Charity Lawson Reacts After DWTS Partner Artem Chigvintsev Tests Positive for COVID

Charity Lawson is sharing her thoughts after her Dancing with the Stars partner Artem Chigvintsev tests positive for COVID, leading to her temporary pairing with dance pro Ezra Sosa.

By Alexandra Bellusci Oct 03, 2023 8:44 PMTags
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Charity Lawson is taking a break from tangoing with Artem Chigvintsev

The Bachelor Nation member will getting a temporary partner on Dancing With the Stars after Artem tested positive for COVID and would be sitting out during the Oct. 3 episode. Instead, Charity will dance alongside Ezra Sosa

"Artem will not be dancing tonight due to COVID," the ABC dance competition wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of Charity and her stand-in partner. "Wishing him a quick recovery! Charity will perform with Ezra for #LatinNight."

Charity seemed to take the news in stride, sharing her support for Ezra has he stepped in to fill Artem's shoes.

"A duo if you ever seen what! "the Bachelorette alum wrote in the comments. "Grateful for @ezra.sosa stepping in and getting the job done!!! Don't miss tonight and make sure to VOTE for me!"

As for Ezra, he chimed in with, "Gonna make you proud Artem! We got this @charitylawson."

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And in this ballroom it's nothing but support, as fellow season 32 cast members commented on the new match up. Ariana Madix remarked, "let's go @charitylawson and @ezra.sosa," and pro Emma Slater wrote, "Get well soon Artem. Ezra let's gooooo!!!!! Can't wait to see you and @charitylawson shine!"

Artem showing his high spirits despite being unable to perform, shared an impassioned plea to his and Charity's fans to keep showing the love.

"The good news is Charity is still performing, she's dancing with an amazing guy Ezra," he shared in a video posted to his Instagram Story. "They are doing an incredible job working really, really hard so please show them all the love and support you can and don't forget to vote and I'll see you soon."


Charity Lawson/ Instagram

As for how Charity and Artem are doing so far? On the season 32 premiere Sept. 26, the duo earned a 22 out of 40 thanks to their rendition of the tango set to Rihanna's "Only Girl (In The World)."

"I quite literally feel like the 'Only Girl' in the world after my debut performance on the season premiere of DWTS!" Charity captioned her Instagram post featuring shots from the ballroom after night one. "What a dream. One thing about me that everyone will learn is that I am: determined. I believe that will carry me. I'm SO grateful for ALL the love and support. We keep climbing and growing from here!!!"

And to meet the Dancing With the Stars season 32 cast, keep reading...

Barry Williams

The Brady Bunch actor will be dancing with Peta Murgatroyd.

Matt Walsh

The Veep alum is paired with Koko Iwasaki.

Mauricio Umansky

The real estate broker—who recently separated from wife Kyle Richards—is partnered with Emma Slater.

Mira Sorvino

The Oscar winner will be dancing with Gleb Savchenko.

Lele Pons

The social media star will be dancing with Brandon Armstrong.

Adrian Peterson

The football player is partnered with Britt Stewart.

Jason Mraz

The Grammy winner is partnered with Daniella Karagach.

Harry Jowsey

The Too Hot to Handle star is paired with Rylee Arnold.

Alyson Hannigan

The How I Met Your Mother alum will be paired with Sasha Farber.

Xochitl Gomez

The Marvel star will be partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy.

Tyson Beckford

The supermodel is paired with Jenna Johnson.

Ariana Madix

The Vanderpump Rules star is partnered with Pasha Pashkov.

Charity Lawson

The Bachelorette star is paired with Artem Chigvintsev.

Jamie Lynn Spears

The Zoey 102 star is partnered with Alan Bersten.

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