Gilles Marini went from wooing Samantha Jones in “Sex and The City” to quickening the pulses of millions – including judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba – on “Dancing With the Stars.” But there’s only one woman for this hunky new star of the ballroom – his wife, Carole.
“We [have had] a very good relationship for 11 years,” Frenchman Gilles told Billy Bush for Access Hollywood and “The Billy Bush Show.” “I think the secret is to really keep it alive in the level of communication and I guess a lot of sex.”
While Gilles steams up the ballroom with partner Cheryl Burke – to the tune of the first perfect score of the season on Monday night – he steams up the bedroom at home with Carole.
“If we don’t do it, something is wrong. We just keep practicing,” he laughed.
But Gilles made sure to clarify to Billy he is not sex mad.
“It’s more like, how do I say it, um… it’s not like, ‘I want to do this!’ It’s like both of us are really happy to go home at night and have fun, you know?” he said.
While Gilles keeps the saucy details of his sex life private, he is gearing up to show more skin on “Dancing.” And, the actor said, he is in top physical condition thanks to the show.
“Because of dancing, I’m in the best shape of my life right now, because of all the cardio we go through and the moves,” he said. “I [have] got muscle where I didn’t have muscle before. It’s exciting because — I can’t say it too much — but next week is the best week I will have on ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ Next week is going to be so entertaining, and you’re going to see a lot of me.”