It all kicked off when Derek, 34, took to Instagram on Sunday, December 8, to share a throwback photo with three of his sisters — Marabeth, Sharee and Katherine. “Boss man since 1985,” the dancer said, adding, “#whickerthrone #sundayphotoalbum #ruleinpajamas 80’s glow filter up to 100.” But there’s no way that the former America’s Got Talent judge, 31, wasn’t going to chime in.
“That’s cause I wasn’t born yet,” Julianne joked in the comments section. To which Derek replied, “You were in the picture. You just didn’t make the cut.” Ouch! People were loving the post, as they rushed to respond.
“This family was born gorgeous, talented, kind, and full of love!!” one person said. Another added, “I can see who’s who still in this photo but you’re all just grown up now. Julianne needs to be photo shopped in.” It is no surprise to see Derek and Julianne having such playful banter, especially since the duo is quite close.
“We moved to England at a young age, she was 10, I was 13, and so we basically had to look out for each other,” the World of Dance judge exclusively told Closer Weekly of his bond with his little sister. “We were like a team growing up, more mature then than we probably are now. Now we are more like siblings, more like kids where we tease each other. She lived with me while her house was being done, I lived with her while my house was being done, so we are like — yeah, it’s funny, we are just best friends. It’s great.”
The famous siblings may be all over the small screen, but they very down to earth. “We just share and talk. We are very like-minded, we have very similar vocabulary as far as what we want to achieve in this life and how we want to serve in this life and how we want to make an impact — we are just like-minded in that way,” Derek said.
“It’s easy to sort of talk and also to check each other, and to see where we are in our life and make sure that we are in the right emotional or mental state of mind, and be there for one another — so it’s a good little partnership,” he added.
It is always great seeing the bond between these two!