Matthew Morrison was fired from his job at SYTYCD for ‘inappropriate relationship with a contestant’

Matthew Morrison was fired from his job at SYTYCD for ‘inappropriate relationship with a contestant’

Matthew Morrison was fired last week as a judge on Fox TV show So You Think You Can Dance “after having an inappropriate relationship with a contestant”.

The contestant spoke with the 43-year-old artist’s producers after “contacting her through flirtatious direct messages on social media,” a source told People on Tuesday, noting that “they had no had sex” and “had never met”. gap.’

The source told the outlet that the contestant “felt uncomfortable with his line of comments and went to the producers, who then implicated Fox.”

Latest: Matthew Morrison, 43, was fired last week as a judge on Fox TV show So You Think You Can Dance

Latest: Matthew Morrison, 43, was fired last week as a judge on Fox TV show So You Think You Can Dance ‘after having an inappropriate relationship with a contestant’. He was photographed in New York last year

Details: Morrison and his wife of seven years, Renee Puente, 37, are parents to two children, son Revel James Makai, four, and daughter Phoenix Monroe, 10 months.  They were seen in an Instagram post in March

Details: Morrison and his wife of seven years, Renee Puente, 37, are parents to two children, son Revel James Makai, four, and daughter Phoenix Monroe, 10 months. They were seen in an Instagram post in March

Morrison “was fired after conducting their own investigation,” the source said, adding that “these were just messages that crossed the line.”

Morrison and his wife of seven years, Renee Puente, 37, are parents to two children, son Revel James Makai, four, and 10-month-old daughter Phoenix Monroe.

Morrison announced his departure from his judging role last week, saying in a statement to the outlet: “After filming the auditions for the show and completing the selection of the 12 finalists, I did not follow the protocols of production of the competition, preventing me from being able to fairly judge the competition.

“Having the opportunity to be a judge on So You Think You Can Dance has been an incredible honor for me. Therefore, I deeply regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show.

Morrison and his wife of seven years, Renee Puente, 37, were pictured in New York in 2019

Morrison and his wife of seven years, Renee Puente, 37, were pictured in New York in 2019

Morrison announced he was leaving the show in a statement last week.

Morrison announced he was leaving the show in a statement last week.

Puente took to Instagram last week with a post titled

Puente took to Instagram last week with a post titled “GRATITUDE JOURNAL” alongside a photo with Morrison and their son, in which she said she was going through a tough time.

The Glee actor added, “I can’t apologize enough to everyone involved and will be watching alongside you all for what I know will be one of the best seasons yet.”

Puente took to Instagram last week with a post titled “GRATITUDE JOURNAL” alongside a photo with Morrison and their son, in which she said she was going through a tough time.

“I’m so happy and grateful to have an outlet,” she said. “That I have tools to reach for when I feel overwhelmed and sink to the bottom of the ocean.”

Puente continued: “I’m so grateful that I can have days that allow me to play and be joyful so when the weight of the world feels too heavy, I can step back and remember what really matters. .. my husband and my children .

Puente said she has a loving and supportive family that “holds [her] when [she needs] be detained,” adding, “I am alive. Breathing. Pray.’

Puente said it’s essential to stay grateful “even for the smallest things” when life seems truly gloomy and the darkness is thick and heavy.⠀⠀⠀

“You may feel wobbly and unstable. That’s when you call on your tribe for help.

Morrison posted a photo of Puente with their two children after a day at Disneyland earlier this month

Morrison posted a photo of Puente with their two children after a day at Disneyland earlier this month

Puente said last week that staying grateful was key

Puente said he was doing

Puente said last week that it was essential to remain grateful “even for the smallest things” “when life seems really gloomy and the darkness is thick and heavy”. She was seen in an Instagram Stories post in 2019

Short-lived: Morrison's tenure as a Fox contest judge ended quickly

Short-lived: Morrison’s tenure as a Fox contest judge ended quickly

Puente said he was “F***ING dark out there right now” and advised others to “do what you can to bring light to the earth.”

“Love on those who REALLY suffer LLLLLLYYYYY, and compassion in your hearts to carry us all together.”

Morrison, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss and JoJo Siwa were the judges for the 17th and current season, which began with an episode of auditions on May 18.

FOX revealed to Us Weekly that they will “soon be announcing a new judge for the series for the next wave of the contest beginning June 15 with the Top 12 performing for the US vote.”

In an interview published online by Broadway World last week, Matthew raved about the program: “I love this show. growing up with the series in a way.

Matthew said his previous work in Broadway musicals gave him the “credibility” to carry out his duties as a judge.

The actor was seen with his wife Renee and son Revel James Makai in December 2021

The actor was seen with his wife Renee and son Revel James Makai in December 2021

Company: Stephen 'tWitch' Boss and JoJo Siwa remain judges for the 17th and current season, which began with an episode of auditions last Wednesday

Siwa was pictured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Company: Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss and JoJo Siwa remain judges for the 17th and current season, which began with an episode of auditions last Wednesday

Sizzling heartthrob: Matthew is pictured in a 2009 episode of long-running music show Glee, which made him a star

Sizzling heartthrob: Matthew is pictured in a 2009 episode of long-running music show Glee, which made him a star

“I grew up as a break dancer, like when I was really young, and then I moved on to, you know, ballet and tap and jazz and my first Broadway roles before I started doing lead roles. were as a dancer. I was on the whole and kind of worked my way up the Broadway ladder. I feel like I studied and trained like all these people do.

During this time, tWitch rose to fame as a contestant on the show, then gained international recognition as a sidekick on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

After becoming the finalist for So You Think You Can Dance in 2008, he returned to the program several times before becoming a judge in 2018.

Although he was absent from the series during the 2019 season, he was declared a permanent judge for the current run.

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