A source tells Us that Evans has decided to leave ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” for personal reasons.
“She is in the middle of a nasty divorce and it is too much for her to keep going,” says the source.
When Us spoke to Evans on October 10, the singer gave no indication that she was even considering dropping out or that a divorce was imminent.
“I feel so loved and adored by my fans, and they know how hard I am working and how much this means to me,” she told Us. “ [My husband] is amazing, he loves it. He just thinks it is amazing to watch the transition of someone who had never danced before to someone who is really enjoying dancing, so he finds it phenomenal.”
The announcement of Evans abrupt departure has left her fellow contestants and judges saddened by the news.
“If it is true, it is too bad because dance has a really healing quality to it as well, and I think the family of DWTS could be a great support system for her,” says Dancing with the Stars judge, Carrie Ann Inaba. “I watch them care for each other and sometimes it is good to be around people who care about you and I think that would be good for her. But she has to take care of herself and take care of her life, and I?m sure she is making a good decision for herself. We will all support her.”
When asked about her departure, an ABC rep declined comment.