DWTS Season 16: Ann Romney Declines

Ann Romney on DWTS: Producers can't reach a deal with Mitt Romney's wife for Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars.

Ann Romney in casual attire gives a speech.

Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) returns for Season 16 on March 18, 2013. Producers have yet to finalize DWTS' Season 16 cast, but you'll be surprised who producers put on the short list: Ann Romney. Yes, Ann Romney on DWTS. Sources for TMZ say Ann Romney was "very interested" in appearing as a contestant on the wildly popular celebrity dance show. (Note: We use the term "celebrity" here in the lightest way possible).

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Unfortunately, Ann Romney rejected the offer to appear on Season 16 of DWTS. Said TMZ, "Sources connected to the show tell us… 'DWTS' honchos approached Ann about the gig just after her hubby lost the election and she was 'very interested.' You may recall, Ann showed up at last season's finale and gushed that she was a big, big, fan." TMZ goes on to report that money might have been an issue since producers could not come to an agreement with Ann Romney for her DWTS deal.

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It's not clear why Ann Romney declined to appear on DWTS in March 2013, but the language TMZ used makes it seem as though the deal breaker could have been financial compensation for Ann. It sounds odd, given Mitt Romney's estimated $250 million net worth, but we couldn't think of another reason for her decline. Since Ann's a "big, big fan" of DWTS, what's keeping her from saying yes?

We admit we're bummed; watching Ann Romney on DWTS would have been a lot of fun.

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Comments on "Ann Romney on DWTS : Producers can't afford Mitt's wife?"

Jane January 20, 2013 | 1:35 PM

Mrs. Romney does have Multiple Sclerosis. People with disabilities do not expect pity. However, you should have some understanding and acceptance of all people, even those with disabilities. Who cares what someone's monetary worth is in society. We are all given the 'freedom' to earn our keep in society. We are all human beings made in God's image trying to make a difference in society and to help others. Let us all start the New Year by trying to be more accepting of all individuals, measure the words we speak in public, and be more sensitive and positive when we speak to and about others. Thank you.

MominMich January 15, 2013 | 4:07 PM

She's had cancer, and MS, but most of all, she's way too classy for DWTS.

Joyce Nichols January 15, 2013 | 12:45 AM

She is a beautiful classy lady. I don't know if she has MS but I'll bet she's studied dance or would not have considered being on DWTS. She looks pretty terrific for having so many children. I would have enjoyed watching her.

Deb January 14, 2013 | 11:04 PM

I am so glad Ann Romney is not gracing us with her presence on DWTS. This past election year was so long and so full of mudslinging and just overall depressing behavior from both parties that I don't want to be reminded of it when I watch such a great show like DWTS. The incredible talent,music and overall production value of this show is phenomenal and doesn't need "controversial" talent to reel in viewers (at least in my simple mind).

Connie Ruby January 14, 2013 | 10:56 PM

I saw way too much of her during the losing campaign..she is not smart enough to learn how to dance.

Mindy January 14, 2013 | 10:41 PM

If Ann Romney truely has Multiple Sclerosis, the producers should have realized that the training and competition would be much too strenuous for her to endure for a lengthy period of time.

chandra January 14, 2013 | 7:08 PM

Thought she had M.S.Think that was all a ploy for pity anyway.

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