Brian Austin Green & Sharna Burgess Talk Teaming Up for ‘DWTS,’ Plus: Why She Was Crying Happy Tears
Everyone was waiting to see if real-life couple Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess would be partnered up on “Dancing with the Stars.” Monday night, it was revealed they are a team — and they say they wouldn’t have it any other way.
The couple made their “DWTS” debut with the foxtrot, sharing a kiss onstage. “Extra’s” Jenn Lahmers caught up with them after the show.
Sharna told Jenn, “There’s no way we would have done it if we weren’t [partners],” and Brian added, “That was the plan from the beginning for us… Keeping it a secret was a nightmare.”
The couple have been dating for almost a year, and they are the first couple to dance together on the show.
Green explained how they met, saying, “We have a mutual business manager who randomly texted us, ‘You should meet another client of mine,’ so we both say, ‘Yeah.’” Sharna said, “We sat down for coffee and it ended with lunch… We ended up sitting there for four hours.”
So are they using their relationship to their advantage? Jenn pointed out, “I'm sure you practice together all the time?” Sharna said, “No...we try to separate as much as possible. Brian has three young boys at home, so I think anyone who has kids at home is like… ‘Yeah, sure they practice at home, funny…' And he also is shooting ‘The Conners.’”
Brian said, “We are trying to squeeze in rehearsals.”
Sharna is thrilled to have Brian as a partner, saying, “It’s so beautiful. I cried after we danced… and said, ‘Babe, thank you so much for being here with me. It’s the most fun I have had in my whole 11 years on the show.’”