Tonya Harding 'Absolutely Devastated' By 'DWTS' Loss To Adam Rippon

Tonya Harding put up a brave face on camera after losing season 26 of Dancing With the Stars to nemesis Adam Rippon last night.

However, has exclusively learned once cameras stopped rolling, the 47-year-old fallen figure skater's mood quickly shifted.

"Tonya was absolutely devastated by her loss. She fought through so much animosity and bitterness to get where she did and felt like Adam definitely didn't deserve to win the competition," an on-set source said.

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"Adam acted so entitled and told everyone from day one he was going to win, and that infuriated Tonya," an on-set source said.

As viewers know, after scoring a perfect score of 30 for her Freestyle routine with partner Sasha Farber, Harding said that the feeling she had was similar to what she felt after becoming the first American to land a triple axel in her early skating career.

"Tonya had a reawakening from this experience. She was crying non-stop, but it wasn't all bad," the source told

Tonya Harding

"She gained some self-confidence from doing DWTS and proved to herself that she was worth more than just the scandal that ended her skating career."

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