…and the performer, who introduced the planet to girlfriend Kylie Prew in 2021, will be the 1st-ever contestant to have a same-intercourse dance companion on the present.
“When I received the e-mail to be on Dancing With the Stars, I didn’t even examine the entire electronic mail, I just replied certainly,” JoJo mentioned on E!’s Daily Pop. “And then when I browse it, they asked me, they explained, ‘We want to give JoJo the likelihood if she wants to do, to dance with a female as a substitute of a male. But if she wants to dance with a male and retain it common, we want her to be as comfortable and have the most effective experience ever,’ and instantly I was like, that is so groundbreaking, history, it truly is never ever been accomplished ahead of and it necessary to be carried out.”
In 2010, the Israeli variation of Dancing With the Stars was the initial adaptation in the BBC-owned franchise to characteristic a exact-intercourse pair, a pair of ladies. Producers on the ABC collection experienced contemplated getting a exact same-sexual intercourse pair on the demonstrate in the U.S. but the plan by no means came to fruition…until finally now.
JoJo informed E! that her girlfriend joked she should not get also close to the pro dancer paired with her and dropped a hint about the id of her ballroom spouse. “Just before I went to the to start with rehearsal, Ky tells me, ‘Tell her, notify Jenna she needs to go away home for Jesus.'”