(LOS ANGELES) — It looks like Ann Romney’s dancing partner will still only be her husband, recent Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Despite an offer from Dancing with the Stars to compete for the Mirror Ball trophy during the upcoming spring season, she turned the show down.
A Romney adviser confirms to ABC News that Ann was approached by the ABC series and that she declined the offer. The news was first reported by TMZ.com.
The adviser notes that Romney “loves to dance” and is a “fan of the show.” She went to last season’s finale with her son Matt as former TV personality Melissa Rycroft won, claiming the title of Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars champion over former Olympic athlete Shawn Johnson.
TMZ reported the one-time potential first lady “seriously considered” the offer, but the adviser says she only did so in the context of her love of dance and the show. The adviser added that the phrase “seriously considered” is an exaggeration.
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