‘Dancing With The Stars’: Ally Brooke Looks Back On Her Difficult Time On The Show
Ally, for her part, was paired up with Sasha Farber in what turned out to be a memorable season of the show. During the course of the season, Ally and her partner ended up in the bottom alongside James Van Der Beek. While the latter would be sent home, leaving Ally to stay in the competition, it did end on a sour note but through no fault of anyone.
James’ elimination came at the worst possible time. Just prior to his elimination, he had revealed that his wife Kimberly Van Der Beek had suffered a tragic miscarriage. So when he was forced off the show, he had to return home in the most difficult of circumstances. In an appearance on her show entitled, The Ally Brooke Show, Ally opened up on how it was the most difficult experience she had been through.
She said: “It was one of the worst moments for me. I felt that I had excelled so much, and it was a personal journey. It was horrible. Him having the strength to still go on the show and perform and dance. To me, it just did not make sense.” Naturally, the public reaction was not very sympathetic to this.
Ally expressed how she wanted to walk away from the show because of the perception that she was somehow responsible for James’ exit. A certain subset of fans began to call for her exit, and by the sounds of it, she almost had enough.
She added: “I just remember after the show I wanted to quit. I was done…You don’t understand how much that can destroy someone. That destroyed me.” Just when it seemed that Ally was ready to call time on everything, she revealed how a heart to heart with James stopped all that.
The latter wanted Ally to continue performing and show everyone why she deserved to be there. She continued: “We had a beautiful one-on-one moment in the trailer, and he was James. Such a beautiful soul. He’s like, ‘Girl, you shine and go enjoy this and go shine.”
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