Kate Gosselin‘s fellow hoofers on Dancing with the Stars want to dispel rumors that the mom of eight has alienated the show’s cast, in fact the opposite is true — they’re her biggest fans.
“Kate is awesome! We all love her. She’s so sweet,” Evan Lysacek told E! Online at a Ralph Lauren party thrown in his honor in L.A. last night.
“She was cheering everyone on. She’s working so hard. I know she was nervous last night but she still looked really beautiful.”
And although reality TV’s most famous parent failed to score with the show’s judges, she’s also a hit with pro Mark Ballas. “She’s been kind, sweet and fun,” he says. “She’s a little bit ‘deer in the headlights’ because she’s never danced before, so all of us are here to help.”
So, does Bruno Tonioli take back his criticism of her moves? “I was very honest,” Bruno said. “Kate has a problem because she’s not a performer.”
Meanwhile, Mark is enjoying his partnership with Shannen Doherty.
“She came in and she’s an angel,” he told me. “She’s a sweetheart to me. You know, she’s got balls, but I love that. She knows what she wants. You see the love she had for her father yesterday and it’s really heartwarming.”