…and the performer, who launched the world to girlfriend Kylie Prew in 2021, would be the first-ever contestant to have a same-sex dance companion on the present.
“After I acquired the e-mail to be on Dancing With the Stars, I did not even learn the entire e mail, I simply replied sure,” JoJo said on E!’s Daily Pop. “After which after I learn it, they requested me, they mentioned, ‘We need to give JoJo the possibility if she desires to do, to bop with a feminine as an alternative of a male. But when she desires to bop with a male and preserve it conventional, we wish her to be as snug and have the very best expertise ever,’ and instantly I used to be like, that’s so groundbreaking, historical past, it is by no means been performed earlier than and it wanted to be performed.”
In 2010, the Israeli model of Dancing With the Stars was the primary adaptation within the BBC-owned franchise to function a same-sex couple, a pair of girls. Producers on the ABC series had contemplated having a same-sex couple on the present within the U.S. however the thought by no means got here to fruition…till now.
JoJo advised E! that her girlfriend joked she should not get too near the professional dancer paired together with her and dropped a touch concerning the identification of her ballroom companion. “Earlier than I went to the primary rehearsal, Ky tells me, ‘Inform her, inform Jenna she wants to depart room for Jesus.'”