Taking to social media in the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Dancing With the Stars winner posted a collage of some of her and partner Chmerkovskiy’s highlights on the show. But it’s the caption that’s truly moving, and it has left many fans in tears — so get the tissues ready.
“As my journey as your partner comes to an end and your next season with a whole new partner and new experience begins, there are a few things I thought about today. I honestly don’t know if I have words to describe what this past season or this tour, but most importantly our partnership has meant to me. I know I have tried on many occasion while on tour to describe to the audience what I felt but I have always fallen short to put in words how I feel,” she wrote.
“So I’ll do my best…first I have to thank you as my teacher for challenging me everyday [sic] through your own passion and dedication to your art, for pushing me past the limits of what I believed I was capable of and even for occasionally driving me crazy with trying to make all of our dances the best they could be.
“Secondly I thank you for believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself for putting up with me when I was scared or insecure, and being the person that didn’t let me feel like I could fail no matter what anyone else said. I am truly grateful to call you my friend and I am so proud that we won together, I wouldn’t have wanted to do it with anyone else. I can’t wait to root for you next season love to you always @iamvalc.”
Fans were already in love with the idea of Willis and Chmerkovskiy as a couple, so her post has done nothing to squash their dreams that the two will one day be in a relationship.
Countless fans have remarked about just how amazing these two would be together, with some of the comments including, “You guys should date, and get marry and have kids!! I love you both from day one,” “You two should date,” “You would make the most adorable couple,” and “Wish you two were a couple though!!!”
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There are also some fans who really don’t believe these two are not dating.
“Ok so are they dating or not??? That kind of chemistry is rare….someone fill me in please,” one hopeful fan wrote.