Kim Fields will make her Dancing with the Stars debut later this month, and there's one former competitor who'll be cheering The Real Housewives of Atlanta rookie on. "NeNe [Leakes] sent a text and said congratulations and have a lot of fun," Kim told E! News. "We did a selfie for her that she really loved. She just told me to have fun." (NeNe competed on the show back in 2014.)
The actress/director will be dancing alongside pro Sasha Farber for Season 22, and Kim reveals that shes's already having a blast — thanks to him. "Every day, it's one of the highlights of my day. To know that I'm going to rehearse, to learn something new," she said. "The way that he teaches it, it's great working with him."
Kim also explained why she chose to join the show now. "They invited me to the party and my dance card wasn't quite full just yet, pardon the pun. It was just the right time, you know? The right time in my career," she said. " I'm doing new things, spreading my wings in a lot of different waters. This is another wonderful step in that direction."
And, her partner, promises that we'll see a side of Kim we have yet to see. "I'm just excited for her journey. I feel like America hasn't seen the real Kim and in a couple weeks, when we go live, I feel like America's going to fall in love with her. She's just such an amazing person and the energy that she brings out is brilliant," he gushed. "I'm just happy I get to be a part of it with Kim."
Obviously you won't have to wait until March 21 to see more Kim. The Season 8 finale of RHOA airs on Sunday, March 13 at 8/7c. Get a sneak peek of the episode, below.