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Charity Lawson: 5 Things to Know About ‘The Bachelorette’ Alum & ‘DWTS’ Finalist

Charity Lawson has gone from finding love on 'The Bachelorette' to the 'DWTS' ballroom. Get to know the reality star who is one of the 'DWTS' season 32 finalists.

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It’s been a memorable year for Charity Lawson. The Bachelorette star got engaged after finding love and quickly joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars season 32. Charity’s been paired up with pro Artem Chigvintsev, and they’re competing to win the Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy in the December 5 finale.

Charity has been a frontrunner ever since DWTS season 32 began. She’ll be performing a tango and freestyle with Artem. The 27-year-old is already rocking a gorgeous diamond engagement ring. Will she be flaunting the mirrorball trophy, too? All will be revealed after the DWTS finale! Get up to speed on all things Charity below.

Charity Found Love on ‘The Bachelorette’

Charity was first a contestant on The Bachelor season 27. She formed a connection with Zach Shallcross, even receiving his group date rose in week 3. Charity was set to have her one-on-one date during week 5 in London. However, that was the week when Zach tested positive for COVID-19, and since he was quarantining in his hotel room, Charity’s date was canceled. However, Zach gave her the very next one-on-one date when the group went to Estonia in week 6. They continued to hit it off, and Zach gave her a rose.

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Charity Lawson and her fiance. (ABC)

Charity then made it to hometown dates, which meant she got to take Zach home to meet her family. After their date, Zach sent Charity home in tears. However, on Women Tell All, she got the closure that she needed from Zach and was able to move on toward her journey as the Bachelorette.

Charity’s season of The Bachelorette premiered in June 2023. She found the love of her love in Dotun Olubeko, an integrative medicine specialist. Dotun and Charity are now engaged, and he’s been supporting her every single week in the DWTS ballroom.

Hollywood Life spoke with Charity about how Dotun has been there for her every step of the way during her DWTS journey. “Dotun has been great,” she said. “Obviously, we have been celebrating our engagement and life after the show. So that’s been a lot, but it’s been all good. Honestly, we’re really thriving.”

What Is Charity’s Job?

Charity works as a child and family therapist in Auburn, Alabama. She worked as a child advocacy center therapist at Tri-County CAC from July 2021 to 2023, according to her LinkedIn. “Charity is a mental health therapist and is extremely passionate about helping people live their best lives,” her ABC bio revealed.

Where Did Charity Go To School?

Charity attended Auburn University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation and Disability in 2018. She then received her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Auburn in May 2022. Charity celebrated her Master’s Degree with an Instagram post on May 31, 2022, writing, “POV: I Just passed boards and we are celebrating with the legendary pb pie at Acre. I’m going to be counselor!”

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Charity Lawson and Artem Chigvintsev on ‘DWTS.’ (ABC)

Where Is Charity From?

Although Charity went to school in Alabama, she is a Georgia girl! Her hometown is Columbus, Georgia. She has been based in Los Angeles since starting her journeys on The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Dancing with the Stars.

Charity Was Cheated On In Her Previous Relationship

During her time with Zach on The Bachelor, Charity opened up about dealing with infidelity in her last relationship. She said the relationship was “emotionally abusive” and took a great toll on her. During DWTS season 32, Charity reflected on her past heartbreak in a stunning contemporary routine that earned her the first 10 of the season. “Artem really pushed me this week, and I left it all out there on the dance floor,” Charity said after her performance.