Announcement: My Professional Partner on DWTS is…

Drumroll, please!

I am so excited to announce that I am being paired up with a professional dancer named Mark Ballas again!  I couldn’t be more thrilled with this news!

As you may remember from my last season, Mark and I were a pair before.  By the time I met him, he had already won Dancing with the Stars twice—with Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi in Season 6 and Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson in Season 8. No pressure!!

Back then, I feared he’d be upset at being paired with such a newbie.

“I hope you have a lot of patience,” I said, “because I don’t know how to dance.”

That’s when he showed me a tattoo on his forearm. It said, simply, “patience.”

Immediately, I knew the producers had matched me with the right person in terms of personality. Mark was awesome! He wasn’t frustrated because I had no experience. Instead, he just took it from the top. I honestly think he could sit there all day and explain things to people, over and over again. He didn’t lose his temper, he didn’t make me feel stupid, and he really made it fun. If I ever got too upset at not “getting” a move, we’d take a break.

It was a pretty successful pairing, because we made it all the way to the end.  Mark, I am honored to be paired with you again!  I love you like a brother, and I can’t wait to see if we can’t bring home that mirror ball trophy this time around!

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  • Yvonne

    Hey Bristol,
    I am so excited you are back on Dancing With The Stars with Mark. You 2 can win it this time. Stay strong and don’t listen to the Haters.

  • Debbie

    So happy for you! You will do great. I enjoyed watching you last time. Mark is great so nice you get to dance together again!!

  • Sharon

    Can’t wait!! So excited for you!!

  • Cathy Jennett

    I am so happy you were partnered with Mark again. It looked like you had a good chemistry with him last time, and I could tell he was happy and proud when you did well, and you really did well last time. God Bless you and have a good time. I’ll be watching and rooting you on.

  • Amanda Stipanovic

    Go Bristol! You’re going to be great! I’m cheering for you!

  • http://twitter Elwanda Burrell

    We need to get our voting fingers ready to vote for Bristol and Mark…….all my votes go to Bristol and Mark!!!

  • Scruffer

    Well, here comes gold medalist Bristol Palin!
    Girl, I’m so proud of you – hopefully this time you’ll lose some weight, right?!!

  • LR

    Dance your socks off for me and for all the single Mom in the world!

  • SueinCali

    And here come the haters…right on cue. They love your mom Soooo Muuchh! They just cant get enough of the Palins. Too bad these are the people who get their news from Stewart and find out about current events from Conan. Hatin on the Palins is so…yesterday!

    Go for it Bristol! So glad you got paired with Mark again! You did a fabulous job before..this time you’ll go all the way to the end. Try to ignore the haters…they lead such empty lives that hating on you and your mother is all they have to look forward to. It’s hard, but I pray that they find some true meaning in their lives.

  • Bree Merr

    WL and others like you,

    Bristol will be dancing while you continue to whine and fuss over every little percieved thing. Jealousy is not healthy. If writing a book, having a show, or dancing on Tv is something you can’t do then try to learn to fly a kite or something!!! It will help you a lot.

  • Bree Merr

    I know you can’t help it WL, the more you think you are “explaining” w/ your huge amt. of “knowledge” the more jealousy oozes out of you, and sadly you don’t have a clue about what we all see.

  • sodakhic

    Better get your shotgun out wl after Bristol survives every round. Love it.

  • WL

    So Bree how do you feel about the Palins having someone write this blog pretending to be Bristol? You don’t have a problem with that? You don’t have a problem with Bristol using her young done to make money? You think that’s admirable?

  • WL

    Probably the best you can hope for soda is that her time on DWTS lasts longer than Lifetime had to run her (worst ever) reality show.