“So You Think You Can Dance” stars Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker are engaged and AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman caught up with the happy couple to get all the details on their love story and tWitch’s crazy proposal!
It all begin back on “SYTYCD” Season 7, when the pair first officially met (they had met briefly during Season 2, but Allison doesn’t remember meeting tWitch – who looked completely different at the time).
“The moment I saw him in the first rehearsal, I had a crush on him,” Allison told Laura. “I kept my distance because I was so embarrassed and I was like, ‘Oh, he would never talk to me,’ and I knew I was going to be so geeked and like that little kid back in high school that didn’t know what to say.
“And so literally, the entire season during the show, we didn’t speak at all,” she continued. “No words were exchanged — it was a lot of awkward moments where we’d be in a room by ourselves, like just the two of us, and we’d just stare at each other. And then I would awkwardly like, kind of waddle out of the room, trying to look pretty. But [didn’t] want to look like I was trying too hard! It was really funny.”
As for tWitch, he took Allison’s aloofness to mean she wasn’t interested — which was disappointing, since he said he instantly thought she was “absolutely gorgeous.”
However, at the wrap party celebrating the end of a long season, all bets were off.
“He pointed to me from one end of the bar… I cut through people [to get to him], didn’t even stare at anyone, didn’t see anyone else at the party and we danced for probably two or three hours straight,” Allison recounted with a smile. “And we’ve been together ever since.
“And we still don’t talk,” she jokingly added. “We dance our emotions out every day. We dance battle.”
The couple moved in together and had been dating for more than two years when tWitch decided he wanted to propose.
His initial idea was to take Allison to his hometown of Montgomery, Ala., to pop the question, as that’s where he and his now-fiancee said their first “I love yous” (awwwwww!). But Allison ended up booking work and wouldn’t have been able to fit traveling into her schedule.
The couple was working on a commercial for Microsoft when tWitch was struck with the idea of proposing on the set.
“During one of the breaks, I pulled the choreographer aside because I was excited – he’s one of my good friends — and I said, ‘I’m going to buy the engagement ring today’ and he was like, ‘It would be so awesome if we could do it on set,’” tWitch said. “And I said, ‘Yeah that would be great!’ and he mentioned it to the director, the director loved it, so we got together, conspired and we made it happen literally within a day.”
tWitch immediately contacted Allison’s parents, who jumped on a flight from Utah to Los Angeles to be there for the proposal and only Access has the video!