‘DWTS’ pro Sharna Burgess becomes US citizen

Sharna Burgess is officially a US citizen.

“Something really amazing happened today :),” the “Dancing With the Stars” pro, 37, captioned an Instagram video on Thursday in which she took the oath of allegiance to the US Department of Homeland Security emblem.

Burgess raised her right arm as she took the oath, holding her certificate and a small American flag in her left hand. She added Whitney Houston’s version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” to the short clip.

“I had no idea this would be emotional for me,” she wrote. “This has been my home for almost 12 years. My son was born here, my life and love and career… all here. And yet this final step to become a citizen and finally have the same rights as all Americans felt so important.”

Sharna Burgess takes her oath of US citizenship.
“I had no idea this would be emotional for me,” wrote the “DWTS” pro.

Born and raised in Australia, Burgess explains that she has lived “outside” her home country since she was 18.

“I’ve never even had to vote anywhere,” she added. “I think I always felt a bit like a gypsy looking for connection. Afraid to stay in one place and also crave its security. But then America slowly became my permanent home.”

Brian Austin Green and Sharna Burgess pose together after she took the oath of US citizenship.
Burgess’ boyfriend, Brian Austin Green, filmed the oath for her.

The season 27 mirror ball champion began dating Brian Austin Green in late 2020, and the couple — who competed in season 30 together — welcomed son Zane in June.

“I finally found my tribe here, I bought a house here, I fell in love here, I gave birth to my son here,” she concluded her post. “This last step is the period at the end that I didn’t know I needed so much. This very long chapter of finding belonging has finally come to an end. I, Sharna Burgess, am a citizen of the United States of America and I belong here.”

Burgess added on her Instagram story that she “didn’t expect” to get emotional during her oath, but she did – and Green, 49, was there to film the whole thing.

“I have all the rights of an American,” she told her followers. “I’m American. It’s a really big deal. It’s really cool. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Burgess announced in August that she would not be returning to “DWTS” — after nearly 10 years as a professional — to prioritize her son.

“I wasn’t ready to be away from Zane for at least 10 hours a day,” she explained at the time.

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