Gosselin had been criticized for her participation in the show, because it required time away from her children. But she has maintained that she did it to support them and to set an example about hard work and trying new things.
Dovolani said he was proud of Gosselin, and that footage of the two fighting during rehearsals told only part of the story.
"They only showed the emotional parts, but really, what we had was a lot of fun," he said.
Referring to an instance when he walked out of rehearsal saying, "I quit," Dovolani said "My dad always told me to take a breath and take a walk before you speak … maybe I shouldn't have spoken. It's definitely a great example for my kids that they shouldn't speak when they're angry."
Gosselin said she couldn't hide her true feelings during rehearsals.
"I can't walk into a dance studio and act," she said. "If I was exhausted, if I was stressed, if I was tired, that's what you saw."
She said she had a "great ride" on the show.
"It was a great adventure," she said. "It was exciting, and contrary to popular belief, I really enjoyed my time on 'Dancing With the Stars.' We laughed a lot of times until we cried. … I would roll on the floor laughing."
Soap star Aiden Turner and his vivacious partner, Edyta Sliwinska, rumba'd their way off the dance floor in the third elimination.
"I feel I got robbed," the actor said on "Good Morning America."
"The judges really hated us," Sliwinska said.
Turner received a standing ovation from the crowd and bid an emotional farewell to the show and his professional partner, the only dancer to have appeared on all 10 seasons of "Dancing With the Stars."
"I just appreciate all the dance moves that she's given to me," he said on the show, tearing up.
Sliwinska called the response from the audience "amazing."
"That's why we do it," she said. "We don't really do it for the three judges. We do it for the audience. … It's really, really awesome to see that they gave a standing ovation to Aiden. ... It was harsh to be eliminated so early."
The judges are "either sitting on nails and they were grouchy … or we did something to them in our past life," Turner joked on "GMA." "They told me to be more carefree. I went out there and did everything that Len said."
Despite his early elimination, Turner said he's glad he appeared on the show.
"It's a big challenge," he said. "To be comfortable may feel good, but you've got to do things in life that put you out of your comfort zone. You've got to 'live like you're dying,'" he said, referring to the Tim McGraw song he performed to this week.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin was the second star to be sent home from "Dancing With the Stars."
"I'm very proud to have had the opportunity to inspire a number of us who are trying to keep very active," Aldrin said on "Good Morning America."
Despite his low scores, the fan favorite wowed the crowd with his performance, and his elimination was met with groans.
"I did this show for the fighter pilots out there, the military people and the elder geezers like me who would just like to see an elder come back week after week," Aldrin said on the show.
Shannen Doherty was the first star sent home from the 10th season of "Dancing With the Stars." The actress's father recently had a stroke, and, she said, "I did do this for him.