Sharna Burgess: I’m not speaking with all my ‘DWTS’ partners

Sharna Burgess’ connections to her past Dancing With the Stars partners haven’t all made it out of the ballroom. The 33-year-old DWTS pro told her Instagram followers she no longer talks to some of the celebrities with whom she has waltzed.

The revelation came during a fan Q&A in the dancer’s Instagram Stories on Sunday, January 6, after someone asked, “Do you keep in touch with your celebrity partners?”

“Some, not all,” Burgess replied. “Go on … guess who I DON’T speak to.”

Since joining the show full-time in season 16, Burgess has been paired with comedian Andy Dick, NFL alum Keyshawn Johnson, figure skater Charlie White, talk show host Tavis Smiley, Army vet Noah Galloway, singer Nick Carter, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, race car driver James Hinchcliffe, bull rider Bonner Bolton, basketball coach Derek Fisher and Redskins cornerback Josh Norman.

Most recently, she took home the mirrorball trophy with radio host Bobby Bones, but she told Instagram fans that the two of them are “even closer” than they were during season 27. “He’s one of my favorite humans, a best friend, family, and a mentor for me,” she raved. “I’m so invested in his happiness and success. I also know how much he just cringed reading this. He isn’t good at receiving love and praise … but he deserves it all the time.”

The Aussie star got especially personal in Sunday’s Q&A after a fan asked what insights she had gained about herself recently.

“Now this is impossible to really answer,” Burgess responded. “But what I can say in short is my whole 2018 was about understanding myself more, why I would make the choices I did, prioritize what I did. Why things [hurt] the way they did and why I felt stuck. In the process of reflection and discovery and healing, the [greatest] gift has been the freedom of negativity, and the presence of so much love and gratitude in my life.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 20: Dancers Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess attend the 'Dancing With The Stars' season 24 premiere celebration at Mixology 101 on March 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Planet Hollywood International)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 22: Bonner Bolton (L) and Sharna Burgess visit 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 22, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 23: Dancer Sharna Burgess (L) and bull rider Bonner Bolton visit Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on March 23, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 23: Dancer Sharna Burgess (L) and bull rider Bonner Bolton visit Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on March 23, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) SIMONE BILES, SASHA FARBER, SHARNA BURGESS, BONNER BOLTON, CHARO, KEO MOTSEPE, LINDSAY ARNOLD, DAVID ROSS, TOM BERGERON, ERIN ANDREWS, WITNEY CARSON, CHRIS KATTAN, ERIKA JAYNE, GLEB SAVCHENKO, HEATHER MORRIS, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, KYM JOHNSON, MR. T, NANCY KERRIGAN, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV, PETA MURGATROYD, NICK VIALL, NORMANI KORDEI, VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, RASHAD JENNINGS, EMMA SLATER
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 20: Dancer Sharna Burgess (L) and model Bonner Bolton attend 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 24 premiere at CBS Televison City on March 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2401' - 'Dancing with the Stars' is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, MARCH 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, SHARNA BURGESS, BONNER BOLTON
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 22: Bonner Bolton (L) and Sharna Burgess visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on March 22, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 27: Bull rider Bonner Bolton (L) and dancer Sharna Burgess attend 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 24 at CBS Televison City on March 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2402' - After showcasing their first dances on last week's exciting season premiere, the celebrities get another chance to impress the judges with a new style of dance, all the while knowing that one of them is going home at the end of the night, based on scores and votes from last Monday, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MARCH 27 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) SHARNA BURGESS, BONNER BOLTON
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 03: Bull rider Bonner Bolton (L) and dancer Sharna Burgess attend 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 24 at CBS Televison City on April 3, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2404' - The 10 remaining celebrities will take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate with a dance to a time in their lives that left a lasting impression, as they commemorate their most memorable year, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, SHARNA BURGESS, BONNER BOLTON
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: Bull rider Bonner Bolton (L) and dancer Sharna Burgess attend 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 24 at CBS Televison City on April 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2404' - The 10 remaining celebrities will take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate with a dance to a time in their lives that left a lasting impression, as they commemorate their most memorable year, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) BONNER BOLTON, SHARNA BURGESS
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 24: Bull rider Bonner Bolton (R) and dancer Sharna Burgess attend 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 24 at CBS Televison City on April 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2406' - The eight remaining celebrities will dance to songs from some of the most popular boy bands and girl groups throughout history, and the men and women will also compete against each other in team dances, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 24 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, SHARNA BURGESS, BONNER BOLTON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2407' - The seven remaining couples are presented with an all-new challenge, as they dance to celebrate 'A Night at the Movies.' One couple will receive immunity; the remaining couples will compete in a Dance-Off; and a double elimination will take place at the end of the night, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, SHARNA BURGESS, BONNER BOLTON
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: Bull rider Bonner Bolton (L) and dancer Sharna Burgess attend 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 24 at CBS Televison City on May 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2406' - The eight remaining celebrities will dance to songs from some of the most popular boy bands and girl groups throughout history, and the men and women will also compete against each other in team dances, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, APRIL 24 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless / ABC Via Getty Images) SHARNA BURGESS, BONNER BOLTON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2407' - The seven remaining couples are presented with an all-new challenge, as they dance to celebrate 'A Night at the Movies.' One couple will receive immunity; the remaining couples will compete in a Dance-Off; and a double elimination will take place at the end of the night, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) SHARNA BURGESS, BONNER BOLTON
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2407' - The seven remaining couples are presented with an all-new challenge, as they dance to celebrate 'A Night at the Movies.' One couple will receive immunity; the remaining couples will compete in a Dance-Off; and a double elimination will take place at the end of the night, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) BONNER BOLTON, SHARNA BURGESS
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 08: Bull rider Bonner Bolton (R) and dancer Sharna Burgess attend 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 24 at CBS Televison City on May 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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