Charli D’Amelio helped talk mom Heidi out of quitting ‘DWTS’

Heidi D’Amelio virtually give up “Dancing With the Stars” earlier than her journey within the ballroom even started.

The influencer revealed she was having second ideas about competing forward of Monday’s premiere, however saved going due to some reassurance from her youngest daughter, TikTok star and fellow Season 31 contestant Charli D’Amelio, and her professional companion, Artem Chigvintsev.

“So, I was fine up until last Tuesday, and then Wednesday, rehearsal was awful and I was on the verge of crying. But I was like, ‘I am not going to let [Artem] see me cry, I am not going to do that,’” Heidi, 50, defined to Web page Six throughout a post-show presser Monday night time.

“I struggled the entire rehearsal, for three hours, and then I went home and I rehearsed until, like, four in the morning. And then I came back a little bit better the next day but it wasn’t great.”

Heidi admitted that there was “all this self-doubt” coming to the floor.

“I was like, ‘I can’t. I have to walk away from this. Like, I’m not going to be able to do it,’” she confessed. “I came back that Friday and I don’t know what happened. Everything sort of settled in.”


The D’Amelio matriarch admitted she was having second ideas about competing simply days earlier than Monday’s premiere.

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The D’Amelio matriarch admitted she was having second ideas about competing simply days earlier than Monday’s premiere.

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As all of this was happening, Heidi had a heart-to-heart along with her 18-year-old daughter, who was a aggressive dancer for years previous to gaining fame on TikTok.

“She told me everything I used to tell her when she was a kid and in dance,” the D’Amelio matriarch shared. “So to hear those words coming out of her mouth to me, I was like, ‘Alright, I get it.’ It was great advice.”

Heidi, who additionally shares 21-year-old daughter Dixie with husband Marc D’Amelio, added that each of her ladies had been “super” supportive.

“They were like, ‘You’re all in your head, stop it right now!’” she recalled. “So, they helped get me out of that.”

A photo of Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas for “Dancing With the Stars”
“She told me everything I used to tell her when she was a kid,” Heidi stated of Charli.
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Charli, who’s paired with professional dancer Mark Ballas, additionally addressed the scenario in her personal interview Monday night time.

“I think for my mom, it’s trying something new. And knowing that you’re going to perform in front of so many people, I think would be extremely nerve-wracking for anyone,” she instructed Web page Six.

“I think for a long time she was the mom to my sister and I, and she never got to be at the forefront of the performance.”

A photo of Artem Chigvintsev and Heidi D’Amelio on “Dancing With the Stars.”
Heidi and her professional companion, Artem Chigvintsev, obtained a rating of 24/40 for his or her debut efficiency.
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The social Media star admitted that she felt like her mom “got herself down a little bit” within the days main as much as showtime.

“But she really brought it today and I was super proud of her. I know next week’s going to be even better for her and I’m really excited,” she shared.

“We all talked a little bit during rehearsal, the four of us, it was a great time. I can’t wait to see what her and Artem bring to the stage next week.”

Heidi and Artem carried out a Cha Cha to “Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & P!nk throughout premiere night time, receiving a complete rating of 24/40 from judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough.

In the meantime, Charli and Mark obtained the best rating of the night time – 32/40 – for his or her Cha Cha to “Savage (Major Lazer Remix)” by Megan Thee Stallion.

The 2 will face off once more – together with the 13 different remaining contestants – subsequent Monday when “Dancing With the Stars” returns for “Elvis Night” at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Disney+.

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