November 28, 2012 03:30 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Dancing with the Stars champs Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani looked ecstatic when they arrived in New York for a Good Morning America interview this morning. Not only had the two won the elusive mirror ball trophy the night before (and after fifteen tries on Tony’s part!), they had other exciting milestones to celebrate, including Tony’s thirteenth wedding anniversary and…Albanian independence. Okay, not expected, but hey, just another reason that today is a great one for Melissa and Tony!
If you thought Melissa Rycroft’s dancing days were over when you switched off the TV after DWTS last night, you thought wrong! The Bachelor alum and partner Tony Dovolani got their groove on once again during a DWTS afterparty on Good Morning America. She may have been somewhat dressed down compared to the way we’ve gotten used to seeing her, but Melissa Rycroft still looked amazing as she danced on the street with Tony.
Melissa and Tony also graced GMA with exclusive interviews. Tony again shared his excitement about his wedding anniversary and the independence of Albania, a topic he had unexpectedly brought up the night before on Jimmy Kimmel. He then added that, while he was excited to finally have a mirror ball trophy, the victory really was for his daughter. “Everything I do, I do for my kids.”
As she revealed on camera last night, Melissa also has a wedding anniversary coming up, although she’ll be celebrating three years of marriage, not thirteen. Melissa’s husband was not able to join her in New York, but he did make an appearance on camera, telling his wife, “You never cease to amaze me. I knew you could do it.” Melissa was, predictably, pretty excited to see her husband on screen. She explained that the support from her family had been crucial to making it through the show in one piece. adding, “They were my biggest support system I had all season.”
Congrats to Melissa and Tony! We hope Melissa keeps dancing in the future — she’s too talented to give it up!
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