February 3, 2023

Erin Andrews Reveals Which ‘DWTS’ Friends She Speaks to After Exit

Erin Andrews Reveals Which 'DWTS' Pals She Keeps in Touch With After Exit

Erin Andrews.
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No exhausting emotions. Erin Andrews‘ journey on Dancing With the Stars could also be over — however the sportscaster nonetheless speaks to a number of professionals.

“I’ve texted Maks [Chmerkovskiy] a bit of bit right here and there. Clearly with all the pieces taking place in Ukraine, I had reached out to him,” Andrews, 44, completely instructed Us Weekly on Wednesday, January 25, whereas selling her partnership with Dr. Scholl’s. (The choreographer, 44, was Andrews’ season 10 companion earlier than she started cohosting the collection with Tom Bergeron in 2014.)

She continued: “I had reached out to Val [Chmerkovskiy]. Val simply had a child [with Jenna Johnson], so I texted him the opposite day that I beloved him and congrats and issues like that.”

The Maine native makes an effort to remain in contact together with her DWTS friends though they’re not her coworkers. “It’s little issues like that the place I’ll DM the dancers or they’ll attain out as nicely,” she instructed Us.

In the case of Bergeron, 67, Andrews teased that she’s been slacking on communication. “Truly, I owe him a textual content message. So, Tom, when you see this, I owe you a textual content message and I promise as soon as Tremendous Bowl is over, I’ll attain out,” she joked on Wednesday.

Regardless of her abrupt departure from DWTS, Andrews remains to be left with “fond reminiscences” from her time on the present.

“I imply, my relationship with Tom and people dancers [continues]. And I really like the performing arts so completely [I remember DWTS fondly]. However I’ve not had an opportunity to see it in any respect,” she revealed to Us. “I’m nonetheless attempting to make amends for White Lotus. We’re ready for Succession to return out. I’ll or is probably not on episode three of Netflix’s Harry & Megan. I don’t even have time to observe what everyone else is watching proper now.”

DWTS viewers have been shocked when Andrews and Bergeron have been let go as cohosts in 2020. “I’ll all the time cherish my days on that set, even when I wasn’t the perfect at strolling in heels,” she tweeted shortly earlier than the community introduced Tyra Banks could be taking up the function solo. (The mannequin, 49, was later joined by Alfonso Ribeiro when the ballroom competitors moved to Disney+ for season 31.)

Multiple yr after being lower from the DWTS crew, Andrews mentioned how her departure allowed her to pursue new initiatives.

“I give my finest to [the show]. My schedule has been so loopy with [football commentating], the clothes line, the podcasts … attempting to have a child, that I feel it was the perfect factor for me,” Andrews, who’s married to hockey participant Jarret Stoll, instructed Us in November 2021. “They needed to go a special course, and so they’re doing that now. So, hopefully, they’re joyful.”

Andrews is now trying ahead to imminent alternatives — together with on the brink of cowl the Tremendous Bowl LVII. The sideline reporter defined that she depends on Dr. Scholl’s to assist her cope with the discomfort of being on her ft all day throughout a giant recreation.

“It’s actually how I handle my ft as a result of lots of people don’t notice that I’m on my ft actually all weekend. However for recreation days, it’s large,” she shared with Us weeks earlier than the 2023 championship. “I imply, we get to the sphere about three to 4 hours earlier than the sport. It’s not like we’re sitting down and chilling.”

Andrews continued: “We get out on the sphere, we’re speaking to the gamers, the coaches, the overall managers — and that’s simply three hours earlier than the sport. After which the sport takes 4 to 5 hours. So, it’s actually how I handle my ft and that’s why this partnership with Dr. Scholl’s is big for me.”

The previous ESPN correspondent defined that the shoe inserts are the proper choice for each massive occasions and day-to-day actions.

“You guys don’t need to be working a soccer recreation to fret about the way to handle your ft and understanding how necessary it’s. When your ft damage, your entire physique hurts and also you’re over it. And that’s massive for me,” she continued. “I really like these ache protecting insoles. You may throw these in any shoe that you just’re sporting and it type of takes the stress off your decrease again. You simply don’t really feel such as you’re exhausted, which is big for me as a result of I can’t do it. Then one other one is that this extreme cracked heel bomb, which is nice for hydration. It’s nice when you wanna give your self a bit of therapeutic massage.”

Tremendous Bowl LVII kicks off on Sunday, February 12.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi