On the morning of what will be the Dancing With The Stars finale, frontrunner for the title JoJo Siwa posted an emotional tribute to her dance partner Jenna Johnson.
“Where do I even begin? This human in these last 10 weeks has changed my life,” she wrote. “Jenna, thank you. For everything.”
She started off saying that she was initially scared to be on the show, but Johnson made her feel right at home. And it was that level of comfort with each other that helped the pair reach the finale, earning yet another perfect score in their semifinals dance.
“Day 4 you told me ‘I’m your partner, trust me,’ and that's the best thing I've ever done,” Siwa continued. “Trusting you has opened my eyes and fixed my brain. We have been through it all together in these last 86 days. We have died, survived, and thrived. Spending 86 days in a row with someone is not easy, but somehow I looked forward to every day.”
She also mentioned that Johnson was there for her when times were tough. Siwa and her girlfriend Kylie Prew ended their relationship during the current season of the show.
“There were days where all I wanted to do was go to rehearsals because I knew that dancing and being in the studio with you would take my mind off of things, and it always did,” Siwa wrote. “Thank you for making everyday a fun good day. I am forever going to cherish the memories that we’ve created in these last 10 weeks and hold on to them for dear life. I never wanna forget anything about these last 10 weeks.”
Siwa and Johnson were the first ever same-sex couple to compete on the show, and Siwa acknowledged that being her partner was a risk for Johnson, one that she’s glad the dancer took. “You took a leap of faith dancing with me this season,” Siwa, who came out as queer at the start of 2021, said. “Being the first ever same-sex couple was a scary thing and for you to be involved is just a huge testament to who you are. You are such a good person and I am so thankful to have you in my life. Thank you for doing this with me.”
Now, the pair are set to go up against NBA player Iman Shumpert, The Talk co-host Amanda Kloots, and Peleton instructor Cody Rigsby in the show’s finale tonight. Siwa signed off the post by saying that no matter what happens tonight, the two are “forever prepared, forever excited, and forever have each other, through thick and thicker.”
You can watch JoJo and Jenna dance one more time tonight on Fox at 8/7c as the Dancing With the Stars season ends.