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“The number of affairs has gotten way out of hand,” a production source told The ENQUIRER. “There’s been so much casual sex behind the scenes you’d think it’s a swingers club, not a dance show.”
Unfortunately, “DWTS” hook-ups rarely have happy endings – and it’s producers who are left to pick up the pieces when things don’t work out!
DEREK & JULIANNE HOUGH
Derek has been linked to former partners Shannon Elizabeth and Maria Menounos and is known to leave a trail of broken hearts – just like little sister Julianne! Before making a name for herself on the big screen, the “Footloose” star reportedly hooked up with 2007 winner Helio Castroneves and later began a serious romance with her Season 8 partner Chuck Wicks. They split in 2009, and Julianne has moved on to a much bigger fish – “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest.
Olympian Shawn Johnson reportedly had a “nasty breakup” with partner Mark Ballas – who also got cozy with partner Sabrina Bryan – after they won the top prize in Season 8. And that’s why they couldn’t be paired up again for the “All-Star” shows, says a source. But it seems the medal-winning gymnast hasn’t learned her lesson, because she appears to be captivated by current partner Derek Hough.
Pamela Anderson fueled speculation of a budding romance with pro partner Tristan MacManus when she invited him on a Mexican vacation during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in September. “Pam was totally into partner Tristan this season in the ‘All-Stars’ round, but he wasn’t interested in her because he’s so in love with his girlfriend, Australian model Tahyna Tozzi,” said an on-set insider.
Ladies’ man Maks – who’s dancing with Kirstie Alley again this season – has romanced a long list of lovelies, including Karina Smirnoff, Willa Ford and Erin Andrews. He once said: “Backstage love connections happen a lot more than people know.” Maks and fellow pro Karina were briefly engaged in 2009, but things got awkward after the romance fizzled out. “There is bad blood,” he told a reporter last year. “I will never speak to that person again.”
This past summer, Maksim Chmerkovskiy began an affair with fellow dancing pro Peta Murgatroyd, even though she was already involved with Australian “DWTS” star Damian Whitewood! “I told (Maks), ‘She’s my girlfriend, buddy! What’s going on?’ ” Damian told The ENQUIRER in July. “He didn’t reply. Things had gotten a little distant between Peta and me. And Maks just didn’t stop!”
Damian reportedly solaced himself with Russell Crowe’s now-estranged wife, Danielle Spencer, who couldn’t resist the Aussie’s smooth moves during her stint on the Down Under version of “Dancing with the Stars.” The alleged tryst is rumored to be behind her breakup with her Oscar-winning hubby.
Cheryl knows first-hand how quickly a spark on the dance floor can erupt into a raging fire of desire!
The brunette dancer recently told a reporter: “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. All of a sudden you think you are in love because you are grinding on each other seven days a week.” The two-time winner was rumored to be engaged to former partner Chad Ochocinco after he gifted her with a $10K ring.
She’s also been linked to (married) former partner Drew Lachey and Season 13 contestant Rob Kardashian. Rob told a Los Angeles radio show: “I know some of the couples on the show – some of the celebrities that are married and some professionals that are married – that are having an affair with their partner.”