The semi-finals of Dancing With the Stars introduced a heartbreaking double elimination—and Gabby Windey opening up about her personal damaged coronary heart.

The Nov. 14 episode tasked the remaining celebs and their professional companions with performing two dances—one ballroom, one Latin—for a spot within the DWTS finale.

As Gabby and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy ready their waltz routine to Des’ree‘s “I Am Kissing You,” the Bachelorette star—whose breakup from fiancé Erich Schwer was revealed Nov. 4—defined why it meant a lot to her.

“For me, it holds a particular place as a result of I did simply undergo a breakup,” Gabby mentioned. “The top of our relationship occurred as a result of we weren’t utterly in step and in sync with one another on our frequent objectives or simply the best way we strategy life. We weren’t one another’s finest match.”

Whereas dancing via an admittedly tough time, Gabby pointed to the constructive function fashions in her life as inspiration, telling Maksim, “I am simply so grateful that my dad and my stepmom embody so many fundamentals and values that I search for in a relationship.”