Barbara, 68, knows she has her work cut out for her. “I signed up for hip-hop dancing on my 60th birthday,” she reveals. “I went to three classes, showed the room how not to do it, and I never went back.”
Luckily, she’s secured backing from an experienced dancing partner, pro Keo Motsepe. “Keo’s the man,” she tells Closer, “the angel that believes in me!” Their team name is “Team Sharkeo” this season!
The two have been having a blast getting ready for the season premiere behind the scenes. “Showing my Dancing with the Stars partner @keomotsepe around #NYC before practice! #DWTS #DWTS25 @dancingabc,” Barbara captioned a photo of the two wearing matching Statue of Liberty crowns. And today, she’s more than ready to show fans her dance moves! “Tonight is the night! Watch my debut performance with @keomotsepe tonight on Dancing with the Stars! And remember to VOTE! #TeamSharkeo #DWTS #DWTS25,” she wrote on Instagram.
The motivated mogul promises to give it her all as she tangos her way from the boardroom to the ballroom. “I have a business to run, I’ve invested in 42 Shark Tank businesses, and I have an 11-year-old to raise. Yeah, I’ve got a lot on my plate,” she admits, “but everything waits if you get focused.”
“I’m shoving it all to the side and wishing it luck for the moment, except for my kids,” Barbara confides to Closer. “I need a shrink, but instead I’m going dancing with Keo!” We can’t wait to watch Barbara and Keo in the ballroom starting tonight at 8 p.m. EST on ABC!