Ann and Mitt Romney. (Photo credit DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Catalina Camia, USA TODAY
Ann Romney doing the cha-cha and quick step for the Disco Ball trophy? Alas, the wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney reportedly won't be competing on Dancing with the Stars.
TMZ, the gossip website, reports Ann Romney was approached about joining the ABC competition show after Mitt Romney was defeated by President Obama. Ann Romney proclaimed herself a "huge fan" of DWTS after being spotted at last season's finale with a daughter-in-law and granddaughter.
An unnamed Romney spokesperson told TMZ that Romney "was approached, but she declined."
Ann Romney was her husband's not-so-secret weapon in the 2012 presidential campaign, often doing solo campaign appearances and interviews where she helped humanize the former Massachusetts governor. She had her own star turn as a prime-time speaker at the Republican National Convention last summer, plus appeared as a guest host on ABC's Good Morning America in the final weeks of the campaign.