Why Kym Johnson Is Quitting Dancing With the Stars Now That She's Married

Kym Johnson Quitting Dancing with the Stars

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It looks like Kym Johnson's first dance was also her very last. Fresh off her wedding to Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec, the Dancing With the Stars pro has just revealed that she won't be returning to the hit ABC show. But while we're sad to say farewell to one of our favorite pirouetting pros, we have to admit that her reason is definitely worthy of that disco ball trophy.

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Dancing With the Stars will probably always remain special to these particular newlyweds. And not because they spend at-home date nights watching the sparkly series! (What? Don't you?) Herjavec and Johnson actually met on the hit show, as Johnson ended up being Herjavec's pro partner on season 20 where the pair fell head-over-heels in love. And while they may have sashayed away from the ABC series without the infamous disco ball trophy, we think the dazzling diamond engagement ring Johnson made off with certainly made up for it! Thus, Johnson is done with her bid for the DWTS sparkly trophy. After all, she's won the greatest prize of all: Love! (duh...)

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At a Los Angeles press event on Monday, Johnson revealed her reason for bowing out from the show to Entertainment Tonight. "I love the show and I love to still be part of it but, you know, I still want to hang up my dance shoes and what a way to end," she explained. "It's like, 'Thank you, Dancing With the Stars.'" Thank you is right! The competition even gave these newlyweds their first dance song, for crying out loud! At their July wedding, the bride, groom and their wedding party all grooved to LunchMoney Lewis' "Bills" &mdahs; the first song Herjavec and Johnson ever danced together back during their DWTS days.

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But just because Johnson is hanging up her dancing shoes, doesn't mean her new hubby is finished with the ballroom! "I am going to go back and dance with somebody else so I can win the mirror ball this time," said Herjavec, joking that his future wife was a major distraction during the competition. "I blame you, Kym. Yeah, if you weren't there I would of won." Too funny!

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Besides the "Who's Responsible for Losing DWTS" blame game, it sounds like these two are settling into their newlywed life quite nicely. "We had the best time and now we're back to reality — and it's still great," Johnson recently shared with People, stating that her and her hubby are just "an old married couple now."

"It's funny," the Australian-born dancer continued. "I feel like we've been married for ages."

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