From the ballroom to the real worldMany of Dancing With the Stars’ celebrity contestants and their professional partners developed strong bonds and friendships throughout the process. Months — and even years — after their seasons concluded, many of these former pairs have continued to be good friends to their one-time dance partner.

Four years after competing on season 24 of the popular dance competition series in 2017, Simone Biles enlisted her former pro partner to help her come up with a gymnastics routine ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. During the fifth episode of her Simone vs Herself Facebook Watch series, which aired in July 2021, the athlete revealed she brought in Sasha Farber to change up her floor routine.

“Usually, I have a different choreographer, but this year I felt like we needed to be a little bit different, spice it up,” Biles explained. “Whenever I worked with Sasha on Dancing with the Stars, we always said, ‘Oh, my gosh, if we could do a floor routine, how cool would that be?’”

Throughout the Facebook Watch episode, Farber expressed his excitement to work with his former partner again. “From the first day to [being] where she is already, I can’t wait to see what it’s like in months to come,” the Australia native said at the time, noting that he hoped to bring out the gold medalist’s “sassy” side in the new routine.