In the fall of 2021, JoJo was the first contestant on Dancing With the Stars to dance with a same-sex partner. On the show, she was paired with Jenna Johnson. When JoJo’s journey on the show first started, Kylie was very supportive and showed her love on social media before the live shows and during rehearsals.
But by the middle of October, JoJo and Kylie’s relationship was over. Their breakup was made official on October 20, but fans had started to wonder if something had happened in the days before that. On Oct. 9, JoJo wrote on Instagram, “This week of my life has taught me SO much.” “Be in the present. Laugh any way you can. Do whatever you need to do to be happy. Even though this life has been one of the hardest parts of my life for so many different reasons, it’s also been one of the best. JoJo also told UsWeekly at the time that something hard was going on in her personal life, but she didn’t say anything more about the split.
JoJo didn’t say anything about the breakup in public until she went on Paris Hilton’s podcast, This Is Paris, on November 2. “I haven’t said anything official or public about this yet, but we broke up,” JoJo said. “She is still my best friend, though. Yesterday, I talked to her. She got a new puppy recently. She’s great.” She also said, “We are both so young—she is 17 and I am 18—and we are best friends. I’d take a bullet for her, and I’m sure she’d do the same for me. Right person, wrong time, to be exact.”
JoJo said that “busy schedules” were the reason for the breakup. “I’m glad I remember all the good times and nothing bad,” she said. “Right person, wrong time” is what a cheesy person would say, but it’s true. I hate cheesy sayings, but they’re true.
Is They Are Still Dating Together?
JoJo announced on the Rachel Uncensored podcast at the beginning of April 2021 that she was no longer single. Siwa said, “We’re not single.” “And I say “we” because it’s me and all of my different personalities. I’m not single and I don’t want to go out and meet people. I am a loyal lady.”
Fans began to think that she was back with Kylie, even though she didn’t say who her “exclusive” partner was at the time. In another interview at the end of the month, she kept talking about how much she loved her girlfriend and said she would tell the world who she was one day. She also said that her relationship at the time was still long distance.
At the beginning of May 2021, JoJo and Kylie seemed to confirm that they were back together when they walked hand in hand at Disney World. Then, on May 5, JoJo posted a picture of them kissing while they were on the trip. “If you love something, let it go, and if it comes back, it was meant to be,” she wrote in the photo’s caption.
Then, in mid-May, JoJo went on and on about the relationship in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. She said, “I’m very happy and lucky to be loved.” “I think one of the best things about it is that it’s been so honest. I think I’ve done that in the past when I tried to be someone I wasn’t. But this is so pure and honest and so real that I/we feel like we got it right.”
In June, the judge from “So You Think You Can Dance” talked about what she and Kylie have changed to make things work this time. JoJo said, “We’re still learning, setting new boundaries, letting old ones go—all the usual things.” JoJo and Kylie have been seen together a lot since they got back together, including at a Pride Month party in June.