It takes two to tango — and for these couples, love was definitely in the ballroom air! Whether it’s celebrities falling in love with their pro dancer partners, contestants hitting it off with others on the cast, or pros falling for each other, many serious relationships have come out of hit ABC reality competition Dancing With the Stars!
One of the newest couples from the show is Chrishell Stause and Keo Motsepe. While many speculated the Selling Sunset star struck up a romance with her season 29 partner Gleb Savchenko amid his divorce, it turns out a different pro quietly caught her eye. Just weeks after the season ended, the pair confirmed their relationship on social media.
First, Keo posted a photo kissing the brunette bombshell with a red heart emoji on December 3, 2020. Later that day, Chrishell shared her own PDA selfie with the caption, “The internet has absolutely zero chill. So I guess you saw this already, but I’m just gonna leave this here.”
But not every DWTS couple started so quickly. Nikki Bella was partnered with Russian hunk Artem Chigvintsev on season 25 in 2017. She was still with ex-fiance John Cena at the time, and insists there were no romantic feelings while they were partnered up.
“The crazy thing being with him now is there was none of those feelings at all,” she dishes on “The Bellas Podcast” with sister Brie Bella, even going so far as to say she wasn’t “attracted” to the dancer. But they did start dating in early 2019, soon after Nikki’s split from John. In January 2020 the pair announced they were engaged, and a pregnancy announcement came later that same month.
The pair welcomed their first child, Matteo Chigvintsev, on July 31, 2020, but Teo isn’t the first kid to come out of the competition franchise! Pros Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy gave birth to a son named Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy in 2017, and Shark Tank‘s Robert Herjavec and dancer Kym Johnson welcomed their twins Haven and Hudson in 2018, three years after Robert met Kym on the show.
Check out the gallery to see the super-serious couples that had the show to thank for their love.
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