As the likes of Chynna Phillips and David Arquette were picked off one by one from the thirteenth season of Dancing with the Stars, many viewers wondered just how long HLN legal analyst Nancy Grace — by most counts one of the weakest remaining stars — would stand in the ballroom. Last night, the verdict was in: no longer.

Grace, 52, and Irish dancing partner Tristan MacManus, who were often portrayed as verbally sparring during the rehearsals, were sent packing in Tuesday's elimination episode after scoring at the bottom of the leader board on Monday. Grace said that she and McManus actually mostly had fun with each other. "Regardless of how we were portrayed for sound bytes, we actually never argued," she told People. "There wasn't one day that passed that we didn't laugh like mad about something."

With J. R. Martinez, Ricki Lake, Hope Solo and Rob Kardashian left to battle it out for the glitterball trophy, Grace is leaving them with a smile on her face. "I feel sad that we're going home, but it's kind of hard to be sad when you have so much to be happy about," she said. "Having my twins here and having us go through this together is a dream I never would have thought would happen. I'm just thankful and blessed."

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