Charlie, 26, melted our hearts once again when he spoke out about being pitted against Meryl, 27, in the ‘bottom two’ during the semi-finals on Dancing With The Stars.
“The thing is, you don’t know if it’s always the bottom two,” Charlie shared with EOnline. “Honestly to me, that felt contrived. I wasn’t happy that they pitted me against Meryl like that.”
He added, “I think our love triumphs over what makes for an interesting moment. I love that girl. We have been through 27 years [sic] and won an Olympic gold medal.”
Charlie also spoke to Zap2It about what’s next after the final shows next week: “I just bought a house with my girlfriend [Tanith Belbin]. I’m really excited about moving into that. It’s by a river. I’m going to be walking with her and my dog [DJ], beside the river, taking a break. It’s been a crazy year, so it’s time to breathe. I’ll be voting for Meryl now.”
FYI: Charlie and pro partner Sharna Burgess are also pictured below, arriving at the dance studio in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (May 14).