Is Carrie Ann Inaba Married?
Carrie Ann Inaba is flourishing. The Dancing with the Stars judge just snagged a new gig on CBS’s hit daytime talk show The Talk, and she’s slated to return to the long-running dance competition show when it premieres for Season 28 in Fall 2019. Since she first stepped into the spotlight on DWTS back in 2005 –Inaba has always had a sunny and charming disposition, sharing feedback and praise with the contestants. Prevention Magazine has called her judging style, “warm, cheerful, and empathetic.”
Inaba has been in the entertainment industry for many years starring in movies like Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and taking on guest-hosting spots on shows like The View and Live With Kelly!. While many celebrities have been careful and guarded about their personal lives, the former backup dancer for Madonna has always been an open book about her love life and romances. Is Carrie Ann Inaba married?
Carrie Ann Inaba is single and loving it
Carrie Ann Inaba is not married, but she has been engaged before. In 2017, she was engaged to actor Robb Derringer. She told People of their first magical and romantic date,
As a young girl, I had always dreamed about going on a date like the first date I shared with Robb. Somehow, he instinctively knew what that was and went to great lengths to surprise me with the most romantic night ever. I could see then how pure of heart he was and how generous and caring his soul was. Everything about the evening felt so ‘right’. There was an ease and an authentic familiarity. We talked about everything under the stars … even marriage. There was a strong sense of destiny that night, and I think I knew then, deep in my heart, that he and I were going to be together forever.
The pair were engaged just nine months after that fateful first date, but unfortunately called it off sometime later, In Sept. 2017, Inaba wrote on Instagram “Just when I think I’ve learned the way to live, life changes.” Though her relationship with Derringer didn’t work out — Inaba has always remained open to love.
Another past engagement
The end of Inaba and Derringer’s relationship was not the DWTS judge’s first broken engagement. In 2011 she was engaged to Jesse Sloan, an accountant who proposed to her on Live! With Regis and Kelly. Though the pair began planning a seaside wedding, things just didn’t work out. In September 2012, it was reported that Inaba and Sloan “decided early in the summer to break off their engagement and have remained friends.”
Carrie Ann Inaba the cougar
The Talk co-host has jokingly called herself a cougar. From 2006 to 2008 she dated dancer, Artem Chigvintsev, who is 14 years her junior. The former couple met on the set of So You Think You Can Dance. Though their relationship eventually fizzled, Inaba told People how much she still adores the Russian native. She said, “[He’s] a fine gentleman. I have never gone out with somebody that grounded, always ready to talk it out. I’m very happy for him and the success he’s having.”
For Inaba remaining open to love has been the key to happiness.
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