Tony Dovolani: I ‘Haven’t Stayed in Touch’ With Kate Gosselin

by | July 16, 2010 at 8:32 AM | Celebrities, Dancing With The Stars, RealityTV, TV News

Former 'DWTS' Partners Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani (Photo: ABC)

Former 'DWTS' Partners Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani (Photo: ABC)


Guess Tony Dovolani won’t be popping by Kate Gosselin’s place in Wernersville, Penn. over the the summer.

The ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ pro famously clashed with the reality mom on the reality competition’s tenth season — and now, almost three months after the low-scoring Gosselin was booted off the show, they’ve totally drifted apart.

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“I’ll be honest,” Dovolani, 36, told UsMagazine.com at Wednesday’s ESPY Awards red carpet in L.A.. “I actually haven’t stayed in touch with her, she hasn’t stayed in touch with me.”

During one heated ‘DWTS’ rehearsal, Dovolani brought Gosselin, 35, to tears and told her “I quit,” although he later publicly apologized. (Insiders told Us in March that he couldn’t “wait to get rid of her,” and loudly complained to producers about how “impossible” Gosselin was to work with.)

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“I needed a break,” Dovolani added Wednesday. “I got a break with my family, and she’s not someone I worry about. I am more concerned with my own family,” the father of three added.

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Dovolani gushed that his summer has “been incredible! I’ve been playing in a lot of golf tournaments and teaching dance…I’ve been recuperating from the season.”

He had one celeb on his wish-list for ‘DWTS’ eleventh season: “Anna Kournikova!”

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