But when it comes to Kelly and Val’s chemistry off-camera, the General Hospital star is keeping her lips sealed: “I don’t kiss and tell,” she told Wetpaint Entertainment the morning after (October 16). “That’s between us.”
We caught up with the Season 1 champion in between rehearsals and doctor’s appointments to treat her broken toe. She remains optimistic about her prognosis, telling us, “I have a feeling it’s going to be good,” and playing down the pain she felt last night. During the side-by-side portion of the dance, “there were three pivots” that were particularly hard on her, but she tells us that Val never changed the choreography to accommodate her injury. She also happens to disagree with judge Carrie Ann Inaba’s comments that the moves were too advanced for her.
As for those expletives she and Val used about Cheryl Burke after she chose Contemporary for them (Val called her a “bitch” during rehearsal footage; Kelly told Cheryl to “F--k off”), she assured us, “I was just being sarcastic!” She continued, “Cheryl is my best friend … Cheryl and Maks [Chmerkovskiy] and Val have known each other since they were 8 years old. We were obviously joking.” She says that she was the victim of reality show editing, in which they showed the “three seconds” of her brunch with Val when they were grumpy about their dance.
When we asked Kelly if she would ever consider dating Val after the show, she told us, “Calm down!” before laughing, and reminding us, “I don’t kiss and tell.” And if any of you are still trying to figure out if they really kissed at the end of their super-sexy number, Kelly has some advice: “If you rewind it and look back, you’ll see what we were doing.”
Way to cement your status as the “will they or won’t they” DWTS couple, Kelly!
Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter@MollyFriedman.