Chrishell Stause has opened up about the reason why she was slightly reluctant to begin a relationship with her new boyfriend, Keo Motsepe.
The Selling Sunset star, 39, and the Dancing With The Stars professional dancer, 31, went public with their romance this week after dropping kissing and cuddling snaps on social media.
Fans were delighted for the former Days of Our Lives actress who was recently subjected to heartbreak after being dumped by her husband Justin Hartley just over a year ago and was recently wrongfully accused of being romantically involved with her DWTS partner Gleb Savchenko.
The 39-year-old revealed all about her new romance during an Instagram Live with DWTS winner Kaitlyn Bristowe on Thursday.
Chrishell explained: ‘I’m grateful. I had the best experience [on the show] but this to me is the coolest thing. I knew from my dance work I wasn’t going to win a Mirrorball from the beginning. To have this come from it, I’m just very smitten.’
She admitted the pair realised they would have to go public after friends began to clock on to their romance at a recent party.
However, the romance nearly didn’t happen as Chrishell admitted: ‘I had a little bit of a hangup at first because I was worried because he’s younger. I was in my head and I was thinking [throws hands up]. But a lot of guys my age and older still don’t want what I am looking for…’
Keo hails from South Africa and made history as the first Black professional dancer on DWTS.
He joined the show in 2014 and has partnered up with the likes of Chaka Khan and Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch, with whom he made it to the final for the first time.
Her former dance partner Gleb seemed to be their biggest cheerleader as he commented under their photo: ‘Love you guys!!!’ alongside heart emoji.
Chrishell’s relationship news comes just three weeks after she was forced to deny having an affair with Gleb, following his split from wife Elena after 14 years.
The This Is Us actor ended their marriage last November and the end of their marriage played out in the latest season of Selling Sunset.
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