The “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom will be graced with extra sparkle and fierceness during Monday’s premiere.
According to Leah Remini (who is competing on the show with pro partner Tony Dovolani), her longtime good friend Jennifer Lopez will be in the audience for support!
“She is [coming],” Leah told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson at her rehearsal alongside Tony on Friday, when asked if J.Lo would be attending any shows.
And, the superstar singer/dancer had some encouraging words for Leah, after the former “King of Queens” actress admitted she’s feeling nervous about her “Dancing” debut.
“I can’t tell you on camera what she told me when I told her I’m scared – I’ll tell you off camera!” Leah – who was sporting wedge sneakers from J.Lo’s clothing line – said with a smile. “It made me laugh and I was like, ‘You’re right.’”
Thanks to Jennifer’s encouragement, Leah feels more prepared for Monday night’s show.
“She was gonna come the first night and then I tried to talk her out of it – and I’ll tell you what she said after that – and I was like, ‘I’ll see you Monday,’” she said.
Watch Leah and Tony take on the foxtrot when “Dancing with the Stars” Season 17 premieres on Monday at 8/7c on ABC.