The Real Dirty Dancing's Cat Cora And Corbin Bleu Get Candid About Their Struggles Growing Up

"The Real Dirty Dancing" is the newest dance competition series to come to Fox. The show features eight celebrities who are tasked with learning iconic dance moves, and competing in little competitions to become the next Johnny and Baby (via Deadline). After all, who didn't grow up adoring the 1987 "Dirty Dancing?" On Fox's new show, couples pair up, and are eliminated each week until there's just one couple standing. The inaugural season's celebrity contestants include Brie Bella, Corbin Bleu, Tyler Cameron, Cat Cora, Howie Dorough, Antonio Gates, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes and Loni Love, per Deadline.

"The Real Dirty Dancing" premiered on February 1, and saw celebrity chef Cat Cora and actor Corbin Bleu, who's best known for "High School Musical," take center stage. Together, they won a round of the competition, and then enraptured audiences again during Episode 3. Here, they went a bit deeper than just trying to win a reality TV show. According to Talent Recap, this episode saw the remaining couples speaking about their own struggles in life, and Cora and Bleu hit our heartstrings.

Cat Cora and Corbin Bleu had a beautiful heart-to-heart

Corbin Bleu is known for his talent on the screen and on the stage. According to What to Watch, Bleu, while known for his iconic role in "High School Musical," has also starred in TV movies and on Broadway, performing in "In the Heights" and "Kiss Me, Kate." As for his on-screen match in "The Real Dirty Dancing," Cat Cora is better known for her skills in the kitchen, as she was the first-ever female Iron Chef. Still, their differences help mold their chemistry on "The Real Dirty Dancing."

According to Talent Recap, Cora discussed her sexuality in Episode 3, revealing her experience coming out to her parents as a teenager. Luckily for her, they were supportive. However, she also offered the sad revelation that both of her parents died from cancer. She also talked about her childhood, revealing that her family didn't have much money growing up. Still, they had a "lot of love," which shows in the love that Cora shares with others now. Bleu, then, went on to discuss his struggles as a "mixed-race kid" trying to become a star, and how hard it was to never see men in musicals who looked like him. After all, he watched a lot of musicals because he always knew he wanted to star in one. And we're proud he did.

Ultimately, diverse voices are beautiful, and we're happy these two are sharing their stories.