JoJo Siwa admitted to spending Disney’s “Dancing with the Stars” week dealing with a “difficult” and “extreme” personal experience.
Siwa, 18, said dancing was an “escape” for her while speaking to reporters after Tuesday night’s performance.
“Everyone always says dancing is an escape,” Siwa said, according to Us Weekly, before adding, “this week I really learned that”.
“This week has been very, very extreme and something I’ve never experienced and something I’ve never felt before.”
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Siwa did not give any details of what she called a “sticky” situation, but stressed that her friendship with partner Jenna Johnson helped her out.
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“I’m really lucky that every day this week I got to spend three hours with my best friend in rehearsals,” Siwa told the outlet. “At the end of the rehearsal she was like, ‘OK, here we are. Are you okay? Cool.’ … It’s definitely been a week, but because of my family, because of this song, because of the show, I’m on the other side. “
Siwa and Johnson took part in the ABC dance series as the first gay couple.
Siwa recently came out as a member of the LGBTQ community, although she hasn’t really labeled herself and is still finding out.
“It’s like, I want to understand. I like ‘queer’,” she tell people in April. “Technically, I would say I’m pansexual because that’s how I’ve always been my whole life… just like, my human is my human.”