TikTok star Charli D’Amelio recently talked about her boyfriend, Landon Barker’s support as she competes in “Dancing With the Stars” season 31. The social media personality and Landon sparked romance rumors in July this year after D’Amelio split from her ex-boyfriend, Chase Hudson.
The 18-year-old recently joined the contestants for “DWTS” and revealed that her boyfriend of the last few months, Landon, was supporting her. According to D’Amelio, the 18-year-old, along with his father and new stepmother, would all be in attendance to cheer the TikTok star on.
D’Amelio will go against her mother, Heidi, as well as stars like Teresa Giudice, Selma Blair, Vinny Guadagnino, and Jordin Sparks in the upcoming season set to start on September 19.
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Charli D’Amelio Say Landon Barker Is Supporting Her
D’Amelio is reportedly getting all the support she needs from her boyfriend, Landon. The TikTok star is currently part of the contestants in season 31 of “DWTS” with Mark Ballas as her pro partner.
While talking to Page Six, the 18-year-old revealed that Landon, as well as his father Travis Barker and stepmother Kourtney Kardashian, would all be in attendance to cheer her on during the competition.
“Landon knows that I’m doing this. He’s with me every step of the way throughout this journey. Travis and Kourtney, I told them about it, and they were super excited as well,” D’Amelio said. “I think, overall, it’s just going to be really fun, and I have a very great group around me.”
The social media personality revealed that she was happy to have Landon support her and claimed he was “awesome” while hyping her. The 18-year-old continued, “He’s excited for me. He’s always super sweet and excited whenever I’m excited about something.”
She Worked With Derek Hough
Although neither Travis nor Kourtney have participated in “DWTS,” other members of the Kardashian family tangoed in the spotlight a time or two. As far back as season 7 of the show, Kim Kardashian reportedly danced on the competition’s stage and coincidentally partnered with Ballas, D’Amelio’s current partner. Rob Kardashian was also a contestant on the show and danced with Cheryl Burke in Season 13.
Despite their experience, the TikTok star revealed that she had not asked any of them for advice on the show. As a result of her popularity and history as a competitive dancer for the past decade, it’s safe to say D’Amelio will not have a hard time getting public votes for her to remain in the game.
The TikTok star also reportedly has a history with Derek Hough, a judge on the show. In March, the duo allegedly worked on a “Dirty Dancing” themed tribute at the time of the “Step Into… the Movies” special.
Derek Hough Said D’Amelio Would Be ‘ Unbelievable’ On ‘DWTS’
Hough joined Entertainment Tonight in July and mentioned D’Amelio as one of the people he would like to compete in “DWTS.” During the interview, the performer spoke about how happy he was to be doing what he knew best ahead of his residency, “Derek Hough: No Limit.”
When asked about the celebrities he wanted to perform in the upcoming season, the “DWTS” judge revealed that he thought the two D’Amelio sisters would be a welcome addition and that Charli, in particular, would “crush it.”
Hough said, “There’s so many people I think that could be great on the show. Because I’ve been in the TikTok world a little bit this past year, it would be cool to see maybe one of the D’Amelio sisters. I think Charli would crush it. She would be unbelievable, without a doubt.”
Charli D’Amelio Said She Was Lucky To Work With Derek Hough
D’Amelio seems to hold Hough in equally high esteem and revealed that she felt fortunate to work with the professional dancer during their stint in March. She said, “I was very lucky to be able to work with Derek for three short days, and we were able to make something amazing.”
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The 18-year-old continued, “And I actually got to see him and [his sister] Julianne on their tour when I was, like, 11, so I’ve been a huge fan of him for a very long time.”
D’Amelio revealed that she found out she was going to be a part of ‘DWTS’ around the period the duo worked on the special and was grateful for the “crash course” ahead of the dancing competition. The TikTok star said, “I don’t know if he pulled any strings, but I’m glad that I got that little Derek crash course because I think it will help me with this competition.”