The new season of “Dancing with the stars‘ missing some fan-favorite pros, including Sharna Burgess and Lindsay Arnold. The two mothers chose to sit out the season for personal reasons as they both wanted to spend time at home with their families rather than compete.
Arnold competed with “Bachelor” star Matt James in season 30. The two finished in 12th place. August 31, 2022 Arnold shared a candid Instagram caption on her decision to stay in Utah with her husband and their 1-year-old daughter, Sage.
“I wanted to let you all know that I have made the decision not to be on Dancing With the Stars this season. This was one of the hardest decisions, but ultimately I chose what I think is best for me and my family. DWTS has been a part of my life for over 10 years now and when I say I love the show with all my heart I mean it!! This show changed my life forever and will always mean the world to me,” Arnold wrote.
On September 17, 2022, longtime DWTS judge Carrie Ann Inaba commented on Arnold’s decision to retire from the show.
Here’s what you need to know:
Inaba hopes Arnold will return to the show “in the future.”
Though Arnold didn’t say whether or not she intends to compete on DWTS in future seasons, Inaba said she’d love to see Arnold try another mirrorball at some point — “because she’s amazing.”
In a Q&A shared on her Instagram Stories, Inaba was asked, “Do you miss not having Lindsay Arnold back on DWTS?”
“Oh yes. I was sad when Lindsay wasn’t announced in the cast this year, and I think she’s made the decision to be with her family this season, and you know, once a Dancing With the Stars family, always Family,” Inaba replied.
“I hope she will return in the future because she is amazing. We love you Lindsay,” she added.
Arnold may not be done with DWTS yet
Though Arnold has competed on multiple seasons of “Dancing With the Stars” over the years, things have become increasingly difficult for her and her family, especially after she and husband Sam Cusick had a baby.
“You all know that family is the most important thing to me and doing the best for my daughter will always be at the top of my list! As many of you know my family and I live in UT and in order to do DWTS I have to move to LA with my daughter Sage and leave behind my husband Sam who works full time here in Utah. Logistically there is so much involved in making this happen and a lot of sacrifices that unfortunately just didn’t feel right for us this time around,” Arnold wrote on Instagram.
She told her fans that she and Cusick “exhausted every option” but ultimately decided it wasn’t going to work. And while Arnold’s statement had a certain finality, she made it clear that she’s not completely closing the door on the show.
It “doesn’t mean this is the end for me and DWTS,” she wrote.
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