Jaleel White and Kym Johnson Set Record Straight

by Robert Pace 4:35 AM PDT, April 03, 2012
Playing Jaleel White and Kym Johnson Set Record Straight

After an emotional, reminiscent Dancing with the Stars dance that harkened back to his Family Matters days, Jaleel White and dancing partner Kym Johnson set the record straight with ET about circulating rumors about an alleged heated incident between the duo during a rehearsal.

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After Johnson admitted that it had been a stressful week for the pair, White put it all into perspective. "I think people have to realize [that] this is a competition. I had no idea how much the tabloids just besiege this show. It's never been a part of my life at all and hopefully we can just move past this week and people see that our connection is real."

Johnson echoed White's words, vouching that she and White have a good, friendly relationship. "I got a manicure with this girl this week. That's about all I need to say," White said as proof that he and his dancing partner are maintaining an amicable relationship.

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The former Family Matters star also discussed why his dance on Monday night rendered him emotional. "I don't share these characters with anybody," the 35-year-old said. "You got to go deep to go to that place. [There were] a lot of distractions this week and to be able to pull that out—you just feel like you caught a winning touchdown."

Check out the full video above to see all the Dancing duos reactions to the emotional night. The Dancing with the Stars results show airs tonight at 9 p.m. on ABC.