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Fans Think Val Chmerkovskiy’s Tribute to Xochitl Gomez Sounds Like a Goodbye

Val Chmerkovskiy for the 'Dancing With The Stars' Semi FinalsDisney/Eric McCandless

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Some fans were left confused by Val Chmerkovskiy’s recent post paying tribute to his Dancing with the Stars Season 32 partner Xochitl Gomez. They thought the post sounded like a goodbye, even though the pair is still in the competition.

Val Chmerkovskiy Pays Tribute to DWTS Partner Xochitl Gomez

Earlier this week, ahead of Tuesday’s new episode of DWTS, Chmerkovskiy took to Instagram to share several photos of him and Xochitl rehearsing. He wrote in the caption, “This has easily been one of my favorite seasons on DWTS, and I’ve been a part of many.”

“It’s been a real honor to be given such a powerful talent to guide,” Chmerkovskiy wrote of his partner. “Xochitl is a force, and I’m looking forward to seeing her shine for many many years to come. Imma say I taught her some ballroom.”

Xochitl commented on the post, saying she’ll miss Chmerkovskiy, but adding, “U AINT GETTIN RID OF ME THAT EASY.” She said she would babysit his son Rome, whom he welcomed with his wife and fellow pro Jenna Johnson earlier this year.

One fan commented, “why does this sound like a goodbye post.” Other people agreed, with one writing that it “kinda scared me.” Others thought it was just Chmerkovskiy sharing his appreciation for Xochitl as the season winds down.


The Pair Is Headed to Next Week’s Finals

On Tuesday night, Xochitl and Chermkovskiy performed two dances in the Season 32 Semifinals. Their Samba and Waltz both earned perfect scores from the judges, putting them at the top of the leaderboard.

The judges announced a shocking twist at the end of Tuesday’s episode, revealing that none of the remaining five couples would be eliminated. Instead, all five of them will be competing in next week’s finale.

In the finale, each couple will perform one redemption dance in a style they’ve already performed, as well as a Freestyle dance. The episode will air on Tuesday, December 5, on ABC and Disney+. Who do you think will win the Mirroball trophy this season? Let us know in the comments below.

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