“I’m sad,” she admitted. “There were more things we wanted to do. But I’m, honestly, beyond grateful for this. … I want to thank everyone, especially Val.” The former “Saved By the Bell actress added, “I’ve learned so much, obviously dance, but (also) growth as a human being and partnership.”
Partner Chmerkovskiy said he was taking the disappointment in stride and looked forward to knowing when he would be working again since dancing is his life. Actress Berkley, who had 14 points more than the other lowest scoring team featuring comedian Bill Engvall, said she was very grateful for the opportunity to dance with Chmerkovskiy because he proved to inspire her in many ways. Berkley admitted that dancing with the likeable professional helped her to rediscover a passion for dancing that she had lost years ago. In addition, she reported that spending time with Chmerkovksy helped her to reconnect to other long-hidden feelings for which she will be forever grateful to her dance instructor.
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