Updated March 24, 8 a.m. PT: The relationship rumors are heating up for Sharna Burgess and Bonner Bolton. The couple took a night off from practicing (sort of), and hit up the Cowboy Palace Saloon in Chatsworth, California, this week, where onlookers said they were looking cozy both on and off the dance floor.
Burgess posted a few photos to Instagram, describing how Bolton's cowboy culture is just a little different from her Australian roots.
Diving into and exploring a new culture I knew very little about has been absolutely incredible. I admire the determination and confidence of the American Cowboy, and I see so much of that in Bonner. He is working so hard on our Vienesse waltz, he seems more comfortable with the classic styles than the sexy Latin styles.... go figure! I really can't wait for "y'all" to see what we have in store for you this week #teamdenimNdiamonds
Those pics are proof enough to fuel showmance rumors for their entire Dancing with the Stars run, but Bolton has gone even further — he absolutely gushed about Burgess in an interview with Us Weekly about the show's season premiere.
"I was telling her before we started tonight, I said, ‘I can’t look at you for too long, I feel like I might get distracted,’ and maybe that’s why I missed some of my steps," he said. "She’s obviously beautiful."
So are they just dance partners or something more? Only time will tell.
Sharna Burgess and Bonner Bolton are heating up Dancing with the Stars Season 24, but the fire has nothing to do with their dance moves and everything to do with their electric chemistry.
So is all the flirt on and off the show legit or are these two just super-clever at stirring up some fan support for the season?
The dancing duo was spotted out and about at Cowboy Palace Saloon in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening filming a segment for the show, and E! News reports these two couldn't keep their eyes or their hands off each other. There are even pictures.
Given the fact that DWTS actually has a better track record at bringing couples together for long, lasting love than The Bachelor, I'm going to go ahead and say these two might actually have a thing brewing. They were reportedly flirting with one another even when the cameras weren't rolling.
An eyewitness told E! News, "They were hardcore flirting before their dance number. Watching them behind the scenes, you could see them checking each other out and Sharna was super giddy around him."
Of course, just because the feelings are genuine doesn't mean they're not going to milk them for votes.
The strategy is a good one since Bolton, a professional bull rider-turned-model, wasn't exactly one of the initial names that stood out this season, what with Simone Biles and Nick Viall causing a lot of buzz. That seems to be quickly changing, however. Not only is Bolton's chemistry with Burgess worth noting, but there is no denying the guy has great on-camera chemistry as well.
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