Witney Carson announced that she will not return to Dancing With the Stars for season 32.
Taking to her TikTok account, she said, “This was not a decision that we took lightly.” She added, “We definitely thought and prayed about it for a while, but we will not be doing Dancing With the Stars this season. As much as that pains me to say, I just felt very at peace with it.”
The star dancer, who won the mirrorball trophy with Alfonso Ribeiro in 2014, and better half Carson McAllister have two children: Leo, 2, and newborn Jet, 3 months.
“You guys know that family is the most important thing to me, and we just really felt that moving our entire family across the country right now was not for us,” Carson explained. “Leo’s at an age where he needs consistency and dependability, and he hasn’t had that ever since he’s been born. We’re just really trying to give him that right now.”
Carson shifted to Florida with McAllister and their baby earlier this year, before Jet was born. It was a “hard change,” she stated on Instagram at the time, but “it’s what’s right for us right now.”
Carson also expressed her desire to someday return to DWTS in the statement released on Sunday.
Carson came third with Wayne Brady last season and she revealed her pregnancy with Jet during the semifinals.
“I’m so blessed, and this just felt like a really, really good time to share it,” she stated after successfully performing a paso doble with Brady during the November 2022 episode.