Pop star and television personality JoJo Siwa and girlfriend Kylie Prew are putting their romance in the spotlight.
The two love birds stepped out on the red carpet for the premiere of Siwa’s new film, “The J Team” in Pasadena, California on Friday marking the first time the couple has made am official public appearance together.
The former “Dance Moms” star made headlines earlier this year when she came out as a member of the LGBTQ community first by posting a TikTok video of herself dancing to Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," which caused some speculation. A few days later, she seemingly confirmed that news when she shared a gift her cousin gave her, a t-shirt that read, "Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever."
Dancing With the Stars pro Cheryl Burke exclusively revealed during E! News' Daily Pop on Sept. 8 that contestants with a background in dancing may actually be at a disadvantage for season 30.
"I prefer almost the athletes because when you have dance experience and it's not ballroom dance, it's like you have to un-train your brain and it's a lot harder to develop new habits when you've been doing something for so long," Cheryl admitted. "With AJ [McLean] last season, that was our challenge as a couple was to get rid of those hip hop postures. You should never watch me dance hip hop because it's very proper hip hop. It's nice to have somebody in a way that has no experience so they have no bad habits."
So, what does that mean for Dance Moms star JoJo Siwa, who is making history as the first same-sex couple dance team?
"Well, she's a dancer," Cheryl continued. "I actually took Abby Lee Miller's place a few seasons ago. She wasn't a part of that season but she did come and she made a special appearance. She's an amazing dancer, but again, she's not ballroom. I think the judges are going to judge all the dancers who are on this season a lot harder than normal."
While Cheryl stayed mum about who her own partner is—she did seem to rule out former Bachelor Matt James, though—Cheryl did admit that she just met her male co-dancer yesterday and they had their first rehearsal.
The two-time Mirror Ball winner joked that her actor husband Matthew Lawrence doesn't mind whom Cheryl is shimmying alongside on DWTS. "As long as I don't get jealous of him having fake sex scenes, right?" she teased. "It's just for that moment."
Watch the full interview above to hear why Cheryl has babies on the brain, and whether or not she'd ever let her daughter follow in her ballroom dancing footsteps.
Dancing With the Stars returns Thursday, Sept. 30 on ABC.
In a video package before their first dance, the Dance Moms alum was seen having a joyous reaction when she opened the studio door and saw Johnson was her partner. "This is a whole new ball game for me. I've never done anything ballroom before," Siwa told the cameras. "It's a learning experience that I'm more than ready for."
Though Johnson had a small slip during their performance, she and Siwa continued on and even earned the highest score of the night.
In August, Siwa was the first of two contestants to be announced along with Olympic gymnast Suni Lee, and made history as the first female celebrity paired with a female pro dancer.
Speaking about the history-making pairing, Siwa said before her dance: "For the first time in Dancing with the Stars history, I am dancing with another female, and I'm really, really proud. I came out in early 2021 and what I love to do is make truly being who you are easier for kids."
Media Personality Noah Wilson shares the new contestants of Dancing with the Stars as they discuss their excitement about joining season 30 of the competition series. Interviews include Tyra Banks, Derek Hough, JoJo Siwa, Olivia Jade, Jimmie Allen, Melanie C, Christine Chiu, Brian Austin Green, Melora Hardin, Matt James, Martin Kove, Amanda Kloots, Michael “The Miz” Mizanin, Suni Lee, Kenya Moore and Iman Shumpert.
“Dancing with the Stars” returns for another star-studded season with a new, notable and energetic cast of 15 celebrities who are ready to bring their sparkle and shimmy to the ballroom. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPT. 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Watch episodes on demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres. #DancingWithTheStars #DWTS #MeetTheCast #BehindTheScenes #ABC #Season30
“Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough. Hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks, the series returns to the ballroom with an all-new lineup of celebrities.
Throughout the first evening, the celebrity and pro duos will perform the time-honored dances that include the Quickstep, Paso Doble, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Jive, Salsa or Tango.