<p><span></span>There's no doubt <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=maria menounos&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Maria Menounos</strong></a> shared a passionate kiss with her <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=dancing with the stars&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><em>Dancing With the Stars</em></a> partner, <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=derek hough&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Derek Hough</strong></a>, during their salsa dance on the April 16 episode. Surprisingly, one person in particular wasn't upset with it: Maria's boyfriend!</p>
"I have the most understanding boyfriend on the planet," Maria told Life & Style at the Kreiss' 75th-anniversary celebration to benefit the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program in Hollywood on April 19. "It's legal. I mean, I asked permission first, too, so that helps."
Even though Maria is in a committed relationship with her producer boyfriend, Keven Undergaro, that didn't stop her from raving about her seductive kiss with Derek!
"He was good...really good!" she said about Derek. "I mean, he's a great kisser."
But as the TV host explains, kissing other men comes with the territory of her job.
"Derek's not the first other man I've kissed, because between movies and TV shows, it happens," Maria told Life & Style.
And Keven feels exactly the same way.
"Not at all," Keven recently said when asked whether the kiss bothered him. "It's part of the business. It's the same as if she were acting in a movie. It's a role. I'm fine with it, I promise."
Their relationship has obviously survived it! The couple have been dating for more than ten years.
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