Footage aired last Monday from the previous week also appeared to show tension between Henner and her partner.
But Hough told FOX411 there were no problems and he was merely reassuring Henner about their preparation.
"They will remain close friends." Hudson and Bellamy have a son together.
On the night Marilu Henner was eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars," her pro dancer Derek Hough revealed she was full of surprises behind the scenes. Hough, 31, told reporters backstage that he learned many things from the veteran star, 64, including the meaning of the word physiognomy and "how to get rid of a bruise by rubbing it out with a pencil eraser.
As they filmed next to Los Angeles' famed Griffith Park Observatory, the pair made no secret of their love for one another with Hayley cuddling a shirtless Derek as they chatted to fellow dancer Keo Motsepe.
During week seven, Henner fell while performing in a group dance.
On Monday, the two received a healthy 36 out of 40 for their "Jersey Boys" themed samba on Broadway night and also 36 for their team-up challenge with Terra Jole and partner Sasha Farber.
Derek Hough isn't ready to admit he's banging Kate Hudson -- but he's definitely not denying it either.
And last Monday, on Halloween week eight, she and Hough scored only 23 for their tango, and were beaten in the "dance off" by Ryan Lochte and partner Cheryl Burke.
However, Lochte was the one sent packing that time.