Some partners were not the best dancers, but they're so incredible Martinez was my biggest surprise. Not many people knew who J. He had obviously the soap opera fan base… but by the end of season, everybody knew who J. That surprised all of us in a good way. Do you stay in touch with any of your celebrity partners? I stay in touch with most of them. Once you go through that experience together, you become family. When it comes to your partners, is it possible for a romance to occur on the dance floor?
You have acting, right? Two actors could be portraying a married couple to audiences in a movie. Two people are creating a story on the dance floor. When that is visible, I think the dancers have executed an incredible job. I had an incredible journey on the show that lasted 11 years. But I had another opportunity where I could perform with my professional partner again.
I felt extremely humble and gracious that I even had such an opportunity. But now I miss the show! Honestly, I just wish I could do it all. Do you see yourself returning? I never say never. I always say to myself [that] if you miss something badly enough, and that stays in your mind, things will turn out the way you manifest them. But I am grateful for all opportunities that come my way. It just never clicked for me… I thought it would be a good opportunity to try therapy in a different way.
I did not anticipate the benefits that I got by sitting down and talking with Dr. It took a show on E! Was there an eye-opening moment for you? I always try to be positive, as much as I can. I mask everything with humor. Time to move on and focus on work. You need to figure out how you even ended up in this situation. Were you too trusting? Were you too naive? Were you too optimistic about the final outcome?
You have to analyze it on a deeper level. What is even happening? It was just interesting to have it on camera. Based on your experience with the show, what does it take for a guy to impress someone like you?
I think a strong woman needs a strong man, and vice versa. You just have to be happy with who that person is And they have to let you be you.
Then you can create a life together, rather than fine tuning each other to become who we want that person to really be. I just thought it was an incredible opportunity.
To be a part of an event that raises money to save animals? In your opinion, is there enough being done for the planet? Dancing is dancing and practice makes perfect.