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DWTS' Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson's outing sparks dating rumors

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Two Dancing With the Stars troupe members may have taken their on-stage chemistry off stage

Dancing With the Stars pro Val Chmerkovskiy has been linked to a string of women in the past, but are his sights now set on Jenna Johnson?

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The pair were spotted looking particularly cozy during a recent lunch outing in West Hollywood, California.

"They ordered and were very flirtatious," an insider told E! News. "Val looked very happy. He had an almost calm look of happiness and contentment. He was very at ease, and you could tell they were comfortable together."

The insider also revealed that Johnson and Chmerkovskiy had been been full of jokes during their lunch date, and when they were finished, Chmerkovskiy paid the bill. They then left the lunch spot and "started walking together and Val put his arm around her and pulled her close to him. At that point, Jenna took the hand he had wrapped around her and held it as they walked," the source said.

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But was it all just friendship, or is there something romantic to this outing?

The pictures obtained by E! News definitely look like the pair are content in each other's company, and according to the source, "They had a very warm, affectionate manner with each other that seemed easy and worry-free."

But the good part really happened when Johnson and Chmerkovskiy said their goodbyes.

"They walked a little bit towards their cars, and when they arrived at her car, he leaned in and kissed her before they each took off in their own cars," the source said.

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Adding, "Val had taken her under his wing during the show and was a sort of mentor to her. It seems natural that their relationship blossomed."

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Two Dancing With the Stars troupe members may have taken their on-stage chemistry off stage
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