New York (ANI): A representative for Ellen DeGeneres' wife Portia
de Rossi has confirmed that she has turned down hit ABC show"s
'Dancing with the Stars' offer to become half of the series' first
lesbian dancing couple in season 12. "If Portia had agreed then it
would have been a done deal," the New York Daily News quoted
sources as telling popeater.com.
But with Rossi sitting this one out, the show's producers told
the gossip website they aren't hustling to find another same-sex
couple to join the show. "She was the only star that could have
pulled this off without completely offending the program's
conservative viewers," the source added.
ABC approached de Rossi after an Israeli version of the popular
dancing show added a lesbian couple to their lineup. But the show's
producers reportedly don't want to "rush into creating a same-sex
dancing couple just to get attention and publicity."