Derek was recently spotted with ex Cheryl Cole at a Coldplay concert and, this week, his DWTS Season 6 partner/ex-girlfriend Shannon Elizabeth told Access Hollywood she and Derek still keep in touch. “We just went to dinner — he’s amazing,” Shannon said. “We just had dinner together and caught up. We’re friends.”
Shannon and Derek started dating while competing in 2008, then announced their breakup via tweets in 2009. Shannon told Access that, given some space and time, ex-couples can usually reunite as friends. She added, “We’re both single, but...” so it doesn’t sound like they are on a path to moving back in together — which may be good news for Kristin Chenoweth since Ryan Seacrest is trying to pair her up with Derek. The man just isn’t allowed to stay single!