"My only problem was how to tell the Jacksons how to dance," Abdul later recalled. It was also due to the success of the video that Abdul was chosen to be the choreographer for the Jacksons' Victory tour. Few members of the band had watched her while she was attending a Los Angeles Lakers game.
before rising to prominence in the 1980s as a highly sought choreographer at the height of the music video era.
“So many people would flip but if the couple at some point announced they were engaged I’d be happy,” tweeted one fan. On Sunday, Paula Abdul’s rep said “no comment” when asked whether the 55-year-old singer was tying the knot.
She reveled to Access Hollywood: "He is a good guy. She was then signed to do the choreography for the video to their single "Torture". I'm not quite sure how I got through that." This success led to Abdul's career of choreographer in music videos.She won a Grammy for "Best Music Video – Short Form" for "Opposites Attract" and twice won the "Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography".After her initial period of success, Abdul suffered a series of setbacks in her professional and personal life.She saw renewed fame and success as an original judge on American Idol in the 2000s, which she left after the eighth season.She went on to star on CBS's short-lived television series Live to Dance, which lasted one season in 2011, and was subsequently a judge on the first season of the American version of The X Factor along with her former American Idol co-judge Simon Cowell, the creator and producer of the show.She was also a guest judge on the All-Stars edition of Dancing with the Stars in 2012 and the tenth season of So You Think You Can Dance in 2013, and more recently became a permanent judge for that series along with the Australian version of the show for its 2014 revival.