For the first time in Dancing with the Stars history, a couple is starting a season.Brian Austin Green and his girlfriend, pro Sharna Burgess, performed the foxtrot for their first dance of the competition on Monday during the season 30 premiere. The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum, 48, and mirrorball champion for season 27, 36, received a score of 24 out of 40.Green told the cameras, “I’m doing Dancing with the Stars because of my girlfriend Sharna,” while Burgess said, “I am unbelievably excited to share with him something I love so deeply.
“Green and Burgess have been together for almost a year.”I wouldn’t be surprised if Sharna left me if I screw this up,” he joked.Following the show, the pair discussed their relationship, both on and off the ballroom floor.”We haven’t had a bad moment because our communication is so good, so anything that comes up we discuss,” Burgess told reporters. “But it’s new, so I’m just keeping an open mind and seeing what Brian shows me and what we need as a couple in life and what we need as a partnership on the dance floor and trying to be present through that.””She’s incredible,” Green said of his girlfriend. “She’s been doing it her entire life.
She’s a dancer, and I’m not familiar with it. When we went to rehearse, I made the decision early on to set aside any ego that might arise and simply listen and learn. She’s fantastic.””I think the most difficult thing for us has just been learning the situation,” he went on. “For her, not stepping on my toes. ‘Perhaps I should walk on eggshells and not say this or that,’ she’ll think. We go over everything. So far, I believe it has performed admirably.
I considered myself extremely fortunate with this situation because it could not have turned out any better. The fact that it has is undeniably evidence of love.”Never miss a storey again by subscribing to PEOPLE’s free weekly newsletter, which delivers the week’s top news to your inbox every Friday.
Burgess revealed to PEOPLE in June that dating Green during the COVID pandemic quarantine brought them closer than they could have imagined.”We met at a coffee shop, went on a few dates, and then we were trapped in a house together,” she explained. “I was grateful for that because it allowed us to take our time, which was fantastic.”Meeting Burgess was “an experience I’d never had before in my life,” Green told PEOPLE. Last year, the actor announced his divorce from ex-wife Megan Fox. (Green has three sons with Fox: Noah, 8, Bodhi, 7, and Journey, 4, as well as Kassius, 19, with ex Vanessa Marcil.) “We completely lost track of time on our first date, and the same thing happened the next time. It became noticeably different from anything I’d ever known before “said the father of four children.
“I wasn’t sure what that meant until we kissed, and then it was the attraction plus a whole lot more. It was fantastic. And we do, in fact, share the same moral compass.””Over the last year and a half, going through the divorce, the pandemic, and everything I’ve been through, it really changed my moral outlook on the world,” Green added. Dancing with the Stars airs on ABC on Mondays.
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