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Right after the Dancing With the Stars Season 14 Week 4 elimination — before heading to Jimmy Kimmel Live!Sherri Shepherd still had tears in her eyes outside the studio as she and her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy talked to On the Red Carpet.

"I want people to know that when I cry it's a happy cry,” Sherri said. “It's a grateful cry. Not many people get to live a dream and I got to live a dream. You never want your dream to end, so to get off the ride so early, it's a little heartbreaking but I'm very thankful for the ride that I got. And I'm very thankful that I have a partner who stayed in there with me when I didn't remember my steps and who just loved on me and he just made my experience absolutely amazing. So when I cry it's not because 'Oh darn it!' it's really 'Thank you for giving me the opportunity to live a dream.'"

Val wasn't crying but he may have been even more devastated at their elimination. "I'm gonna miss waking up, thinking, dreaming, eating, you know, every moment for the last eight weeks for me was about Sherri and definitely worth it." He joked that he wished she had a lot of attitude and was an egotistical "b" word celebrity, but she wasn't. "I just feel really embarrassed and really sorry,” Val said.

“I don't really get teary-eyed,” Val continued. “But I, genuinely, as much passion as she put into it, I feel like I should've done better for her or I wish I could." Sherri shook her head, saying he went above and beyond for her and was "awesome."

On a funnier note, after Sherri was eliminated, her adorable son Jeffrey asked, "'Mommy, is Roshon coming back?'" Sherri busted out laughing. "I was like 'Yes, baby he is.' I think Jeffrey was voting on my iPhone!" Let’s hope Sherri vs. Roshon Fegan didn’t come down to one vote. If so, you’re grounded, Jeffrey!

Credit: On the Red Carpet Photo: DWTS Season 14: Sherri Cries Tears of Joy, Val Will Miss Her Every Day (VIDEO)

Catch the next new episode of DWTS on Monday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

SourceOn the Red Carpet

Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @ginacarbone.

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