Daniella Karagach In Tears Ahead Of ‘DWTS’ Premiere, Why?

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The Dancing With The Stars Season 32 season premiere is just around the corner, so why can’t pro dancer Daniella Karagach stop crying?

The Season 30 champion is partnering with singer Jason Mraz this year in hopes of taking home the Mirrorball Trophy. Many eager DWTS fans believe they could easily make it to the final four if they don’t win the entire competition.

But as the couple rehearses for the season premiere, Daniella struggles to keep the tears back. What’s going on with the professional dancer?

Daniella Karagach is sorely missing one special person while at work

Dancing With The Stars Season 32 will be Daniella Karagach’s fourth season with a celebrity partner. In the past three seasons, she made it to the final four twice. Once she even won the Mirrorball Trophy with NBA star Iman Shumpert.

While many fans suspect Jason Mraz and Daniella have a great shot at winning, she’s dealing with some major adjustments at home right now.


Jason Mraz and Daniella Karagach from Instagram DWTS Season 32
Daniella Karagach/Instagram

Shortly after DWTS Season 31 concluded, Daniella and her husband and fellow pro dancer Pasha Pashkov announced they were expecting a baby. The couple found out they were pregnant very early in the season and kept the news a secret until the competition ended.

Nikita Sofia Pashkova was born on May 30, 2023. Fans who follow the couple on social media know that they call their daughter “Kita” for short.

After giving birth, Daniella seemed ready to get back into the ballroom. Many other dancers frequently take the next season off after having a baby, but she felt ready. Or, so it seems.


Daniella Karagach, Pasha Pashkov, and Nikita Pashkova from Instagram
Daniella Karagach/Instagram

Daniella has also revealed to her social media followers that she’s having a very difficult time being away from her baby daughter during long rehearsal days.

“Literally can’t stop crying,” the professional dancer shared on her Instagram stories just ahead of the Season 32 cast reveal. “Leaving my baby girl for the first time and my heart is quite literally about to break.”

The couple puts on a brave face ahead of the competition

Fortunately, Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov are incredibly close with their family members. It’s highly likely that they leave baby Kita with a trusted family member while they’re required to be in the studio.

Pasha is quieter about his feelings on social media, but it’s likely he feels torn too. But the Dancing With The Stars cast also has plenty of other busy parents, so Daniella and Pasha are at least in good company.

Are you excited to see Daniella Karagach and Jason Mraz compete for the Mirrorball Trophy? Do you think they have a shot at the championship? Leave your thoughts in the comments, and stay tuned for more DWTS updates.

The DWTS Season 32 premiere kicks off on Tuesday, September 26, at 8 PM on ABC. Don’t miss out!

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