Bonner Bolton Asks Normani Kordei On A Date: Inside The ‘DWTS’ Romance No One Saw Coming

Bonner Bolton may be single, but he’s ready to mingle — and it’s not with his Dancing with the Stars partner Sharna Burgess. In a new Facebook Live interview with Entertainment Tonight, Bolton revealed that he has his eye on DWTS frontrunner Normani Kordei. Bonner even said he’s planning to ask the Fifth Harmony star for her number.

Bonner told ET he likes a girl who’s “outgoing, got a lot going on for herself” but “not too into herself,” and she has to be “independent” and “positive and beautiful on the inside and out.”


While Bonner made it clear that his relationship with Sharna “never crossed the line of dating,” he did admit he would love to go out with Normani.

“You know what, I love that girl,” Bolton said.

“She is just so beautiful inside and out…She is such a sweetheart and [was] an encouragement to me the whole time I was there. …I think she is a beautiful lady, and if she asked me out on a date, I would sure enough go.”

Bolton then looked into the camera and asked Kordei if she would go on a date with him, adding that it would be “an honor” to take her out. Bolton also revealed that he never had a chance to get Normani’s number before he was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars, but he hopes to get it on finale night.

“I wanted to get her number after the dance the other night, but I had to get out of there so fast for the flight to New York, because I got kicked off the show,” Bolton said.

“I didn’t even have a chance to say goodbye to her. I’ll get to see her at the finale for sure. I would like to [ask for her number] in person, if I get to.”

You can see Bonner talking about Normani in the video below.


While she hasn’t responded to his date invite yet, it’s a pretty good bet that Kordei will give Bolton her digits. On Monday’s Dancing with the Stars, Normani revealed she has a bit of a crush on the 29-year-old pro bull rider. Bonner even made a cameo in Kordei’s Southern-themed trio dance with DWTS pros Val Chmerkovskiy and Alan Bersten.


When she was recently asked to describe her “ideal southern gentleman,” Normani had a one-word answer:Bonner,” she said, according to Entertainment Tonight. In fact, the Fifth Harmony singer told Hollywood Life she’s very attracted to Bonner.

“I think he is a very attractive young man,” the 20-year-old singer said. “I do! And us Texans have to stick together! You know, I am from Texas; he’s from Texas; so I will blame it on that!”

On her Dancing with the Stars blog for Hollywood Life, Kordei revealed she was sad to see her crush leave the show.

“When it came to the trio dance, Val brought up having Bonner be a part of it in rehearsal,” she wrote.

“I was like ‘Ok, let’s run with it!’ He was joking but I was as serious as a heart attack about it… I He’s a Texas boy, I’m a Texas girl so it kind of just worked out. My heart broke a bit seeing him go, but I see more beauty and victory in him being on the show than solely remembering the moment that he left… He inspired me day to day, and I was rooting for him. If I wasn’t on the show, I would have been voting for Bonner — because of obvious reason. I love him and I’m super proud of him.”

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