Lindsay Arnold has been friends with Jenna Johnson since she was in elementary school — so it’d be an understatement to say that she was upset over Jenna and her partner Jake T. Austin being eliminated from Dancing With The Stars.
“Last night was honestly one of the first eliminations where I felt like I had no idea who was going to go home. The first week is always so tough, because everyone is doing the best they can, but you don’t necessarily know how they’re coming off to the viewers. It’s hard to gauge that the first week,” the 22-year-old dancer shared with ET.
She added, “Seeing Jake and Jenna go was really tough, because Jenna is one of my closest friends (we’ve been friends since kindergarten and dancing together forever!), and this is her first season as a pro, but they did their absolute best. You never know the true reason for the week one couple that gets eliminated because there’s so little time for them to really show America who they are and what they’re going to bring to the competition.”
Lindsay continued, “It’s tough as a pro not to take things too personally, because it becomes your entire life. When Jenna gets back to L.A. — she was whisked away to New York to film Good Morning America immediately after eliminations — I know we’ll actually be able to sit down and talk more about it.”