Dancing With the Stars has crowned a new winner— Kellie Pickler!
The country crooner and her pro partner, Derek Hough, took home the coveted Mirror Ball trophy last night during the show’s season finale, beating out the likes of fellow contestants Zendaya, Jacoby Jones and Aly Raisman.
While the “Red High Heels” singer says she’s “overwhelmed” and “speechless” over her win, there was one person who was even more elated than the Season 16 victor— her husband, Kyle Jacobs (below).
“I am absolutely blown out of my mind,” Kellie’s proud hubby tells In Touch. “For a girl who has never danced in her life to win Dancing With the Stars? It's absolutely phenomenal. As her husband I could not be more proud.”
And Kyle can attest to the dedication and hours upon hours of hard work Kellie has put into winning this competition.
“I've seen her feet and it looks like she's walked over hot coals— she really put in a lot of hard work,” he tells the mag. “I fully believe she deserves this, I really do. She has just worked so hard.”
But she’s not done dancing! Kyle tells In Touch that he’s agreed to “man up” and take dance classes with Kellie now that she’s done with the show. “I told him if he didn't take dance classes with me that I was going to have to find a rent-a-husband,” she says, laughing.
But before the couple head back to the ballroom for some fancy footwork of their own, they’re planning on doing something they haven’t been able to do in months— rest.
“We haven't been able to spend much time together for the past two and a half months, so we definitely have a getaway planned and I can't wait,” he admits.
As for Kellie, she’s just soaking it all in. “We have made so many memories out here in this dance floor and in the studio, we've all worked so hard to be here and it's overwhelming but in a great way,” she tells In Touch. “I'm overwhelmed with joy and kind of speechless for the first time— usually I can't be quiet!”
Congratulations to Derek and Kellie on their win— well deserved!