Even though Elizabeth Berkley is so excited to be on Dancing With the Stars 2013, there is one person whom she won’t let in on the fun… yet.
While contestants typically have family and friends cheering them on in the audience, Elizabeth won’t let her 14-month-old son, Sky Cole, in the ballroom, but for good reason. “He wasn’t here because I need to test it out and see … He might reach for me and cry because he might not understand yet. He might be a little young,” she told People after her first performance.
With that being said, she does want to set an example for Sky, making sure he knows to always do what he loves.
“I think it’s important for a child to grow up and see their parent also passionate about something that they love, maybe artistically,” she noted. “I want him to see it’s never late to be courageous.”
Although she had to “challenge herself” and walk through her fears about being on the show, she’s been doing great. She and Val scored 24 points in Week 1 and 25 in Week 2, putting them toward the top of the Leaderboard!
And just because Sky can’t sit in the crowd doesn’t mean he can’t help his mama out. The official Dancing With the Stars Instagram account shows a video of him getting kisses from Val and Elizabeth during rehearsals. All together now: Aww!
Check out the cute video below, and be sure to tune in for DWTS on Monday, September 30 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC!