They say hell hath no fury like a woman’s – but what about the partner of a woman scorned?
On Wednesday, Brian Austin Green participated Post on Instagram Call Dancing with the stars For failing to invite his fiancée Sharna Burgess to return alongside other former professionals to dance in tribute to Len Goodman.
“I can’t begin to tell you how [disappointed] “I was in favor of not inviting @sharnaburgess to the tribute last night,” he wrote. “It’s also disappointing that none of her family members in the room supported her or spoke out. She is an incredible soul and has always been a friend to everyone. She deserved better. #FamilyTogether.”
Green also criticized the show for failing to even invite Burgess to be in the audience, as well as excluding another former professional, Cheryl Burke, from dancing. He added: “She was not even invited to sit in the stands and watch.” “Shame on that group of people. Kindness is work, and so is love. @cherylburke should have been there too.”
Burke announced earlier on social media that she had not been invited to participate.
Current pros Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson choreographed a waltz to “Moon River” that took place midway through Tuesday night’s episode of “The Year to Remember.” Goodman served as Chief Justice of Dancing with the stars Since his debut, he only missed Season 21 and Season 29 before retiring at the end of Season 31. He died at the age of 78 on April 24.
Since the beginning of Season 32, there has been a lot of focus on praising the strong judge. The show’s grand prize was renamed the Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy for the premiere. The number performed Tuesday was a special tribute from professional dancers who knew Goodman long before she came to prominence Dancing with the stars.
The current professional cast all took part, as did a few returning professionals, including Kim Herjavec, Anna Trebunskaya, Karina Smirnov, Edita Sliwinska, Tony Dovolanyi, Louis van Amstel, Max Chmerkovskiy and Mark Ballas.
However, Burke and Burgess were not the only professionals not part of the number. Others, including Alec Mazo, Jonathan Roberts, Lacey Schwimmer, and Whitney Carson, did not return.
ABC did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.
Burgess addressed Greene’s statements in her own Instagram Stories post, expressing her hurt as well as why she remained silent about the matter until Greene spoke up. “My man has seen me so upset (again) about the show I love,” she wrote. “Last night was hard, listen to me while I shared my heart.”
She continued: “I have not made a single comment publicly about the honor for several reasons.” “First, I know this isn’t about me. It’s about Lynn and the honor he deserves. Second, this hurts me more than not being asked to respond and I’m working on this. Third, sharing feelings here is often met with some negativity” People who think I don’t I deserve to be there anyway. So why would I open myself up to that?”
“The man who loved me dearly and listened to me and I shared and I cried had had enough and shared his frustration with me,” Burgess noted. “He, like me, didn’t understand why. I loved him because he wanted to defend me even though he didn’t need to. I would undoubtedly do the same. We fight hard for those we love when we’re only tempted to.” Take whatever life throws at us.”
Burgess continues to receive praise for the tribute itself, which featured judge and former pro Derek Hough who kicked off proceedings by grabbing a single, lighted top hat and launching into an elegant waltz. The performance didn’t leave a dry eye in the house as judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba embraced each other while sobbing in each other’s arms.
“The honor was amazing,” Burgess concluded. “I cried as I watched. Tears of celebration, joy and gratitude for what Len has done on the dance floor and in all of our careers. The performance was perfect, classic and technically brilliant. Val and Gina created magic and Len would have absolutely loved it. “Remember there are two things that can be true – I can To love and support the show. I feel for those who were there. “I also feel sad not to be there.”
Burgess and Green had already expressed their shock and dismay at the beginning of the season when Burgess revealed on their podcast that she had not been invited back to the ballroom for Season 32, despite telling producers that she was available and raring to return. She also claimed that the producers did not notify her that she would not be invited back, but that she learned about it by hearing from fellow dancers who had been offered a place in the cast.
“There are two things that could be true,” she explained. “I can love the show and be excited for everyone, but I can also feel so sad and sad that I wasn’t able to do it this season, and I don’t know if that means I’ll never be able to do it again.”
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