Tony Dovolani dishes on the pair's dance floor chemistry.

Mar 25 - The Dish

Just two weeks into competing on Dancing With the Stars and NeNe Leakes is already off to a hot start. She's earned high marks for her presentations of the cha cha and the jive. And judge Bruno Tonioli has already dubbed her "Sister Sassy."

But what about her connection to her dancing partner Tony Dovolani? Do they get along? Tony opened up about his relationship with the Real Housewives of Atlanta star—and it sounds like they're hitting it off.

"Everybody's got this perception of NeNe," Tony told People. "I've grown to really respect her and adore her. I think she's actually a big teddy bear. She treats me like gold. We really have a good time."

Their friendship extends beyond the dance floor. Tony says NeNe is always there to brighten his spirits if he's in a bad mood. "God forbid I'm having one of those tough days, she'll start dancing with me and rubbing on me," he says. "I immediately have a smile on my face."

NeNe's supporters shouldn't get the wrong idea, however. Gregg Leakes has turned out to be her biggest fan, showing up on set to cheer for his wife. "He's my biggest cheerleader," NeNe also told People. "We've known each other a long time. We got married twice!"

What do you think of NeNe's showing so far on DWTS? Tell us in the comments.

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