In a podcast episode, a Dancing With the Stars alum revealed that he remained very close friends with Kym Johnson Herjavec after his stint on the show — so much so that he was in her marriage to Robert Herjavec and is godfather to her twins .
Here’s what TV personality and ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ star Carson Kressley said about his friendship with Kym and Robert and what he thought of his time on Dancing With the Stars.
Carson called ‘Dancing With the Stars’ a ‘magical place’
Carson took part in the 13th season of “Dancing With the Stars” and placed eighth with his partner Anna Trebunskaya. In an episode of “Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef”, The TV presenter said he knew he wasn’t that strong of a dancer so he was there to have a good time – and he’d made so many good friends on the show.
“I loved the people who worked on the show. I loved the other celebs. That part became very, very fun for me. It’s one of my favorite TV memories,” Carson said, adding, “I’m friends with a lot of these people. Kym Herjavec, I was at your wedding. I am the godfather of her twins. So I have lifelong friends.”
He also reminded fans that Kym met her husband, Robert Herjavec, on the show when they worked together on Season 20 in the spring of 2015 — “It’s a pretty magical place,” Carson said, joking that he’s now ” in “be” on “Shark Tank” to introduce Robert and the other sharks to his boot, which “feels like a sneaker”. The three recently reunited in New York City to see a screening of The Music Man starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster.
Kym and Robert were married in 2016 and she retired from Dancing With the Stars, only appearing in one season after meeting and marrying Robert. In 2017, Kym and Robert welcomed their twins, a daughter named Haven and a son named Hudson.
“Welcome to the world Hudson Robert Herjavec & Haven Mae Herjavec – it’s great out here!” Robert wrote on Twitter announcing their birth. “May you always experience love, peace and grace in your life. May your dreams have no limits and may your spirit be strong.”
Carson also thanked Dancing With the Stars for launching another area of his career
Although “Dancing With the Stars” is one of his favorite TV memories, Carson said it was definitely hard the way it looks on TV.
“It was really hard when I did it. And everyone who does ‘Dancing with the Stars’ — it looks difficult on screen and they show you practice all week and screw up and nerves,” Carson said, adding, “And when I did, think I, there it was, I think they had about 19 million viewers and like you’re on stage and you’re like a spotlight on you and the guy says, ‘Next up is Carson Kressley and his partner Anna Trebunskaya dancing the Cha Cha Cha’ and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, what am I doing?!’”
But he said he accepted the fact that he wasn’t that good of a dancer and just went with camp.
“I wasn’t very good. I’m not a talented dancer. I’m not good at likes, I’m not good at math and there’s actually math and dancing. It’s like 1, 2, 3. I was like wait, here are numbers!? No.” Carson said with a laugh. “The choreography was difficult for me—but I loved the costumes…to me it was like, ‘I’m so awful, I’m just going to have cute costumes and have a great time.’ And I did very tacky stuff that I loved, tacky outfits and storylines, and it was very creative I thought.”
He’s also very appreciative of the other work that has come out of Dancing With the Stars, calling it a “cottage industry” for him, meaning he’s continued to work internally for the show.
“It was DIY for me because I was hosting the live at the time [‘Dancing With the Stars’] Show in Vegas for a bit. They’ve done a few cruises. I’ve been to Alaska about 50 times. Thank you, ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ But it really was a 100 percent positive experience, even though it was so hard,” said Carson.
Dancing With the Stars returns for Season 31 on Disney Plus in Fall 2022.
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