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Sex, Surgery & Secrets! More Shocking Scandals From 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 21 Cast

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Sep. 29 2015, Published 7:06 a.m. ET

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Sequins and fringe hide a multitude of sins! Find out what secrets and scandals the cast of Dancing with the Stars Season 21 is hiding.

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VICTOR ESPINOZA

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Triple Crown winning jockey Victor Espinoza was dragged into the middle of a love triangle. In June, a woman claimed that Espinoza was engaged to her 25-year-old daughter, Julie Kunkel, while being caught kissing Kelly Kovalchick, 19. But Espinoza’s agent denied that he even had a girlfriend. He was the first star eliminated.

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HAYES GRIER, EMMA SLATER

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In June, 15-year-old social media star Hayes Grier was accused of smoking something suspicious. Grier denied smoking on Twitter but later deleted the tweet. He also wrote on instagram that he doesn’t do drugs.

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BINDI IRWIN

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At 16, Bindi Irwin was reported to be dating much-older family assistant Luke Realey, 24. But a rep for the family denied that the two were an item. “Luke Reavley is the Irwin Family's Executive Assistant and his relationship with the family started nine years ago when he gained employment at Australia Zoo," the rep said. "He is a dear family friend, but not Bindi's boyfriend.”

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DEREK HOUGH, BINDI IRWIN

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Irwin was criticized by fans and PETA for partnering with Sea World, which had released a controversial documentary the year before revealing allegedly inhumane treatment of killer whales in their shows. Irwin waved off the controversy, though, by saying, "For me, personally, I'm all about being passionate and following my dreams in my heart. So whether you agree or disagree, this is what I love to do and this is what I will continue.”

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Steve Irwin’s daughter Bindi’s 7th birthday in Sydney.

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In 2013, Irwin was the subject of a death hoax after a search engine glitch resulted in the trending phrase “Steve Irwin’s daughter dies.” But Irwin quickly put the rumors to rest by posting a picture on her Instagram account.”

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BINDI IRWIN

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In 2006, Irwin’s famous father Steve died after a stingray attack. Today, Irwin is carrying on his memory. "Thinking about home today," she wrote recently. "Father's Day is today in Australia and everyone is celebrating at Australia Zoo. It's such a special time of year, I hope everyone who comes to the zoo today is able to enjoy it with our gorgeous animals.

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KEO MOTSEPE, CHAKA KHAN

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In 2013, Chaka Khan reportedly left rehab early after a source told Radar that she got into a fight with Lindsay Lohan. Calls from Radar to Khan’s rep were not returned at the time, and she never spoke publicly about it"

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CHAKA KHAN

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Khan became a vegan after getting diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. "My weight loss had to occur, because I was diagnosed with Type-2 Diabetes and I also had high blood pressure,” Khan explained. “What I did was stopped eating and went on a strict unconditional fast for a couple of months. And went off meat, became vegan, stopped all the dairy, stopped all the meat.”

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KEO MOTSEPE, CHAKA KHAN

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At 17, Khan became a teen bride when she married her first husband Hassan Kahn. But the couple divorced a year later.

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CHAKA KHAN, KEO MOTSEPE

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Khan had a daughter, Milini, out of wed lock with her boyfriend, Rasaan Morris.

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CHAKA KHAN

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In her 20s, Khan admittedly took cocaine and during one event, took two sleeping pills and nearly died. She said Richard Holland, who later became her husband, saved her life. Now sober, Khan has said, “I have battled addiction my entire life. Life has not been easy and I am very lucky to have made it this far.”

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ALEXA PENAVEGA

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After less than two years of marriage, Alexa Penavega filed for divorce from her first husband Sean Covel. "We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly," she said.

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ALEXA PENAVEGA, MARK BALLAS

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After less than two years of marriage, Alexa Penavega filed for divorce from her first husband Sean Covel. "We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly," she said.

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ALEK SKARLATOS, LINDSAY ARNOLD

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Alexa Vega and Carlos Pena combined their last names when they got married in 2014.

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ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” Photo Op

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Alek Skarlatos saved passengers on a Belgian train from a massacre. He was on vacation when an armed individual started shooting on the train and helped disarm the man.

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2013 Bravo New York Upfront in New York

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Kim Zolciak-Biermann’s husband Kroy Biermann was accused of cheating on her with former Indiana Pacers cheerleader Elizabeth Seward. “Another day another stupid story!” Zolciak tweeted about the report.

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KIM ZOLCIAK

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In 2014, the Biermanns were reportedly facing losing their new home over unpaid taxes. But Kroy took to social media to claim the story was not true, and that he had paid the taxes.

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INF – Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes leave Andy Cohen’s Studio in NYC

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Zolciak-Biermann has been in a bitter feud with her parents ever since they petitioned the court for grandparents’ visitation rights in 2012, alleging Kim wasn’t allowing them to see her kids. As of May 2014, the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star still hadn’t spoken to her parents.

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KIM ZOLCIAK

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When Kim and NeNe Leakes started on Housewives, they two were friends. But the friendship quickly dissolved and turned into a feud. Now the two are reportedly friendly when they see each other.

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ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” – Season 21 – Portraits

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Zolciak-Biermann has been criticized multiple times for allegedly photoshopping herself to look skinnier in social media pics. But in an Instagram post, she addressed the critics. “I think I have officially read it all after posting my bathing suit pic yesterday!” she wrote. “From photoshopping a thigh gap, to photoshopping my breast, to photoshopping a butt how about.. it’s me alllll F—KIN ME haters ..every last bit is ME!! Zoom in real f—kin close too… I dare you… no photoshopping!!” 

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