Dancing With the Stars Season 19 is underway and the new judge on the panel happens to be dancing pro Julianne Hough, but during a recent interview, she revealed some personal information about a contestant that has nothing to do with the show.
Hough was discussing Mean Girls star and DWTS contestant Jonathan Bennett (who is paired with professional dancer Allison Holker) during an interview on Extra with host Mario Lopez on Thursday, Sept. 18, when she accidentally outed Bennett.
Hough begun recalling a story from her past about how she wanted to date Bennett, saying, “[Bennett] tweeted me last year and said, like, I had a nice butt, but he also tagged my trainer. And so I was like, ‘Oh, he’s hitting on me. I should try to go on a date with him.'”
“What happened?” Lopez asked.
“He’s gay,” Hough responded. “So, I was like, that’s not gonna work.”
The thing is, while sexuality should not be something that we are afraid of sharing, Bennett has never publicly come out as a gay man and he and his rep have still declined to comment on Hough’s slipup.
Blogs have previously questioned Bennett’s sexuality and according to Out magazine, the actor was once romantically linked to Kyle XY heartthrob Matt Dallas. Although nothing is confirmed, it’s really his business whether he wants to be publicly out or not.
Although, the Cheaper by the Dozen 2 actor has decided to share another message via Twitter recently.
— Jonathan Bennett (@JonathanBennett) September 22, 2014
You can watch Bennett and Holker performing the cha-cha on DWTS on Monday night’s show.