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EXCLUSIVE: Laurie Hernandez Approves of Val Chmerkovskiy and Amber Rose, Reveals Acting Aspirations

by Raphael Chestang 4:08 PM PST, January 23, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Laurie Hernandez Approves of Val Chmerkovskiy and Amber Rose, Reveals Acting Aspirations

Laurie Hernandez invited ET into her New Jersey home on Sunday to find out what's next for the Olympic gold medalist -- and it's not boys.

"I think [my] parents are letting the dating life happen, but my life isn't letting that happen," Hernandez told ET, admitting that there was no one special in her life at the moment. "I don't really have time for any dating right now."

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Of course, the same can't be said for Hernandez's former Dancing With the Stars partner, Val Chmerkovskiy. The pro dancer is in a new relationship with DWTS alum Amber Rose, and Hernandez had nothing but kind words to say about the model.

"She's really nice," Hernandez said, giving her stamp of approval.

It's no wonder Hernandez can't find the time for dating. The 16-year-old gymnast is keeping in shape with the hope of going for gold again in Tokyo in 2020 and she has a new book, I Got This: To Gold and Beyond, available Tuesday.

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ET went along for her very first book signing, where about 1,700 fans showed up!

"I think now was the right time to write the book just because there's so much going on right now and it's so fresh," Hernandez explained. "I'm able to really recall those memories perfectly because I've just done them."

After bringing home the gold in Rio de Janeiro with the Final Five over the summer, Hernandez won the coveted DWTS mirror ball trophy. But one of her favorite moments of 2016 wasn't winning a trophy, it was giving one away. Hernandez made headlines with how gleeful she looked while presenting Beyonce with the Best Female Video award at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.

"She was wearing a lot of rhinestones, and her rhinestones actually scratched my skin, because I had a strapless dress on that night," Hernandez remembered. "I was like, 'Beyonce! Beyonce's rhinestones scratched me. This is OK. Life is good right now.'"

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And if Hernandez gets her way, someday she might be the one people are gushing over a la Queen Bey. She admitted that when her gymnastics career nears its end, she would like to try her hand at acting.

"Ten years from now, hopefully I'll be acting," she said. "I do want to be a successful actress, so we'll see."

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