The country music artist explained to Page Six in the ballroom for Mondays Disney+ Night why she needed to cry during rehearsals with her professional partner Alan Bersten.
Decker informed us, in reference to the tear-filled interview that aired prior to her World Mental Health Day performance, that she felt as though she had been suppressing her feelings.
I prefer to be optimistic at all times, but I just couldnt hold it in any longer.
The Lights Down Low singer, 34, has been travelling between Los Angeles and Nashville to participate in the live programme and spend time with her husband, Eric Decker, and three young children, Vivianne, 8, Eric Decker II, 7, and Forrest, 4.
Jessie acknowledged that being away from her family while devoting so much time to rehearsals and receiving critical criticism from the judges has been difficult.
Ive had a difficult time. The travel and all that comes with it, coupled with the fact that Im not a dancer and have no background in this, made me feel as if everything was falling apart, she admitted.
I simply required that release. And I believe that letting go of that release was actually beneficial to me.
Jessie stated that she must constantly remind herself that she is merely human
These feelings are real and normal, and its okay to cry, she informed us. And I feel like that made me feel strong and, like, breakthrough. I believe it assisted us tonight. Just as though to say, OK, dry your eyes, weve got this.
Bersten, 28, concurred, stating, Sometimes a breakdown results in a breakthrough.
He continued, Jessie wants this so much. And I believe that it reminded her that she is here for a reason.
Monday night, Jessie and Bersten did a Hocus Pocus-themed jive to One Way Or Another and earned a combined score of 31/40 from judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Derek Hough, and Bruno Tonioli.
The Kittenish entrepreneur told the media that channelling Sarah Jessica Parker, who portrayed Sarah Sanderson in the 1993 Disney picture alongside Bette Midler as Winifred and Kathy Najimy as Mary, was a dream come true.
Jessie remarked of the Sex and the City star, I adore her; she is one of my role models. I felt comfortable channelling one of my heroes. Im thinking specifically of Carrie Bradshaw and Sarah Sanderson.
She continued, It was thrilling, and I believe it gave me the confidence boost I needed.
Next week, Dancing With the Stars will air two consecutive evenings of performances on Disney+ at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Each competitor will dedicate a dance to their Most Memorable Year on Monday, followed by an episode themed Prom Night on Tuesday.
Decker told us, playing coy about what fans may anticipate from #TeamAlHandsOnDeck, Im not going to tease you too much, but you wont be surprised by the year I consider my most memorable.