Monday, April 23, 2012
Donald Driver's 'DWTS' weapon: His family
By Lynn Hoppes
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver, who has lived in Wisconsin since 1999, has a secret weapon for ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd will dance the foxtrot on Monday's live show.
Driver brought his family -- wife Betina and children Christian (8), Christina (6) and Charity (7 months) -- with him for the two months of the elimination dancing competition.
“I’m truly, truly blessed to have my family by my side," said Driver, who also has his mother and mother-in-law in Los Angeles to help. "I don’t think I would be doing as well as I am if they weren’t out here. It’s been a fun, once in a lifetime experience for all of us.”
On Monday, Driver and partner Peta Murgatroyd, one of the remaining eight couples, will dance the foxtrot. Driver is among the favorites to win the mirrorball trophy, along with opera star Katherine Jenkins, Disney star Roshon Fegan and Latin heart throb William Levy.
Driver said it's been a wonderful experience so far but he doesn't want it to end.
And what does his children think of his dancing?
“My 7-month-old obviously has no clue, but I think my two oldest have a pretty good grasp on the situation," Driver said. "They love the dancing. Their whole life, they’ve known Daddy as a football player. Now they say, ‘Oh, Daddy can dance too!’ They have been picking up some moves from Peta and I and come up with their own routines that are actually pretty good!”