Kim Kardashian Reveals Secret to Success on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Kim Kardashian Reveals Secret to Success on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Kim Kardashian Reveals Secret to Success on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Even with big sister Kim Kardashian’s sudden divorce announcement stealing the spotlight from his Dancing With The Stars success, Rob Kardashian revealed that his family is sticking together in tough times. In fact, the past month has brought them even closer than ever. “Our family has never broken apart, we’ve been close from day one,” Rob told at the OP ‘Hosts Winter Wonderland’ event in Hollywood on Wednesday night.

“That’s probably the one thing I respect about my entire family and that’s how we were raised to be. There’s nothing more important than family.” Literally my fun time is if we go to a club, we go together as a family,” added the quick-footed reality star.

As previously reported, Kim filed from divorce from Kris Humphries on October 31, the same day that Rob got his highest score on DWTS, and the real-life drama meant that barely any of his family was present for what was his best night on the show. Despite the media frenzy over his sister’s short-lived marriage, Rob said his siblings are still cheering him on.

“Khloe loves it, they all can’t believe what I’m doing — just to see the younger brother do something that they definitely couldn’t do and that it is just super out of my element, they just love that,” he told “It makes my life super easy having my family at every one of my shows supporting me, and I kind of loosen up and not be so nervous and tense.”

Kim put on her dancing shoes with little success on the seventh season of the show (she partnered with Mark Ballas but was the third to be voted off), and Rob doesn’t think Khloe or Kourtney would do any better. “No, they don’t (dance), not yet. They all dance but in their goofy way,” he explained.

When asked why he’s doing so well, Rob has no clue! “I honestly didn’t even know to what to expect but I’m here and I’m super happy and as the weeks have gone by I’ve realized that I can do it if I really, really put my mind to it,” pledged the 24-year-old.

“It’s the toughest thing for anybody who just steps on that dance floor but I’m doing it and I’m doing it just fine.” With just J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake standing in his way of winning the coveted disco ball trophy, Rob revealed that he still isn’t getting too competitive with his rivals.

“I don’t ever compare myself to anybody,” he said. “I just worry about my own dance and I take it one dance at a time and that’s all I care about. I’m friends with them all and I don’t have that competitive side with them specifically.”

The secret to Rob’s success? Just kicking back and having a good time. “Just having fun, I don’t take anything seriously in life at all so from day one I said I would have fun with it. People get so nervous about these dances and are freaking out about it afterwards, it’s just not worth it for me,” Kardashian explained.

Jordin Sparks’s son is the driving force behind her Dancing with the Stars turn. The 32-year-old singer made and former American Idol winner her debut on the beloved dancing series during Monday night’s season 31 premiere. And though Sparks has found success competing on reality TV, she told reporters including PEOPLE afterwards that this show feels different.

“I want to do this because it scares me,” she said about DWTS. “It scares me, terrified is the word. I’m terrified and excited!” Though the two emotions might be enough to sway another person from the ballroom, Sparks went on to say that her 4-year-old son Dana Isaiah Jr. inspired her to step outside her comfort zone, and that joining the series comes in an effort to set an example for her son.

“I want to show him that you can be brave and scared at the same time,” Sparks said. “So I really am doing this for him.” Sparks wasn’t sure if her boy got the chance to watch the premiere, but shared that he’s been excited as she’s embarked on this new journey. “‘Where are you going, Mommy?’ He asks me every morning,” she recalled, explaining that she tells him, “‘I got to go to work. I got to go to rehearsal.'”

This fall has been a time of extra adjustment for the family, Sparks noted, with husband Dana Isaiah also starting a new job and their son starting school. “There’s a lot of new chapters and new beginnings happening and it feels a little frantic a little bit,” Sparks said. “But at the same time, when I come home and I’m able to just sit with him and bond with him, we have that reconnection moment, it makes it all worth it.”

The “Battlefield” singer made sure to shout out her husband, too, saying he was the one who pushed her to join the show and do something new. “My family really is everything to me,” she said.

Sparks and her partner Brandon Armstrong opened the DWTS premiere episode on Monday night with Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” her party song of choice. Sparks recalled the experience of working with Houston on the set of 2012’s Sparkle, who she called “so supportive.”

“We were sitting and we were just waiting for [the] camera to turn around, and she started playing some amazing music and somebody did this amazing run and I was like, ‘Wow, I wish I could do that,’ ” Sparks recounted to reporters afterwards. “And she looked at me and was like, ‘You can do that. You can do that. Don’t ever tell yourself that you can’t. Don’t let anybody tell you you can’t. Don’t let anybody else tell you you can’t.’ And I’ve carried that with me through a lot of my performances.”

The “No Air” singer earned a score of 26 for her debut dance. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba said she did a “great, great, great job.”

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Disney+.

Source:, PEOPLE

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