Jason Lewis is a contestant on the 31st season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’.
The actor, who works with pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd, is best known for his role as the caterer who turned Hollywood heartthrob Smith Jerrod into “Sex and the City.” Lewis played the younger love of Kim Cattrall’s character, Samantha Jones, in the HBO hit and two sequels.
Murgatroyd told People she was “out there” excited to hear that she would be partnering with the actor because she is a SATC superfan.
“I’ve seen every episode dozens of times, the movies, I’ve seen ‘And Just Like That,'” said the professional dancer. “I was pretty excited because look at him, number one, the hunk from ‘Sex and the City,’ anyone would give their right arm to dance with him I guess.”
While he was Samantha Jones’ 20-something boy toy on SATC, some DWTS fans may be wondering about Lewis’ real relationship status now that he’s in his early 50s.
According to Us Weekly, around the same time he was on SATC, Lewis was in a serious relationship with actress Rosario Dawson. The two stars dated from 2004 to November 2006 and even lived together for part of that time.
But Lewis found serious love again after meeting actress and producer Liz Godwin at a party in Miami in 2015, according to People. In an Instagram post shared on Valentine’s Day 2020, Lewis revealed he was engaged to Godwin — and had been for a few months.
“On December 27, 2019, I asked the woman of my dreams to marry me…making me the happiest man in the world,” he captioned a photo of his sunset proposal. “I’m excited to take on every ounce of life with you and feel so blessed that you are too ♥ Thank you to all my dear friends who helped in so many ways to make this magical day possible.”
“Cats out of the bag and I’ll spend the rest of my life with this hunk,” Godwin captioned the same photo on her social media page.
In an interview with press reporters after his DWTS casting announcement, Lewis admitted that if it wasn’t for his fiancée, he probably never would have said “yes” to DWTS.
“I’d always said no to it because I saw it as reality TV, and it didn’t matter,” he admitted, per People. “This year, when the offer came in, my fiancé asked me to be a little less cocky and at least watch a show. And so I saw [the] first episode she put on TV, and I was in awe.”
Lewis also revealed that Godwin was by his side during the DWTS trial and was happy to find out who his professional partner was.
“She had her short list of people she really hoped I would end up with and Peta was on it,” he shared. “It was nice because not only did she keep me updated, but also because she has someone to share it with who is really excited. She is such a great support. I love you honey!”
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