Charli D’Amelio on Landon Barker, Kourtney Kardashian’s ‘DWTS’ Support
Charli D’Amelio already relies on Landon Barker for support in the ballroom.
The TikTok star – who appears on Season 31 of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – explained how her boyfriend is ‘excited’ to cheer her on in the competition, along with her dad, Travis Barker, and step- mother, Kourtney Kardashian.
“Landon knows I do this. He is with me every step of the way on this journey. Travis and Kourtney, I told them about it, and they were super excited too,” D’Amelio, 18, told Page Six after the casting reveal on “Good Morning America.”
“I think overall it’s going to be really fun and I have a really good group around me.”
D’Amelio added that Landon, also 18, is “brilliant” at putting her forward.
“I’m glad he’s here to support me,” she said of the “Die in California” singer, who she’s been dating since June.
“He’s excited for me. He’s always super nice and excited whenever I get excited about something.
While Travis, 46, and Kourtney, 43, have never been on the show themselves, their famous family are no strangers to “DWTS.”
Kim Kardashian competed with D’Amelio’s pro partner Mark Ballas on season 7 of the dance competition, while Rob Kardashian was paired with Cheryl Burke for season 13. D’Amelio said she n hadn’t asked any of them for advice yet.
Safe to say, D’Amelio – who has been a competitive dancer for over 10 years – will certainly have no trouble racking up the public votes.
Along with having the support of the Barkers and the Kardashian-Jenner family, she has the most Instagram followers of any contestant at 49.1 million and growing.
Additionally, D’Amelio previously worked with judge Derek Hough for a “Dirty Dancing” tribute during the “Step Into…the Movies” special in March.
Hough also said in a July 2021 interview that he thought D’Amelio would “crush” him in the ballroom.
“I was very lucky to be able to work with Derek for three short days and we were able to do something amazing. And I got to see it and [his sister] Julianne on their tour when I was about 11, so I’ve been a huge fan of him for a very long time,” D’Amelio told Us Thursday.
“Actually, I knew [about doing ‘DWTS’] when we did that [special] and I have to tell him. So, I don’t know if he pulled the strings, but I’m glad I took this little crash course from Derek, because I think it will help me in this competition.
The TikTok star will face off against her mother, Heidi D’Amelio, and stars like Selma Blair, Teresa Giudice, Vinny Guadagnino and Jordin Sparks when the all-new season kicks off on Monday, September 19 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. on Disney+.