“When you have two single people in a room and you are spending so much time together, it’s natural to have chemistry and to be curious,” longtime pro Cheryl Burke tells The Post.“All of a sudden you think you are in love because you are grinding on each other seven days a week.” Backstage love connections happen “a lot more than people know,” pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy confirms. One celebrity nearly left his wife for a pro who has bedded as many as four other participants, an on-set source reveals.“I am a virgin, I don’t drink, and I don’t do drugs. In the 3rd grade, her parents enrolled her in an after-school dance class. She was a shy girl, and cried when her mother first brought her to class, but she quickly realized if she was going to sit in class for an hour anyway, so might as well learn to dance.
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough closed the show with Hélio's famous banana-man quickstep—but with a trampoline!
The show has no official policy about workplace hookups, but producers are often faced with cleaning up the mess when a showmance fizzles out. She won’t say who, but insists “it wasn’t a great experience.” Burke, 29, may have been referring to disgraced football star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, who asked her out in 2010 during a televised interview on “Entertainment Tonight.” (She said yes! Maks, 32, did become engaged — to fellow dancer Karina Smirnoff — in 2009, but the romance quickly flamed out, creating an awkward work environment “There is bad blood,” he told The Post last year.
All-Star contestant Shawn Johnson had “a nasty breakup” with pro Mark Ballas after they won the mirrorball trophy in season eight, a source says. ) After the pair were eliminated, Johnson presented her with a ,000 diamond ring. “I felt weird wearing that big diamond that first of all is way too big for my hand. “I will never speak to that person again.” Maks — who is currently paired with Kirstie Alley -— admits he also “crossed the line” with partner Willa Ford during Season 3.
The scores soared—and the season's first 9.5 was given! "According to Bristol, Mark didn't show up for rehearsal the other day, and the remembrance of that left her in tears as she accused him of being "not there.""Can you not be like that?
Or, at least the soars scored for the competitors who didn't kick off their rehearsals by accusing their partners of being disappointed to be dancing with them."I know you're bummed that you don't have Sabrina or Shawn," a dejected-sounding Bristol Palin told Mark Ballas as they rehashed last week's low score. Come on, don't be like that," he tried to comfort her, but she got up and walked out of the rehearsal room before they at some point got it together and rehearsed for tonight's paso doble.