Matthew Morrison was fired as a judge on Fox TV show So You Think You Can Dance last week “after having an inappropriate relationship with a female contestant.”
The contestant spoke to producers about the 43-year-old entertainer after “reaching her through flirty direct messages on social media,” a source told People Tuesday, noting that “they didn’t have sex” and “never met.” “. offset.’
The source told the outlet the contestant “felt uncomfortable with his comment line and went to the producers, who then brought Fox in.”
The latest: Matthew Morrison, 43, was fired as a judge on Fox TV show So You Think You Can Dance last week “after having an inappropriate relationship with a female contestant”. He was pictured in NYC last year
Details: Morrison and his wife Renee Puente, 37, of seven, are parents to two children, four-year-old son Revel James Makai and 11-month-old daughter Phoenix Monroe. They were featured in an Instagram post in March
Morrison “was fired after they conducted their own investigation,” the source said, adding that “it was just news that crossed the line.”
Morrison and his wife Renee Puente, 37, of seven, are parents to two children, four-year-old son Revel James Makai and 11-month-old daughter Phoenix Monroe.
Morrison announced his retirement from his role as judge last week, saying in a statement to the outlet: “After filming the audition rounds for the show and completing the selection of the 12 finalists, I did not follow the competition’s production protocols, which made me prevented from being able to judge the competition fairly.
“Having the opportunity to judge So You Think You Can Dance was an incredible honor for me. It is therefore my deepest regret to announce that I am leaving the show.’
The family could be seen in a group photo Renee posted to Instagram in February
Puente took to Instagram last week with a post titled “GRATITUDE JOURNAL,” accompanied by a shot with Morrison and her son, in which she said she was dealing with a difficult time
The family appeared to be having a blast during a Disneyland trip earlier this month
Morrison earlier this month posted a shot of Puente and her two children after a day at Disneyland
Morrison and his wife Renee Puente, 37, of seven, were photographed in NYC in 2019
The Glee actor added, “I cannot apologize enough to everyone involved and will be with you all to watch what I believe will be one of the best seasons yet.”
Puente took to Instagram last week with a post titled “GRATITUDE JOURNAL,” accompanied by a shot with Morrison and her son, in which she said she was dealing with a difficult time.
“I’m so over the moon and grateful to have an outlet,” she said. “That I have tools to reach for when I feel overwhelmed and feel like I’m sinking to the bottom of the ocean.”
Puente continued, “I’m so grateful that I can have days to play and be happy. When the weight of the world feels too heavy, I can take a step back and remember what really matters…my husband and kids.
Puente said she has a loving and supportive family that “holds on [her] if [she needs] being held,” adding, “I’m alive. Breathing. Pray.’
Puente said staying grateful “for even the smallest things” is key “when life seems really grumpy and the darkness is thick and heavy.⠀⠀⠀
“You can feel shaky and unstable. Then you call on your tribe for help.”
Morrison announced in a statement last week that he was leaving the series
Puente said last week that the key is to remain grateful “for even the smallest things, when life seems really grumpy and the darkness is thick and heavy.” She was featured in an Instagram Stories post in 2019
Short-lived: Morrison’s tenure as a judge on the Fox competition ended quickly
Puente said it’s “damn dark out there right now” and advised others to “do whatever it takes to bring light to earth.”
“Love for those who REALLY GET HURT and compassion in your hearts to hold us all together.”
Morrison, Stephen “tWitch” Boss and JoJo Siwa were the judges for the 17th and current season, which began with a casting episode on May 18th.
FOX told Us Weekly that they “will shortly be announcing a new judge for the next wave of the contest, beginning June 15, which will feature the top 12 in America’s voting.”
In an interview published online by Broadway World last week, Matthew gushed about the show: “I love this show. I kind of feel like from the start, really, really, I kind of grew up with the show in a way.
Matthew said his previous work in Broadway musicals gave him the “credibility” to carry out his duties as a judge.
The actor was spotted with his wife Renee and son Revel James Makai in December 2021
Company: Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss and JoJo Siwa remain judges for the 17th and current season, which began with a casting episode last Wednesday
Sizzling heartthrob: Matthew starred in a 2009 episode of the long-running musical TV show Glee, which made him a star
“I grew up as a break dancer when I was very young and then I moved on to ballet, tap and jazz, and my first roles on Broadway before I started being a leading man were as a dancer. I was in the ensemble and kind of worked my way up the ranks on Broadway. I feel like I studied and trained just like all these people do.
Meanwhile, tWitch rose to fame as a contestant on the series and then gained international recognition as a sidekick on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
After coming runner-up on So You Think You Can Dance in 2008, he returned to swing the program several times before becoming a juror in 2018.
Despite not being on the series for the 2019 season, he was declared a permanent judge for the current run.