After a particularly grueling rehearsal, the blond pro Instagrammed the above picture of partner Kellie Pickler’s bruised legs, writing, “Why do I insist on beating my partners up? Sorry @kelliepickler.” What the what?
Aww. We adore them. Considering that they’ve been in the Top 3 for the past two weeks, these bruises are likely well worth it. They’re pegged as one of the pairs who can win it all, and for good reason — they’ve impressed with intricate, jaw-dropping routines that clearly require intense rehearsing!
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