Even though Melissa Joan Hart has made her exit from Dancing with the Stars (during a double elimination last week), she’s not bitter — in fact, she’s got warm feelings for plenty of the cast! So who’s she rooting for now? “Kelly [Osbourne]. We became good friends, so I’m rooting for her,” Melissa told OK! as Lucky magazine hosted their 6th annual Lucky Shops VIP opening party in NYC.

Joanna [Krupa]’s also a very sweet girl. Mya‘s an amazing dancer,” adds Melissa, “And Donny [Osmond] I’ve known forever and he’s a fantastic performer of course.”


As for any rumors of backstage drama and romance, Melissa insists that everything is quite serene.

“It’s pretty calm back there,” she reveals. “Everyone likes each other. I think now, even since I’ve been gone, it looks like they’ve gotten closer.”

Melissa dished to OK! last week after her elimination, saying her only regret is “I promised my three-year-old [son] I was going to be dancing to the song “Bare Necessities” [from Disney’s The Jungle Book] next week, and that’s not going to happen, so that’s a bummer. But I get to go back home to them!” Melissa lives in Connecticut with husband Mark Wilkerson and their two boys.

Reporting by Eloise Parker

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