Donald Driver opens up about once being homeless and selling drugs in People Magazine. If it weren’t for his Mom and his wife, he wouldn’t be the man he is today. Below is a take about his wife. She has some advice for his dancing as well. Be sure to read and see some pics at the link. Great interview. His wife is so beautiful!
“At that time in college, I was still selling drugs and I asked my wife to put a package away for me in her room and hide it while they did a search in the dormitories,” he says. “And she simply said, ‘No. God is testing you and if you want to be with me, then you have to stop this now.’ ”
“That time in college I knew I had a great athletic ability,” he adds, “but that was easy money. But she completely changed my life.”
They’ve now been together for 14 years – married for 12 – with three kids of their own, and Tina remains a strong guiding force.
Even as he performs sexy dances with his beautiful pro partner Peta Murgatroyd, Driver expects to get advice – not jealousy – from Tina.
“She’s my biggest critic,” he says. “She’ll tell me in a heartbeat, ‘Baby, that doesn’t look sexy enough. You need to hold Peta this way, with this expression on your face.’ ”
And if Driver has learned anything, it’s to be a good listener.
“As a man, you never want to embarrass your wife,” he says. “You don’t want to have an expression on her face on national TV like she’s ticked-off at her husband. For me at the end of the day I like to see her happy because I danced so well for her.”
Donald has also penned a new blog today at JS Online. He and Peta have been putting more time into their rehearsals than they ever have. More at the link.
I thought Peta and I were working overtime before, but that was nothing compared to what we’re doing this week. We’re putting in 12-hour days — even when we thought we had a move perfected we went over it a few more times. Hopefully all this work pays off and I can get my first 10 from Len!