I seriously could not love Tony The Reporter more. He looks so dapper in a suit and everybody knows and loves him so they're always extra adorable when he's the one asking the questions. The Extra videos take eleven years to fully load, so skip to the youtube ones below if you're short on patience, but Hines is totally snuggling Kym and she puts her head on his chest while he teases her about being "high as a kite."
I also love how much Tony seems to like and respect Hines
Another post-performance interview. Seriously, thank God Kym is high through this press line, because otherwise I don't know how she could stand there and listen to Hines retell the story so many times. He says he can't get the image of how she looked at him after she fell out of his head, but then Kym says "Hines has been everything to me since this happened..." and I'm sure that softens the blow.
This post-results interview is short and sweet! Kym sounds like Kym again and they're grinning away and she still thinks he can do no wrong and he can't take his eyes off her and she's adorably excited about the freestyle and he's totally enabling her squeee and it's just business as usual for Team OTP:
Edit: Oooh, and Hines' latest weekly interblogview thing is up! He doesn't quite manage to out-gush Kym's hearts-n-flowers-n-painkillers post from this week, but she is definitely the New Queen:
Aww, I was just happy we made it through the dance. I mean after seeing Kym get injured like she did, nothing mattered to me except her health. I thought she had broken her neck at first and it really hit me. My first thought was that this competition wasn't worth her future or her life. So when we were able to complete the dance and seeing her go through it after what she went through was overwhelming for me. She has done so much for me and I was just so glad she was OK. I guess I lost it for a moment. She is the best and I am just glad she is OK.
I am actually capable of reading that entire paragraph without hearts-n-flowers-n-diamonds. I am. Because basically if he said anything other than this it would mean he's kind of a horrible jerk, and believe me, we've seen plenty of toolbags on DWTS who wouldn't make the cut. That being said, hearts-n-flowers-n-diamonds.
I am sure my teammates, veterans and rookies alike, appreciate Kym's work ethic like I do.
Dear Steeler Nation: RESPECT. Love, Hines.
My goal coming into it was to just not be the first one kicked off. And honestly, to be doing the types of dances I've been doing and to still be here in the finals speaks volumes of my coach. Kym is amazing and I owe it all to her.
I just love how much of a class act he is, because Kym is one of the classiest pros (in attitude, if not in costume selection) and she deserves only the best. :)
As an aside, today I saw someone on the wild internets say, Can't we just dispense with the rest of the competition and give the MBT to Hines' mama? PRETTY MUCH. She cracked me up so hard in her clips on Monday night.