Another 'Dancing With the Stars' Romance!
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"Dancing With the Stars" has brought together another couple through the magic of dance floor chemistry.
Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough still haven't spoken about their romance, but that hasn't stopped their rivals from commenting, reports TV Guide.
"I think it's great," says pro dancer Mark Ballas, who is Hough's best friend. "Derek is so private about all those things. He still hasn't told me that it's official. But whenever they're together, it seems like they're having a great time. And they're putting on a great show."
In photos that surfaced on April 17, the couple put on a show when they were caught kissing on the beach in Malibu.
"Their relationship came as a surprise to me because we don't really see the other couples except on show days," says pro Edyta Sliwinska. "But it was a nice surprise. It's very cute."
Fellow celebrity dancer Marissa Jaret Winokur wasn't shocked that Elizabeth and Hough were a couple, but she was surprised to hear that he was only 22 years old.
"Is he really?" she says. "And she's 34? I didn't know that. But it's all about the dancing. He sure doesn't dance like a 22-year-old."
When Elizabeth began the season, she was dating an eighth-grade math teacher. She was previously married to actor Joseph D. Reitman. They separated in 2005.
"Dancing With the Stars" has spawned at least two other known off-stage romances: Karina Smirnoff and Mario Lopez in the third season and Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas in the fifth season.