There are a million reasons we crave Dancing with the Stars in the off-season — the thrill of competition, the glittery costumes, the strength that the contestants exhibit under extreme pressure, just to name a few. But of all the things we miss about DWTS when it’s not on TV, we miss the hook-up rumors the most and the confirmed, adorable relationships that bloom from all of that.
Call us gossipy if you want, but we love hearing about the possible behind-the-scenes action — even if a lot of it is probably rumors. It’s all part of the fun of reality television, especially reality TV dancing shows! But when a couple announces that the rumors we’ve been theorizing are in fact, true, we absolutely lose it!
It’s almost impossible not to fall for a good-looking partner that you spend hours a week rubbing up against, and with these stars, they couldn’t help but fall for one another. Whether it was a short-lived, passionate fling or a romance that ended up at the altar, these DWTS contestants found love in an unexpected place.
Now that Season 31 is underway, let the wild rumpus begin! In the meantime, here are contestants from seasons past who waltzed their way into their partners’ hearts.
Originally published April 2015.