Last night's episode of Dancing with the Stars paid tribute to each celeb dancer's hometown, and that got Hayes Grier all kinds of emotional. The star admitted throughout the show that being away from home was making him miss his family, and he teared up multiple times throughout the episode.
"My mom supports me for everything, so I can't thank her enough for that," Hayes said. "Mom, I loved you so much. Thank you for everything."
"She knows me like the bottom of her hand, and I know her the same way. We're both tearing up a little bit," Hayes continued about his mom, saying he misses her quality home cooking (especially her mashed potatoes and chicken!) as well as their time together.
Hayes wasn't shy about letting his homesickness and emotions show on camera, and he opened up about crying in a post-show interview. "I'd been trying to hold back all that emotion, but I had to let a little out," he told People. "Usually I try to hide it back and I was like, 'Oh, stop crying Hayes. You can do it.' But I just couldn't hold it back. I just love my mom so much and she means so much to me."
We thought it was all so sweet!
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