DWTS’ Johnny Weir Gives His Parents the Ultimate Thank You Gift for Their Years of Sacrifice to Get Him to the Olympics

Disney night was an emotional one for Johnny Weir on Dancing With the Stars. In the video package before he took to the ballroom floor to dance the rumba with his professional partner Britt Stewart, he talked about the sacrifices his parents made for him, things like selling their cars, so that they could pay for professional trainers who would help him get to the Olympics.

“Family is very important to me and that’s something that I rarely get to talk about, because I’m commentating on the Olympics, or performing, or wearing crazy outfits that people like to talk about,” Weir told after he danced. “I feel so honored that I was able to present my family in such a true and beautiful way as I did tonight.”

He also revealed that now that he is successful—he is a two-time Olympian and a television commentator—he has returned

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