Dancing with the stars Professionals past and present gathered in honor Len Goodmanwith the notable exceptions of Sharna Burgess and Cheryl Burke. Sharna’s husband, Brian Austin Greenbasically called out the show.
At the end of season 31, former head judge Len retired from DWTS. Sadly, he passed away in April 2023. Married professionals Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy choreographed a beautiful waltz to Moon River. While many of the “OG” pros returned to dancing, Sharna and Cheryl were not invited.
Brian shared his feelings about the snub. Entertainment tonight has the details.
Brian is upset that Sharna isn’t there
Brian published a now-deleted post on Instagram. “I can’t express how disappointed I was that @sharnaburgess wasn’t invited to the honor last night. “It’s also disappointing that no one from her ‘ballroom family’ has stood up for her or spoken out,” Brian wrote.
“She is an incredible soul and has always been a friend to everyone. She deserves better,” he posted along with the hashtag “#familystickstogether.”
“She wasn’t even invited to sit in the stands and watch. Too bad for this group of people. Kindness is an act and so is love – @cherylburke should have been there too,” Brian wrote in the caption.
Sharna shared her feelings about exclusion
Additionally, Sharna made her feelings clear on her Instagram story. “That hurt more than not being asked back and I’m working on it. Sharing feelings here often comes up against a few negative people who think I don’t deserve to be there anyway,” Sharna wrote.
“Tears of jubilation, joy and gratitude for how much Len has done for the game of ball and for all of our careers. “The performance was perfect, classic and technically brilliant,” Sharna said of the honor. “Val and Jenna created magic and Len would have absolutely loved it.”
Sharna also shared, “Remember that two things can be true. I can love and support the show, be happy for those who were there, and also be sad that I’m not there.”
Cheryl shared that she was not invited before the show aired. I still don’t understand why Cheryl and Sharna were left out. They could have just been in the audience and been part of this special moment.
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