Silly rabbits, don’t they know we love Dancing With the Stars romance speculation? Oh wait, yes they do. That’s why they tweet about it!
DWTS is always a “hot bed” of hook-up rumors, mostly because almost every season there is some actual hooking up happening, even if the stars and pros shake their heads and play coy. They want to act like this is all so ridiculous and eyeroll-worthy … but then they feed the flames, so you know they are having as much fun playing the game as anyone else.
Season 14’s Welsh wiggler Katherine Jenkins is now in the rumor mix, not with her partner, Mark Ballas, who has a girlfriend, but with Mark’s best friend, Derek Hough. Derek always ends up linked to any woman he touches — he’s like patient zero in Contagion — and he was spotted getting handsy with Kat when some of the young DWTS-ers were out and about in L.A.
But Katherine has already said she’s not ready to date after the recent end of her own engagement. However, she did tweet an interesting little teaser: “@derekhough Another day, another silly story.... Little do they know there is a DWTS romance ... but it's not us!!! ;)”
Since she tweeted a link to the “silly story” — a Daily Mail roundup with pics from her night with Derek, Mark and friends — she can’t be that annoyed about the rumors. But what’s the real DWTS romance? Or was she just joking around? Even if she was, let’s speculate:
Maria Menounos & Derek: They have great chemistry and he can put up with her laugh. Must be love!
Cheryl Burke & William Levy: Not likely since he appears to be back with his off-and-on ex and she really seemed annoyed with him for stepping on her foot during their Rock Week Jive.
William Levy & Bruno Tonioli: Bruno wishes!
Chelsie Hightower & Roshon Fegan: Roshon wishes!
Tristan MacManus & Kym Johnson: We thought these two were (still?) an item but then rumors came out that Tristan was dating another hot blonde Australian.
Sasha Farber & Emma Slater: This is an actual on-set romance since the DWTS pro troupe members are dating in real life. But that’s not what Katherine meant … right? Too easy!
Gavin DeGraw & Karina Smirnoff: Not likely since they seem to have a brother/sister chemistry, but who knows?
Maksim Chmerkovskiy & Karina Smirnoff: Stop throwing things, we’re just kidding around! Unless that hug at the Results Show was more than a hug. Yeah, he said he would never speak to his ex-fiancee again, but that’s just passion talking. Angry passion. Maybe it re-sparked something … or could in the future?
What do you think’s going on romance-wise? And don’t pretend you don’t care ‘cause if you read or scrolled down to this point you obviously care more than you’d like to admit, so just give in!
Catch the next new episode of DWTS on Monday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @ginacarbone.
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