Carrie Ann, 46, dated new DWTS Season 18 troupe member Artem Chigvintsev for about two years, and got engaged to boyfriend Jesse Sloan in March 2011 on Live With Regis and Kelly. That relationship fizzled in 2012, but before Season 18 started, we noticed Carrie Ann posted a few photos from a trip to Italy, and one showed her with a new man.
On March 9, she shared this pic, writing, "Having the time of my life in Italy!!! #dwts I promise I'll be back in time!!! #vacation #happiness #italy #venezzio."
We didn't know the guy’s name, we just knew the beautiful judge had found herself another looker. She followed that pic by tweeting that life was good and love was beautiful, etc. She sounded smitten. Now Life & Style is sharing details on Carrie Ann’s new boyfriend with an insider saying, "He’s an Italian composer named Tony. Carrie’s trying to keep his identity very hush-hush.” Based on this pic from Carrie Ann's latest blog, it appears this is the same guy Carrie was with on her trip, which makes sense.
It's probably smart of her to try to go for a more private relationship, but that doesn't mean she's shying away from showing her man love. The insider said this Tony guy was in the DWTS audience for the April 21 show, and Carrie Ann went over and sat in his lap during a commercial break, then they shared a kiss.
So she's still doing PDA, she just doesn't want to spread his name out there or anything. He's just Tony the Italian composer, which sounds perfectly romantic and mysterious enough on its own. Congrats to Carrie Ann — she’s proof that even self-described crazy cat ladies can find love with handsome hunks. You inspire us to dream big!
DWTS Season 18 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.