The Truth About DJ Stephen tWitch Boss's Wife

For fans of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, DJ Stephen "tWitch" Boss isn't just an entertainer — he's part of the family. Before joining the talk show in 2014, tWitch came in second place on the fourth season of So You Think You Can Dance. While he didn't end up snagging the title of "America's Favorite Dancer," he did manage to win the hearts of viewers across the nation. 

These days, he's still winning over America thanks to his gig on DeGeneres' show. While he usually flies solo, sometimes his wife, Allison Holker, and their children will join him on-air. There have even been times on the show when tWitch and Holker have shared the spotlight for a dance number. While it's undeniable that tWitch is a mega-talented dancer, Holker can definitely hold her own on the dance floor. That's because, like her husband, the 32-year-old is a very accomplished dancer. 

Over the years, Holker has amassed an impressive résumé. After being enrolled in her first dance class at the age of nine, Holker kickstarted her professional career in 2002 when she performed alongside Earth, Wind and Fire during the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics (via Dance Spirit). Holker's past gigs also include dancing credits in Disney's High School Musical and High School Musical 2, as well as a spot on Demi Lovato's 2011 tour as one of her backup dancers (via Dance Informa).

While Holker's has clearly landed some pretty big gigs, one competition truly gave the dancer her big break.

Allison Holker danced her way into the Top 8 on "So You Think You Can Dance"

After winning the title of National Senior Outstanding Dancer at the New York City Dance Alliance in 2005, Allison Holker went on to land a spot as a contestant on the second season of FOX's So You Think You Can Dance in 2006. On the show, she showcased her solo contemporary dance talents. Although Holker was eliminated during Week 7 — only making it to the Top 8 — she has been asked to return to the show as an "all-star" multiple times, assisting in mentoring a new generation of dancers. Despite the fact that her time on the show was cut short, SYTYCD ultimately taught Holker the value of hard work and, most importantly, to answer the door when opportunity comes knocking.

"Everyone works so hard that I feel like when you work really hard, you meet fate and luck at the same time. And magic happens," Holker told Channel Guide. "I was lucky enough to have the right timing, and I've always been willing to accept a challenge. That's what makes my work and my career so exciting. Because even if I throw myself into something that people think is crazy, I'm willing to put myself on the line and try to succeed because I believe in myself."

That's why when the producers of ABC's Dancing with the Stars plucked Holker from the SYTYCD line-up, she was overjoyed to join the show's professional team.

Allison Holker's fancy footwork helped launch her "Dancing with the Stars" career

Despite her limited experience as a teacher of traditional ballroom styles, Holker joined the DWTS cast in 2014 as one of 12 professional dancers for the competition's 19th season. Producers paired Holker with Mean Girls actor Jonathan Bennett, but the duo was eliminated during Week 6, landing them in ninth place. Regardless, Holker was thrilled to showcase her talent and choreography with such a widespread audience.

"When the show first gave me that call, I had never even considered even being a pro on Dancing With the Stars," Holker told Channel Guide. "I had never even thought that was an option for me. So when they called me asking my interest, I was like "Oooh, well sure, that could be cool." And literally two days later, they were like, "Alright, let's do it." I couldn't believe it! I said, "This is real life right now. I'm going to be a pro on DWTS!!" I can't even explain the feeling because it was so overwhelming, but it was great."

Holker went on to reach runner-up status with R5 singer and actor Riker Lynch during the show's 20th season. She has also been partnered with singers Andy Grammer (above) and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, but the artists only ascended to seventh and eleventh place, respectively, during their individual seasons.

Allison Holker's relationship with DJ Stephen "tWitch" Boss almost never left the dance floor

According to Dance Spirit, Allison Holker initially met tWitch through SYTYCD cast member Ivan Koumaev. However, countless missed signals almost sabotaged their love story.

"I didn't just make one move—I made, like, 10 moves and he wasn't seeing them, so I had to put myself out there even more," Holker told Dance Spirit. "From the first week of SYTYCD as All-Stars, I thought he was the cutest guy ever. His personality was so fun."

Even though Holker was totally into tWitch, the two didn't interact much outside of rehearsals — until one fateful night. "The All-Stars went to the Step Up 3D premiere, but Stephen went separately because he was in the movie," Holker told the outlet. "I looked down the red carpet and saw him standing there in this nice gray suit and glasses — he looked so hot. When he walked up to say hi, I got embarrassed and hid behind [SYTYCD alum] Ade!"

She continued, "Then, at the party [following the premiere], I met his mother and brother and even danced with him a little bit. I was geeking out. That was the first night we were out together at the same place. So I finally made my move, and he asked for my number." And the rest is history. Holker and tWitch tied the knot in 2013, and are now the parents of Weslie, Holker's daughter from a previous relationship, son Maddox, and daughter Zaia.