Selma Blair departs ‘Dancing with the Stars’ over health concerns related to MS
She will not be on the show in Season 23.Photo: Bob D’Amico/ABC
Dancing with the Stars was supposed to be the happiest news for two people who have been together since the early 1980s.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler of “30 Rock” and “Parks and Recreation” announced on the television show’s website that the couple, who live in Los Angeles, would be getting married in April.
Fey and Poehler were the first celebrity couple to walk away from the NBC dance show, “Dancing With the Stars,” in Season 23, which will feature a new host, the former “America’s Got Talent” contestant Tom Bergeron.
That announcement came after a day of media speculation about their plans and their health, including their fitness routines and whether Fey would be able to walk the dance floor during the competition. Fey and Poehler, who were the first celebrity couple to leave the show in Season 23, have decided to not compete live on the upcoming season.
ABC/NBC, which has run the show since 2004, announced on Monday that it would not be renewing the series for a fourth season. The network will move the show to its sister show, “The Voice,” rather than let the show expire.
“Dancing With the Stars” has been at the center of many celebrity divorces in recent years; in 2010, former “X Factor” host Nicole Scherzinger left her husband, musician Ricky Martin, to be with another man, and in 2011, former “Big Brother” contestant Sharna Newman left her husband, actor Nick Loeb, to be with another man.
Fey and Poehler’s divorce was not reported until May 2011, when they announced that they had decided to separate. Fey later wrote, “I have to say, we decided to separate for a very simple reason: we can’t stay married. We started a marriage and both