Derek Hough is 'happier than ever' with Cheryl Cole
The Dancing With The Stars charmer enjoyed a New Year break with The X Factor judge and can't wait for Cheryl to join him at their £400,000 Hollywood love nest.
'Derek has been like a lovesick puppy since arriving back in LA,' says a source.
'He's been talking non-stop about their South African holiday and says she's "the one".
'He is convinced they are soulmates and said this holiday made him realise more than ever how well suited they are.
'He said they'd sit up for hours, chatting until 2 or 3am.
'They spoke a lot about the future and what they both want.'
Cheryl, 27, is expected to be on the judges' panel when The US X Factor begins filming in
May. And Mormon Derek, 25, will be there to support her every step of the way.
'He said he feels happier than he ever has in his life, which is a big deal for Derek as he had a pretty tough time growing up,' the insider tells The Sun.
'He's spending the next few weeks putting the final touches to the Hollywood apartment.
'She's told him what she wants to put her stamp on it and he's obeying her orders.'