Madison Vanderberg
May 23, 2018 12:14 pm

Once upon a time, Jenna Dewan was just a 19-year-old USC student plucked from obscurity to dance backup for Janet Jackson. Dewan stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote her show World of Dance and mentioned that she got her start in Hollywood dancing for Jackson. Kimmel wanted to know what it was like to work for Ms. Jackson, and apparently, she is a fantastic boss, because she gave all her dancers vibrators as Valentine’s Day gifts.

"She’s a really great boss, she’s a very generous boss, she would give us like, amazing gifts," Dewan shared, before listing some of the gifts she received. "I have a blinged out diamond watch, which by the way, should everything go away, I could sell this watch. On Valentine's Day — mind you, I'm 19 on tour with Janet Jackson, so I'm like [a] baby, naive — she gives you a box of vibrators. Like, a pleasure chest."

Dewan joked that she was so “naive” she didn’t quite know what they were. “I was like, ‘What is this?’ I was mind blown.”

All these years later and the two still stay in touch. Dewan recently danced for Jackson during her special reunion show at the Hollywood Bowl in 2017, and they ran into each other at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards where Jackson was presented with the Billboard Icon Award.

"I just saw her at the Billboard Awards," Dewan gushed. "We had a love fest. She was my dream to work for. She’s mama, I was her kid."

And then Kimmel, always with the punch-lines, joked, “She gave her kid vibrators?”

In related news, can we dance backup for Jackson? Because our $25 drugstore vibrators just aren’t cutting it.

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