Alley and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, became the seventh team to go home. But along the way, they sure had a blast.
"If you don't laugh around her, you have zero sense of humor and you're probably not alive," Chmerkovskiy said.
Though their scores never got them better than one from the bottom, their fans kept them in the competition for eight weeks.
"I honestly thought we'd be voted off any second every single show," Alley said. "Our fans are insanely amazing. Thank you for staying up all night, voting for us every week."
The night's second elimination came minutes later.
Marini and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, came just one elimination away from next week's semifinals.
"He's just so good and he's such a hard worker, and it's not fair," Murgatroyd said.
Marini said he'd be teaching his young daughter that it's OK to lose. Besides, he won a friend in this adventure.
"I'm taking away Peta Murgatroyd in my heart, in my life," he said. "I met someone exquisite. There's pretty much no word for Peta."
Murgatroyd did have a few words about Marini, said through a few tears.
"He's amazing and he's taught me a whole lot of life lessons," she said. "A friend for life."