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FAMILY: Daughter Maci Elizabeth Anderson, Brother Jake Anderson (Currently in a coma at Miami Intensive Care)


PERSONALITY: Derek is a responsible, fun, and caring man.




          Derek and his brother Jake grew up in a competitive atmosphere that was fueled by his their father Neil. He and his brother Jake would compete over anything and everything.

          He met Tara Smith when she was going through lifeguard training under him. They began as best friends who would talk about everything. Tara also befriended his brother Jake. They finally gave into their deeper feelings after Jake got severely injured during a hurricane that sent his car crashing into a tree, leaving him in a coma. Dereks obsessive psycho ex-wife Carly secretly had Tara kidnapped. During this time, he thought she was dead. One night he slept with Carly and she became pregnant. Tara was eventually rescued and she was devastated to learn that Carly was pregnant. Carly eventually gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Maci. Tara eventually figured out that Carly was behind the kidnapping and revealed it all to Derek. Carly went psycho and abducted Tara into a speeding car. Tara tried to take control of the wheel and swerved into a bridge. Carly was thrown out into the cold waters below. Though they never found her body, she was pronounced dead.

          Tara and Derek got back together. Tara vowed to be the mother to Maci that she would never have. Derek eventually proposed and she accepted. As of late, Derek has been thinking about his brother more and more hoping that he will get out of his coma.