updated 10/14/2013 AT 1:25 PM ET
•originally published 10/14/2013 AT 2:45 PM ET
“She’s made me a better person than I would’ve ever have been on my own,” Engvall says in this week’s DWTS, which focuses on the theme, “Most Memorable Years.”
Engvall will commemorate 1982, the year he and Gail were married, by dancing the waltz to “She’s Always a Woman” by Billy Joel with his partner Emma Slater.
“It’s the perfect song for Gail,” he says. “Throughout our marriage, there have been times that I’ve just been lost. Like, ‘Where I’m going? What I’m doing?’ and she’s always there to say, ‘We’re gonna be fine.’ ”
Engvall says that while he usually receives the recognition, his wife is the one deserving of praise.
“My whole career has been about me, and rarely does she get any credit or accolades, even though she deserves all of them. So this week, this one’s for her,” he says.