Romance rumors on the Dancing with the Stars set started early this season. The contestants had barely hit the ballroom floor before it was widely reported that the recently separated Shark Tank star, Robert Herjavec, was a little more than friends with his professional partner, Kym Johnson. The rumors have only become more frequent as Herjavec and Johnson’s performances have become increasingly focused on their chemistry, even more so than their footwork.
Heading into Week 3 of DWTS, Herjavec told eTalk how he felt about Johnson, but was coy about any non-platonic feelings. He claimed Johnson had someone else who was important in her life.
“We do have a lot of chemistry. We get along really well, she’s a lot of fun to hang out with. But she’s already in a relationship with somebody — she has a great dog.”
Johnson does seem to have a deep bond with her pooch, Lola, even bringing her to rehearsals and pilates class. On Thursday, Kym revealed Lola has been hanging out with Robert and fellow Dancing with the Stars contestant Chris Soules. She posted a sweet photo of the trio on Instagram.
— Kym Johnson (@kym_johnson) May 1, 2015
Chris Soules’ relationship with Whitney Bischoff is also subject to the rumor mill, but for a different reason. There is talk that the newly-minted Bachelor couple won’t make it to their wedding day, although other sources say that gossip is simply untrue.
Soules recently told People he doesn’t plan to watch the new season of The Bachelorette that features two of his former loves, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson. Bischoff said she will be a viewer.
Robert and Kym’s overt sensuality during their dances caused a bit of a stir on Monday, as it finally seemed to have hit a tipping point. Some commentators seemed to appreciate the connection between the two dancers while others said the romantic overtones were best left outside the ballroom.
Glamour blogger Jessica Radloff reported she saw Robert and Kym share some kisses during an event last week. They also revealed to her that they were planning a vacation together.
Robert and Kym’s on-the-floor sensuality will apparently continue next week, as Johnson took a poll on Twitter asking fans whether or not Herjavec should wear a shirt during their performance.
— Kym Johnson (@kym_johnson) April 30, 2015
Dancing With the Stars airs Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC.
[Main images: Getty; Inset image Kym Johnson/Instagram]