said prior to the lunch, adding that it “should be fun.”

So they flew on a helicopter to Santa Barbara, California.

Both Amy and Derek posted pictures from the helicopter.

Pictures posted from the lunch appear to show them eating some type of crepe.

“Thank you @oprah for opening your beautiful home to @derekhough and I. I couldn’t be more grateful for this experience,” Amy said, posting one of the pictures.

“It’s amazing what happens when you live an inspired life. It’s contagious and you attract others who live inspired as well. Life is amazing! So grateful to have you both in my life! #liveinspired.”


Chillin in the chopper !

A photo posted by Derek Hough (@derekhough) on

“Feeling so blessed to spend time today with two inspiring and beautiful humans,” she added later.

Derek posted a picture with the caption, “Amazing time today with two very inspiring women . Such a personal and special day discussing life and philosophies. Thank you for inviting us into your home Opes! 😉 Until next time.”

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In another picture, he said that he was with “such beautiful souls.”

Oprah also posted a picture. “Guess who came to lunch? @AmyPurdyGirl and @derekhough loved spending time with you guys! Come back again in your helicopter,” she said.


@AmyPurdyGirl and@derekhough flying home after lunch. Thanks for dropping in!

A photo posted by Oprah (@oprah) on

Hough, a professional dancer, and Purdy, a Paralympic snowboarder and actress, were runners-up in season 18.

They lost to Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis.

Maksim’s brother Val and his partner Janel Parrish are one of the six teams left in season 19, along with Derek and his current partner Bethany Mota.


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