“You're never really guaranteed,” she told ET. “It was quite a shocker for me as well, but I've gained so much from this experience. I'm so happy, and I can't even begin to express you know the gratitude that I carry and the blessing especially because I have a lifelong friend now [in partner Val Chmerkovskiy].”
But just because it was a shock doesn’t mean Normani isn’t pleased with the show’s outcome.
“Well, she's had a full-on competition. I've been rooting for her to win. I didn't want to distract her,” Bolton, 29, later insisted to ET. “I haven't come up with the best strategy because we have all been so busy. But I hope after everything settles down that maybe she'll rethink about it, and I'll have the opportunity to ask.”
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