PLUS: Derek Hough opens up about his first impression of Julianne’s fiancé Brooks Laich

By Char Adams
December 14, 2016 06:24 AM

Brooks Laich is ready to lace up his dancing shoes!

Julianne Hough says her hockey hunk fiancè is hoping to show off his dancing skills at the couple’s wedding.

“It’s so funny because he really wants to do a first dance. And that’s more on him. Like, he wants to do it,” Julianne, 28, tells PEOPLE Now of Laich. “I was like, ‘Of course I’ll help you and teach you and we can do some stuff. But why don’t you ask, like, Derek [Hough]. I mean, he’s a dancer. He’ll help you.’ “

The suggestion didn’t sit well with 33-year-old Laich, the Dancing with the Stars alum says.

“He was like, ‘Why would I want Derek to teach me versus my fiancèe who’s my best friend,’ ” she says.

Derek adds that one downside to his sister and Laich dancing together would be the pair potentially butting heads — and Julianne agrees.

She recalls a time early in the couple’s relationship, when she and the Washington Capitals player tried out a “learn-to-country-dance DVD set” that wanna-be dancer Laich had purchased before they met.

“I was trying to teach him the moves that they were doing and I did it differently and he’s like, ‘Well, I don’t think they did it like that,’ ” Julianne says. “I was like, ‘Oh, but come on! I’m better than them. Come on, yo!’ “

She adds: “So, that’s why … Derek should probably teach him.”

Julianne and Laich dated for a year and a half before he popped the question in August 2015. However, the 28-year-old has said she and Laich are in no rush to get to the altar.

“We started [wedding planning] and were like, ‘You know what? Let’s just chill and enjoy the engagement process and the fun of it,’ ” Julianne revealed in June. “So we haven’t really got into it really. We’re kind of terrible.”

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