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Cody Rigsby Explains Why He Isn't Dancing with a Man on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Cody Rigsby Explains Why He Isn't Dancing with a Man on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Cody Rigsby is talking Dancing with the Stars!

In a new interview with GLAAD, the 34-year-old openly gay Peloton instructor shared some new details about competing on the ABC competition series with his partner Cheryl Burke, and explained why he isn’t dancing with a male pro dancer.

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“When the conversation opportunity came up for DWTS, I was just so excited to be on the show, I guess I didn’t even think it was a possibility, so I didn’t bring it up!” Cody said when asked why he isn’t competing with another man.

“Had I maybe had a moment to breathe and recognize an opportunity, I definitely would have asked!” Cody continued. “I know that Val [Chmerkovskiy] is really open to having a same sex partner for next season and I think that would be incredible!”

JoJo Siwa and pro dancer Jenna Johnson made history this season by being the first same-sex couple competing on DWTS.

Also in his interview, Cody talked about the possibility of competing against the 18-year-old entertainer, who is also part of the LGBTQ+ community, in the DWTS finale.

“I think that would be an amazing finale! She’s incredible, what she is doing on this show, representing (the LGBTQ community) is amazing,” Cody shared. “She is showing a lot of little girls and little boys who they can be and giving them permission to create their own path. She is just so wildly herself in so many ways!”

He added, “For her to jump into this space that’s not comfortable, not her home base, that already has a lot of courage. And then to (dance) with another woman, recently after coming out, it’s really new to her and she is really jumping into it head first. Typical JoJo Siwa fashion!”

See how Cody Rigsby made history earlier this season on DWTS!

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