Candace Cameron Bure and Danica McKellar Settle Old Score Over Ex-Boyfriend on the 'Dancing With the Stars' Premiere
The 18th season of "Dancing With the Stars" kicked off on Monday night with a star-studded cast that doubled as the most awesome pop-culture convention ever. A "Star Wars" legend, a swimming superstar, and a pair of '90s TV sweethearts were just a few of the famous faces to make their debut on the latest edition of the celebrity ballroom competition.
In addition to the obligatory sequins and spray tans, the season premiere featured a new band, a new set, a new co-host, and a newfangled version of the Skybox. But an old rivalry came in to play for Candace Cameron Bure and Danica McKellar.
The former sitcom stars had a score to settle after Cameron Bure dished that back in the day her old boyfriend, "Growing Pains" star Jeremy Miller, broke up with her so he could date another girl: "I got dumped because he wanted to go out with Danica," the "Full House" star revealed on the "DWTS" premiere.
Neither girl ended up with Miller — Cameron Bure has been married to Russian hockey pro Valeri Bure since 1996, while McKellar split from husband Mike Verta last year — but 25 years later, McKellar still knows how to put on the charm.
When it came time for her dance with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy, the actress really kissed up to the judges. (Well, to judge Bruno Tonioli at least!) The "Wonder Years" star capped off her elegant Foxtrot by planting a smackeroo on the Italian spitfire, and he reciprocated by commending her kissing — and acting — skills. But what about her dancing ability? McKellar scored a round of eights for her polished moves.
In the other corner, Cameron Bure seemingly shocked the judges with her contemporary dance with Mark Ballas. "You are such an incredible dancer!" Carrie Ann Inaba gushed of the lift-heavy routine. "I want to work with you! I want to see it again!" The "Make It or Break It" star beat out her teen rival by one point, with a score of 25. She also joked that if Miller was smart he'd vote for both of his former girlfriends this week.