In every season of "Dancing with the Stars," it is inevitable that a showmance will always be featured. However, last Monday's episode featured Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy sharing a passionate kiss right on the dance floor, and many are speculating that the two are actually dating for real.
The kiss was part of America's choice in which viewers get to have a say in the routines, and they voted for Parrish and Chmerkovskiy to kiss at the end of the dance. But instead of a simple peck, the kiss turned passionate as the audience applauded them.
Hollywood Life reports that the two have been spending a lot of time together outside the show. They have been photographed together on Halloween, and they were even together on her birthday wherein the pro dancer gave her 26 balloons and a bouquet of flowers to mark the occasion. As for the dating rumors, a source of the website claims, "Janel wants something to happen but it's still for the cameras."
"Janel's persistence may change things though. They play as a couple in front of the cameras and art might be imitating life if Janel gets her way," the insider told Hollywood Life.
In a blog post for People, Parrish addressed the rumors that she and Chmerkovskiy are dating.
"As far as the rumors of romance between Val and me, I just want people to focus on the dancing that we do and the hard work that we do," wrote the 26-year old. "I appreciate that people see that we have chemistry, and we absolutely do, but whatever those feelings we have, those are our feelings and those are personal."