Fans of “Dancing With the Stars” have always known there was a lot of chemistry and romance between the participants of the show, but new reports indicate there is a lot that flies under the radar of viewers. Monday, Oct. 22 the New York Post dished on some scoop from the pros and insiders that will leave fans guessing. Can you guess who some of these hook-ups have been?
The New York Post shares that there have been a lot of hook-ups that viewers may have suspected, but never had confirmed. Maksim Chmerkovskiy says that the connections happen “a lot more than people know,” and Cheryl Burke confirmed that the time the pairs spend together rehearsing often leads people to think there’s a love connection. Burke admits to one partnership that moved off-screen, which fans know is very likely to be Chad Ochocinco, and Burke says, “it wasn’t a great experience.” Chmerkovskiy does admit to “crossing the line” with former partner Willa Ford, which quite a few fans did know about at the time.
There are a lot of “Dancing With the Stars” celebrities and pros that end up openly dating, at least for a while. Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth, Karina Smirnoff and Mario Lopez, and Mark Ballas and Sabrina Bryan are several examples. There are pro partnerships that turn romantic as well, such as Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff, and now Maks and Peta Murgatroyd. Those may be some of the official ones, but there are many, many other hook-ups that fans have suspected. From the sounds of it, fans were probably right about a lot of them.
The source for the New York Post reveals that “One celebrity nearly left his wife for a pro who has bedded as many as four other participants.” That one is juicy, and it will definitely have viewers dishing on who it may be about. In addition, the insider claims that things also got steamy between Mark Ballas and Shawn Johnson when they danced, though they have denied it happened. The insider says that it was an ugly break-up, and “That’s why they couldn’t be paired up again” for the current All-Star season. The fact that Johnson was 17-years-old when she first appeared on the show with Ballas might have something to do with whey they’ve tried to keep it under wraps.
Some “Dancing With the Stars” fans are wondering, however, if the Post mixed up their hook-ups and meant Mark and Sabrina. This could be, though it’s unlikely Mark ever would have been considered as a partner for Bryan this season. Ballas already had two returning partners with Shawn and Bristol Palin, and Bryan was added after everyone else via viewer’s votes. Do you think it seems possible that Mark and Shawn got romantically involved during their season?
It seems that every season there are hook-ups, whether they become publicized or not. This season much of the attention has been on the sizzling partnership between Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy. Monaco has been dating actor Heath Freeman for a couple of years, but that hasn’t stopped people from buzzing about the chemistry between Kelly and Val. The Post insider says, “I truly believe that by the end of the season they will hook up.” The source adds, “They are both very emotional people. Right now they want to concentrate on the competition, but they have more chemistry than I have seen in years.”
Do you think Kelly and Val will end up hooking up with one another? What other “DWTS” pairings do you suspect have happened? It certainly makes sense that the time spent together can lead to sex or romance, but some fans may take issue with the fact there are allegedly plenty of married celebrities taking the plunge as well. Tune in to “Dancing With the Stars” Monday and Tuesday nights on ABC to see if you can spot this season’s potential hook-ups.