Shark Tank‘s Robert Herjavec is a busy man, which might be the understatement of the century.
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When asked if he had any plans to be on television again with his wife — the two appeared as partners when Herjavec joined DWTS in Season 20 — Herjavec said they were definitely open to the idea.
“I think we’re always looking for opportunities in that area,” Herjavec revealed. “The challenge is, we’re so busy filming Shark Tank and helping some of the people that we’re working with.”
As for babies, well, that also falls under the “challenge” category.
“I think right now we’re struggling with getting the puppy to be house broken properly because Lola, which is Kym’s dog, it was just her and Lola for a long time and then I come into the picture, and Lola is very independent and used to sitting at the table for dinner. I come along and I’m like, ‘Why’s the dog at the dinner table?’ We’re going through that adjustment phase where Lola and I are trying to figure out where the boundaries are, so I think our hands are full with that right now.”
It isn’t just a dog vying for Herjavec and Johnson’s attention. Herjavec is currently starring as one of ABC’s sharks on Shark Tank, which he’s been a part of for eight seasons now.
“Spending that kind of time with the other sharks make me want to drink,” Herjavec joked.
Adding about the deals on the show, “Everything you can possibly imagine [has happened], every iteration of it, every nuance of it, after eight seasons and 200 pitches a year, we’ve seen it all.”
But with Shark Tank has come some great opportunities for good, and Herjavec is also seizing those. He recently partnered with the Astellas Oncology C3 Prize, a challenge for innovators to design nonmedical innovations that will improve cancer care and comfort.
The competition was very personal for Herjavec, who lost his mother to ovarian cancer in 2007.
“It seems like only yesterday my mom passed away. It was such a brutal, painful, life-altering experience for me, and unfortunately, for my mom also,” Herjavec explained. “I just thought this was a great way to get involved. I give Astellas a lot of credit for shining a light on an area of oncology and patient care and just bringing that to the forefront.”
Herjavec said the one thing he was looking for when judging the innovators was impact. “The one thing I’ve learned from the show after eight years: It’s one thing to have a good idea, it’s better to execute and have an impact. And that’s what I was really looking for is ideas that can really help patients and have been tested.”
To find out more about the Astellas Oncology C3 Prize and how you can get involved, visit their website.
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