The full list of celebrities returning next week to perform are Apolo Ohno, Kelly Monaco, Emmitt Smith, Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, actors Gilles Marini and Kirstie Alley and TV personality Melissa Rycroft.
We didn't even realize that people would think that about us until they started asking us.Because you get so close to someone, you get so comfortable, that you don't even see it." But the dead giveaway may have been the moment when Bryan called Ballas "Baby" on the air when they said their thank-yous on the dance floor in front of millions. made us instantly want to quit fourth grade, create a band with our closest girl friends, and obviously, wear cheetah print everything. After it was all over, we forgot the girls that were once our idols, but I don’t think the curiosity ever died. Raven-Symone star has been popping up in the news lately for her talks with Oprah.She told the talk show host that she doesn’t want to be labeled as African-American and that she used to tan multiple times a week while she was on .According to Ballas, says Bryan, the bigger problem is that "the female stars have a hard time competing with the professional women." But Bryan and Ballas consistently wowed the crowd. And one of my biggest fears was stepping away from them and not having someone around me that I felt was my true family. And the fact that Mark and I were able to get so close so quickly was so awesome. It made me able to trust him in ways that would've stopped or held back my performances had I not trusted him." And although Byran acknowledges that people started talking about them as a couple weeks ago, she says they haven't gone down that road – until now.
"We've been so focused on the competition," says Bryan.
There is word on the Internet that there may be protest signs in the audience on Monday night.
"For the producers and the talent to come up to us after the show was amazing, because they were so upset. And when I saw her at The View a few days later, she was still emotional about it." For her part, Bryan has been remarkably self-possessed and gracious about leaving the show.
But her true feelings came out two days later when she danced with Ballas again on The View.
"That was the first time I actually showed a little more of a vulnerable side and cried because Mark and I did our Cha Cha again (their dance from the first week of competition) and we wanted to do it the same way that we did in the beginning," says Bryan. It was so disappointing." And now that she's home, there is a huge void.
"And when it ended, it was so heartbreaking because we knew we weren't going to get a chance to really show America what we wanted to do in the competition. All of these celebrities, who've been practicing so hard, run on fumes for the first days and weeks after the show. "It's so weird not to be rehearsing right now," she says.