Matthew Morrison was fired last week from Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” for having an inappropriate relationship with a female contestant.
A source told PEOPLE on Tuesday that the contestant talked to producers about the 43-year-old entertainer after “contacting her via flirtatious direct messages on social media,” noting that “they didn’t have sex.” relationship” and “never met” offset. ‘
Sources told the outlet that the contestant “was not comfortable with what he said and went to the producers, who then got Fox involved.”
LATEST: Matthew Morrison, 43, was fired last week from Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” for having sex with a female contestant an improper relationship.He was photographed in New York last year
Details: Morrison and his wife of seven years, Renee Puente, 37, are parents of two and son Revel James Makai, 4, 10-month-old daughter Phoenix Monroe.They were seen in a March Instagram post
Morrison “was fired after they conducted their own investigation,” the source said, adding that “it was just information that crossed the line.”
Morrison and his wife of seven years Renee Puente, 37, parents of two, and son Revel James Makai, 4, 10 months The eldest daughter, Phoenix Monroe.
Morrison, who announced his resignation as a judge last week, said in a statement to the media, “After filming the show’s auditions and completing the selection of 12 finalists, my failure to follow the competition’s production protocols has left me with The competition cannot be judged fairly.
“Having the opportunity to be a judge on So You Think You Can Dance is an incredible honor for me. Therefore, I regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show.
In an Instagram post last week titled “GRATITUDE JOURNAL” with a photo of Morrison and their son, Puente said she was dealing with a difficult time
Earlier this month, Morrison posted a photo of Puente and their two children after a day at Disneyland
Morrison and his wife of seven years, Renee Puente, 37, are pictured in New York in 2019
The Glee cast added: “I can’t apologise to everyone involved, I’m going to watch one of the best seasons I know with you guys.”
Puente, who posted a post on Instagram last week titled “GRATITUDE JOURNAL” with a photo with Morrison and their son, said she was dealing with a difficult time.
“I’m so happy and grateful that I have a way out,” she said. “When I’m feeling overwhelmed, like I’m sinking to the bottom of the ocean, I have tools to reach for.”
Puente continued: “I’m so grateful to have days where I can play and have fun, so when the weight of the world feels too heavy, I can step back and remember the things that really matter…my husband and kids.
Puente says she has a loving and supportive family [her] when [she needs] was held,” added, “I’m still alive. breathe. pray.
“Staying grateful for even the smallest things is key,” says Puente, “when life seems really gloomy and dark and thick and heavy. ⠀⠀⠀
‘You may feel wobbly. That’s when you ask your tribe for help.
Morrison announced in a statement last week that he would be leaving the series
Puente said last week that being grateful for “even the smallest things” is key “when life seems really gloomy and dark and thick and heavy”. In 2019, she was featured in an Instagram Stories post
Short-lived: Morrison’s tenure as Fox contest judge ends soon
“It’s too dark outside right now,” Puente said, and advised others to “do whatever you can to bring light to the planet.
“Love those who are truly hurt, and the compassion in your heart unites us.”
Morrison, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss and JoJo Siwa are the judges for season 17 and this season, which begins with the May 18 audition episode.
FOX revealed to Us Weekly that they “will soon announce new judges for the series starting June 15 for the next wave of competitions, including the top 12 performers to vote for America.”
In an interview published last week at Broadway World Online, Matthew gushed about the show: “I love the show. I kind of, from the beginning, really, really, I feel like I’m in a way Growing up with this show.
Matthew said his previous work on Broadway musicals gave him “credibility” to carry out his jury duties.
The actor is seen with wife Renee and son Revel James Makai in December 2021
COMPANY: Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss and JoJo Siwa are still judges for season 17 and this season, which started with last Wednesday’s audition episode
Hot heartthrob: Matthew’s appearance on an episode of the long-running music TV show “Glee” in 2009 made him a star
“I grew up as a break dancer like when I was very young, then I transitioned into ballet, tap and jazz, and my first Broadway role was a dancer before I started starring .. I’ve been in ensembles and have been rising up the Broadway rankings. I feel like I’m learning and training like all of them.
Meanwhile, tWitch shot to fame as a contestant on the series and subsequently gained international recognition as a partner on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
After being runner-up to So You Think You Can Dance in 2008, he rocked the show several times before becoming a judge in 2018.
Although he left the series for the 2019 season, he has been announced as a permanent judge for the competition.