Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec made quite the impression during last season’s Dancing With the Stars — on viewers, and on each other. During the reality program, there were persistent rumors the pair had eyes more for each other than for the mirror ball trophy. They were often coy about their relationship, but over the summer Johnson told an Australian news outlet that indeed the two were more than just close friends, as The Daily Mail reported in July.
Now she’s also confirming the relationship to American news outlets — in a way. Johnson spoke with Fox 411 in late September. The reporter asked about the dating rumors and noted that Herjavec was in New York at the same time as Kym. Johnson didn’t reveal that the pair had any dinner plans, but did say they have kept up with one Dancing With the Stars activity. She also seemed to joke at the idea that it was a “coincidence” that they were in the same city at the same time.
“It’s a coincidence. We’re still dancing together. Yeah.”
But despite the coyness, Johnson confirmed romantic unions are certainly possible after a turn on Dancing With the Stars, and finding love is always a prospect. After all, that certainly seemed to be the case for her and Robert. While speaking to Fox 411, Johnson spoke about coming back to Dancing With the Stars last season after spending some time on Dancing With the Stars Australia. For Kym, it was a bonus to have Robert be a part of the action.
“I had a few seasons off in between because I was judging the show back in Australia so I took off the dance shoes for a while and went back to judge the Australian show and didn’t really think I would come back, and then they called me to be a part of the 10th anniversary show and ended up getting Robert in, and it was great. He just loved it.”
On Instagram, Johnson posted a picture on Sunday, October 11, of herself and Robert participating in AIDS Walk LA, along with fellow Dancing With the Stars alum Carson Kressley.
Earlier in the month, they were spotted backstage at a Billy Joel concert. Kym made fun of Joel’s musical moniker in her caption, which read, “Hanging out backstage with the piano man (Billy Joel, not Robert).”
While Kym is promoting her new fitness DVD that combines some Dancing With the Stars-style moves with a cardio workout, Robert Herjavec is back on television screens for season 7 of Shark Tank. Johnson had visited Herjavec on the Shark Tank set over the summer, bringing along her petite pooch Lola. Both she and Lola got the opportunity to try out Robert’s leather-backed chair, as Inquisitr reported previously.
During Friday night’s Shark Tank, Herjavec took the opportunity to “dance like Beyonce,” — or at least try — which the show’s account helpfully tweeted out to fans. Herjavec’s Shark Tank co-star, Barbara Corcoran, cautioned that Robert might not want to demonstrate those moves to his former Dancing With the Stars teacher.
— Shark Tank (@ABCSharkTank) October 17, 2015
— Barbara Corcoran (@BarbaraCorcoran) October 17, 2015
Herjavec’s Shark Tank airs Friday nights at 9 p.m. on ABC. There’s a rerun airing Tuesday night, for those who missed the show last year featuring entrepreneurs with backgrounds in military service.
Although Robert and Kym are not dancing this year, fans of Dancing With the Stars can catch the celebrities and pros hit the ballroom Monday nights at 8 p.m. on ABC.
[Main image courtesy of AXS]