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Keo Motsepe might not have walked away with the mirrorball trophy this season — that went to Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev! — but it surely seems like his time on Dancing With the Stars was a profitable one in spite of everything.

Fans could not appear to include their pleasure late Wednesday when information broke that the 31-year-old professional dancer is courting Chrishell Stause. The Selling Sunset star, 39, competed with Gleb Savchenko, whereas Keo was paired with actress Anne Heche.

“Chrishell and Keo have been seeing each other for a couple of weeks now, and haven’t been shy about showing PDA in front of the other Dancing with the Stars cast members,” a supply advised ET. “Everyone has been so supportive of their relationship. Things have been heating up and they’re very into each other.”

Between Dancing With the Stars and Selling Sunset, the highlight has positively been on Chrishell this 12 months, however now it is time to shed some mild on her new beau. Here’s seven issues it’s possible you’ll not learn about Keo, the man who’s already promised to “always make [her] smile.”

1. He’s been a ballroom star lengthy earlier than he joined DWTS.

Keo, who has been dancing since he was 11 years outdated, made historical past in 2014 by turning into the dance competitors present’s first Black professional dancer. Throughout the 9 seasons he is competed on DWTS, he is been paired with celebrities like Lolo Jones, Jodie Sweetin, Chaka Khan and Evanna Lynch. He has but to win the mirrorball trophy, however we might positively see one in his future!

Prior to becoming a member of the present, Keo had already made a reputation for himself as a global Latin ballroom dancer representing South Africa. He was additionally featured on the worldwide Latin dwell dance present Burn The Floor.

2. He’s a South African prince.

Born in Pretoria, South Africa, Keo (full identify: Keoikantse Motsepe) confirmed in a 2016 interview with NPR that he’s type of a giant deal again in his residence nation.

“I am a prince, yes sir, from my dad’s side,” he shared. “My grandpa was a prince of a province back in South Africa. My dad declined the position and gave it to my uncle, his younger brother. But because I’m my dad’s only son, I became a prince.”

3. Dance is not his solely ardour.

Keo can also be a author and singer, with a powerful love for Broadway and all-things theater. Before the coronavirus pandemic turned our world the other way up, Keo was forged as Babylonian King Xerxes in Esther, The Heart of a Queen. The dance musical additionally tapped fellow DWTS professional Sharna Burgess for the lead function of Esther.

4. He likes to prepare dinner.

When he isn’t busy dancing, you possibly can doubtless catch Keo within the kitchen, working his magic. The multi-talented heartthrob can also be a superb prepare dinner, and loves sharing recipes with followers. If you’ve got been eager to study extra suggestions and methods on tips on how to put collectively superb meals for family members, you should definitely comply with Keo on Instagram (@keo_mostepe) and tune into a few of his cooking livestreams.

5. He’s a fan of Selling Sunset.

Yep, similar to the remainder of us, Keo has been binge-watching the hit actuality sequence throughout quarantine. The Netflix present options his woman, Chrishell, alongside along with her fellow actual property brokers from the Oppenheim group like Christine Quinn, Mary Fitzgerald, Heather Rae Young and Amanza Smith.

Keo’s additionally been watching Designated Survivor and finds himself consistently jamming out to Michael Bublé and JP Cooper nowadays.

6. Traveling brings him pleasure.

One of the issues Keo is most trying ahead to post-COVID-19 is touring. Some of the locations on his listing (and his favourite locations to discover!) embrace Tulum, Japan, Bora Bora and the Maldives. 

7. He loves giving again.

If you did not have already got sufficient causes to like him, you may certainly fall for his coronary heart of gold! Keo has already achieved a lot through the years, however one dream he nonetheless hopes to make a actuality is to finish homelessness. Through his philanthropic initiative Thank the Angels, he and his superstar associates assemble present baggage full of blankets, garments, toys and meals to offer out to the homeless communities and shelter houses in Los Angeles. 


While talking with ET again in September, Chrishell revealed that she was warming as much as the concept of getting again into the courting recreation following her highly-publicized break up from Justin Hartley. The two tied the knot in 2017, however the This Is Us star filed for divorce final November. 

“I’m in a really positive space,” Chrishell advised ET on the time. “It feels like it’s just an important time to say yes to things, because you don’t know how short life is. You don’t know how long you’re going to be here. You’re not promised anything, so if this year has taught me anything, it’s just — even if it scares you, just say yes, dress up, show up, get out there.”

Shortly after Chrishell and Keo confirmed their romance with lovey dovey pics and movies posted to social media, the 2 each appeared on an Instagram Live (individually) with Kaitlyn Bristowe and her boyfriend, Jason Tartick. The new couple could not appear to assist themselves from gushing over one another whereas chatting with Kaitlyn and Jason about their thrilling information.

“I’m grateful. I had the best experience [on DWTS] but this to me is the coolest thing,” Chrishell marveled. “I knew from my dance work I wasn’t going to win a mirrorball from the beginning. But to have this come from it, I’m just very smitten.”

In his personal look, Keo confessed, “I’m blushing, by the way.”

“The most important thing for me is her,” he mentioned. “It’s the love that we received and everything that’s more of a bonus, and as long as she’s happy [we’re good].”

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