Exclusive! "I am dating someone right now. He is not famous," Moakler tells YourTango.
From raising $100,000 for the Children's Burn Foundation on NBC's Minute To Win It to launching her clothing line Fauxy Fauxture, Shanna Moakler is keeping her name in the spotlight. And behold, we are about to see more of the actress on the small screen when she makes her debut on the third season of VH1's Hollywood Exes, premiering May 7.
Here, the former beauty queen turned Dancing with the Stars contestant talks her return to TV and love life, including her current relationship with exes Travis Barker and Oscar de la Hoya:
YourTango: Tell us about your new role on Hollywood Exes.
Shanna Moakler: I am the newest cast member going into the third season of Hollywood Exes. I am just me, it is not much of playing a character, I am just myself. Obviously, I have a couple of famous exes and I am really excited to join the cast and be with such a great group of women with similar experiences.
YourTango: Your last stint in reality TV was close to a decade ago now, Meet the Barkers in 2005 and Dancing With The Stars in 2006. What made you decide to return?
Shanna Moakler: I have always loved reality TV and I have been offered tons and tons of reality TV projects across the board, like you name it. I like this one because it isn't like I had to carry the weight of a show on my own, and it was other women who have had similar life experiences as me. I was interested to learn from these different women.
YourTango: Are you watching Dancing With The Stars this season? Who are you rooting for?
Shanna Moakler: I am not watching Dancing With The Stars — I am a little bit bitter for getting voted off so early (laughs). But I do love a lot of the dancers on there. I love Val [Valentin Chmerkovskiy] and Maks [Maksim Chmerkovskiy] and Cheryl Burke is a really great friend of mine so I always want to see her do well.
YourTango: Can you tell us a behind-the-scenes Dancing With The Stars story that you've never told anyone before?
Shanna Moakler: Oh gosh … There is so much that goes on in that show. I think it is common knowledge that people get a little frisky with their dancing partners. I mean like sexual tension, you are with your partner eight hours a day and you are dancing and some of these dances are very sexy and a lot of flirting goes on with the partners and the castmates.
YourTango: Since the show is called Hollywood Exes, we have to ask, are you dating anyone now?
Shanna Moakler: I am dating someone right now. He is not famous, he is a regular guy and I've never been happier actually. It has really fulfilled what I am looking for in love. I met the guy that I am dating in this kind of crazy place in L.A. called The Cowboy Palace. Think urban cowboy … there is line dancing, a live country band, cowboys and cowgirls. I like it because it is really cool, it has people of all ages from 21 years old to people in their 70s. The men ask the ladies to dance and it is just a really fun positive place.
YourTango: Are you comfortable sharing his name?
Shanna Moakler: Nope, not yet. I don't want anyone to know how fabulous he is! KEEP READING YOURTANGO'S INTERVIEW WITH SHANNA MOAKLER