UPDATED 9/12/18 10:35 a.m. ET: Tinashe confirmed her participation with a message on social media. "The rumors are true!" she wrote on Twitter. "SO EXCITED to be on this season’s Dancing with the Stars!"
Other celebrities competing include DeMarcus Ware, Evanna Lynch, Mary Lou Retton, and more. Check out the unveiling of the cast below:
See below for original story published on 9/10/18.
E! News and Us Weekly are reporting that Tinashe will be competing in the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars. She is rumored to be partnering with Gleb Savchenko, who has yet to finish in first place in his five appearances.
Tinashe’s appearance in the competition comes after releasing her second studio album Joyride in April. Soon after the project dropped, she found herself in a whirlwind romance with Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons that Page Six reports only lasted “a few weeks.” Their breakup resulted in rumors of a love triangle involving herself, Simmons, and Kendall Jenner.
Once those post-breakup rumors died down, Tinashe tried getting the focus back on her music by releasing two singles—“Like I Used To” and “Throw a Fit”—which showed off a different side of the singer, and hinted at a new direction for her going forward.
Tinashe will reportedly be joined this season by Evanna Lynch, who is best known for playing the role of Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter film franchise. Other possible names being thrown around for this coming season of Dancing With the Stars include Juan Pablo Di Pace from Fuller House, comedian Nikki Glaser, and former Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton.
ABC will unveil the entire cast for the 27th season of Dancing With the Stars this coming Wednesday on Good Morning America.