Kate Gosselin’s Dancing With the Stars partner, Tony Dovolani, took some time to talk to TV Guide about working with Kate and the many misconceptions about their relationship.
TV Guide asked him about his comment that he had to motivate Kate every day and said it was exhausting. Tony clarifies that:
It’s because of everything she has to read about herself every single day. Dancing was supposed to be a positive experience for her, and it seems like everybody put a bull’s-eye on her and started shooting. That demoralizes everybody no matter who you are. How am I supposed to motivate her when she looks at me and goes, “Every media outlet hates me.” I have to give her props. She’s an incredible mom and she’s an example for single moms out there. She handles herself to the best of her ability because she’s constantly under fire by everybody
The truth be told, the hardest part of teaching her was keeping her motivated because of all these things that everyone was saying about her. She was demoralized. Every 15 minutes, somebody would send her a new article that was written about her in a bad way. You have no choice but to read it because you want to know what is being said about you so you can protect yourself when questions come up in interviews.
Tony shared that they are planning a play date with his daughter and Kate’s children and the two keep in touch almost every day. He also said he is looking forward to dancing with her at the show’s finale.
It’ll just be fun to have her around again because she was a lot of fun to be around. I just want to see her smile because when she smiles, she lights up a room.
Sounds to me like these two got along very well, despite the reports we kept reading in the press. Do you feel bad for Kate that there was so much negative stuff being said about her?
Kate was snapped today running errands near her home in Pennsylvania.
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