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6 Pairs of Dancing with the Stars Pros That Paired Up Off the Dance Floor

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The pros on Dancing with the Stars are unreal, and there’s nothing like tuning in to their sultry sambas and fast footwork while lounging on the couch with a bag of chips. But while watching them dance is fun, we’re not sure which aspect of the show we couch potatoes are more invested in at this point: the competition or all the hooking up that’s going on backstage. With the rumors and on-screen chemistry and awk breakups, it’s basically like turning on an episode of Bachelor in Paradise — and we don’t make that comparison lightly.

It usually goes a little something like this: A celebrity will get paired up with a pro, and they’ll be electric the first time they hit the stage together. Rumors start to fly, the couple denies, denies, denies, and then *mdash; ring a bell, Janel Parrish> and Val Chmerkovskiy? — they finally come out and admit that they’re a thing. It’s happened time and time again, some pairs ending with wedding bells and others barely holding on past the season finale. That’s why there’s not a doubt in our minds that it’ll be more of the same on Season 25.

But while the celeb-pro partnerships are obvious to the naked eye, you’ve gotta dig a little deeper to find out what all the pros are up to. They’re around each other all the time, not just for one season. And let’s be real, they’re all talented and good-looking, so we’re not surprised that they’d mix business with pleasure and pair up off camera. What does surprise us is that no one is televising the cheating and rebounding and drama we’ve rounded up. Maybe it’s time ABC transitions this competition into a reality show a la Keeping Up with the Kardashians.