Credit: LupusLA

Well, we’ll always have that hot poster!

Dancing With the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff and Bachelorette Season 8 kissmaster Arie Luyendyk, Jr. had a sexy poster stare down to promote a September 13 benefit for LupusLA. Then Arie was spotted in the DWTS audience for the Season 15 All-Stars premiere, along with Bachelorette BFF Jef Holm, mostly to support fellow IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves, but also perhaps to cheer for Karina.

According to Star magazine, Arie and Karina flirted up a storm at a DWTS premiere after party, and somehow or another it became “official” to the mag that they were dating. That came as news to Karina, whose rep told Gossip Cop there’s no truth to the rumor. Karina also tweeted about it today: “Huge fan of the Bachelor but my love only goes as far as watching it on TV. Not a fan of lies or rumors but have to laugh at this one! :)”

Hey, there are worse fates in life than to be romantically linked to Arie — aka a dead ringer for the character sketch of Christian Grey of Fifty Shades of Grey. If Karina is a big Bachelor/ette fan, she must’ve seen Arie’s sexy smooch with Emily Maynard up against that wall in Dubrovnik. You might want to reconsider that denial, girl!

Catch a new episode of Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars on Monday, October 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Sources: Gossip Cop, @Karina_Smirnoff

Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @ginacarbone.

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