Not every partnership on Dancing With The Stars results in a life-long friendship. But reigning champion Daniella Karagach seems to have really bonded with one of her former partners.
And of course, she had a very special message to share with him as he celebrated his birthday this week. Keep reading to see what she had to say.
Daniella Karagach wishes Iman Shumpert a very happy birthday
Daniella Karagach began her time as a professional dancer with Dancing With The Stars during Season 29. But today, she’s getting a lot of really interesting gigs. So You Think You Can Dance even invited her and Pasha Pashkov to choreograph for them.
During Dancing With The Stars Season 29, she competed with the rapper Nelly and they finished in third place.
During Season 30, producers partnered her up with basketball star Iman Shumpert. Few viewers thought they would win when the season first kicked off. But even just halfway through the season, a lot of viewers started to change their minds. They easily took home the Mirrorball Trophy at the end of the season finale.
And today, it seems as if the two still keep in touch. Iman turned 32 years old on June 26 and Daniella just had to wish him well.
“This man right here came into our life not [too] long ago and quickly became family,” the 29-year-old dancer wrote on her Instagram page. He’s one of the kindest, caring and hard working people I know. He loves his family unconditionally and always puts his wife and children first. That’s what I admire most about him. Thank you for being a great dance partner and friend. To more holiday drinks and pumpkin spice🍻Love u dude HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎉 -DJ”
Daniella also uploaded several behind-the-scenes photos documenting their time together. According to the photos, Iman’s wife and kids frequently visited the rehearsal studio. There’s even a photo of Iman and Daniella’s husband Pasha goofing around.
Are you excited to learn that Daniella Karagach and Iman Shumpert are still good friends? Let everyone know what you think in the comments.
What does the future look like for the dancer?
Dancing With The Stars fans fell head over heels in love with Daniella and Iman as a competing duo. They went on to tour together with the rest of the DWTS team.
But sadly, Daniella suffered a pretty serious ankle injury mid-performance. She immediately had to end her tour and spent a lot of time recuperating.
It’s not yet known if the reigning champ will return for DWTS Season 31 this fall. But it seems like she’s healing well and could potentially compete.
For now, fans will just have to sit by and wait for more information. Keep following TV Shows Ace online to keep up with Daniella and the rest of the DWTS crew.
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