Jaleel White, formerly known as Steve Urkel of Family Matters, has had a rough couple of weeks. After being accused of pushing his ex-girlfriend and baby momma, Bridget Hardy, into a toilet, new reports are saying that White and his Dancing with the Stars partner got into a heated exchange.
People magazine reports that White erupted into a tirade on Kym Johnson, his pro dancing partner. The cause of anger reportedly stemmed from him stepping on her foot during a rehearsal, in which she supposedly had overreacted to the pain. A source told People that Jaleel definitely was out of line. It basically didn't have anything to do with Kym or her foot - he was just stressed out and ready to snap.
White, however, is claiming that the fight rumors between him and Johnson are completely exaggerated. We go to work every day, and there is an alley full of tabloid reporters, explains White. It's not fair to us and that's life, and I hope people can see through it. There's no drama in my life.
Despite reports that pro dancer Mark Ballas got involved in White's outburst, Ballas is calling White's meltdown a fabrication. We're in L.A. man, Ballas tells TMZ as he leaves Hyde night club is L.A. Everything's fabricated.
White's pro partner told People after Monday night's show that This has been a stressful week for us, and people have stressful weeks. [Today] was horrible. I thought we got through it really well, and our dance tonight will show everyone that we really have a great connection.
Their rumba performance on Dancing with the Stars earned White and Johnson a 25/30 score on Monday night. This is a competition and people have to understand that the tabloids, sadly, like to have fun with this show, White told Access Hollywood after their performance. But, these are real lives...Kym and I are fine.