DWTS pro dancer Tristan MacManus lucked out to get a legend like Gladys Knight as his second ever DWTS partner. (His frist partner was Nancy Grace in Season 13.) And it sounds like maybe this was a last minute match. At first it was spoiled that there were going to be 11 pairs for Season 14, then it was revealed that another couple was added.
Yesterday, PureDWTS leaked a prepared TV Guide article with the full Season 14 cast — except Gladys. During the GMA announcement, Tristan mentioned that he met Gladys right before the announcement, meaning that he wasn’t one of the pros that met with their partner last week.
However they got here, they are lucky to have each other and it should be a fun season for both of them — and, of course, their loyal fans. Good luck!