Edyta Sliwinska Tweets Over Quitting "Dancing With the Stars"
"Dancing's" sexiest dancer explains her exit.
Edyta Sliwinska was THE reason any heterosexual male in American has ever watched "Dancing With the Stars." Sliwinska has been a series staple since season one in 2005, always the sport when it came to left-footed celeb partners and itsby-bitsy glitter costumes (seriously, even my mom had a girl crush). But Edyta has announced her departure from "Dancing With the Stars" -- and it's not for the reasons you're hearing.
After 10 seasons on "Dancing With the Stars," Edyta Sliwinska says it's time to move on. "I decided it's time to move on with my life," Sliwinska tweeted Monday, "[to] pursue other projects and finish school." Sliwinska is studying media and communication at UCLA this summer -- "not dance as TMZ quoted," she says.
The Poland native continued, saying that despite the rumors, she and the producers of "Dancing With the Stars" did not fall out over the way they cast her and her partners (rumors also suggested that Sliwinska was upset about how "DWTS" rarely cast her husband, Alec Mazo, in a steady role). Here's what Edyta said about the rumors:
"I never said anything about 'major disagreement with production' of DWTS. We have different views but that's about it. I'm grateful to the show but my life can't be limited to 'DWTS.' I hope you understand. Please know that you guys, the audience was the best part of the experience."
Late Tuesday night Edyta tweeted in response to fan support, "Thank you everyone for such a nice response. I knew you will understand. My life [is] very different at the moment. I spend whole day studying. Feels great to learn new things. It was always important for me to develop both body and mind. Balance is a key."
Besides school, think the 29-year-old has babies on the brain? Or will Playboy come calling now that almost-edible Edyta's a free agent? TMZ's reporting that Sliwinska remains under contract with "Dancing With the Stars," so we could see her make appearances on season 11, or return for future seasons. In the meantime, we'll miss you, Edyta! If you leave her a (positive) comment below, we'll tweet it to her! (Flip through the slideshow of our fave "Dancing" pros!).