Janel Parrish and her “Dancing with the Stars” partner Val Chmerkovskiy are smoking the Season 19 competition with their sultry jazz performances and uber sexy jive routines. In fact, their chemistry on the ballroom floor is so fiery that it’s rumored the two are partaking in some sort of secret romance. So, are ABC reality stars just dancing partners or is Parrish and Chmerkovskit just another pair of “Pretty Little Liars”?
The buzz surrounding the “DWTS” romance came after Parrish split with her actor boyfriend Payson Lewis, who she was dating when the 2014 competition began. Lewis, who appeared on episode 6 of “How I Met Your Mother” in 2010, confirmed the break up in a thoughtful MazSight caption on Oct. 16.
“All good things must come to an end. Thank you for the happiest year and a half of my life. I will always love you @janelparrish and I wish you nothing but the best. Forever #teamjanel,” he posted, adding a photo of the two lounging in the sunlight.
So, did Chmerkovskiy have something to do with Parrish’s split from Lewis? Although the timing of Parrish’s breakup is rather peculiar it’s difficult to theorize considering Lewis’ kind farewell post to his ex.
However, Access Hollywood decided to get to the bottom of the relationship mystery by requesting the “DWTS” duo partake in a lie detector test. Hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover pried into Parrish and Chmerkovskiy’s lives by asking some off-the-wall questions like whether or not the two have given each other massages after vigorous practices (they both said yes) or had dreams about one another.
While Parrish claimed she never dreamt about Chmerkovskiy — except for a few occasional dance-related ones — her partner quipped that Parrish has appeared in a few nightmares of his. But the jokester quickly redeemed himself when he admitted to having some sort of emotional meltdown when Parrish was partnered with Artem Chigvinstev in Week 5’s switch up.
“Right now Ukrainians and Russians are not really getting along anyway. So adding the mix-up into the mix and adding Janel into this burlesque number, yeah, I had some sort of emotions about that,” Chmerkovskiy said in response to Parrish’s spicy routine, which judge Julianne Hough referred to as a little raunchy.
Before the lie detector test concluded, the hosts asked both “DWTS” competitors if they had romantic feelings toward one another. Parrish quickly dismissed the accusation while Chmerkovskiy toyed with the hearts of “DWTS” fans everywhere just to see if the lie detector test actually worked. After a few moments of “does he/doesn’t he”, the handler of the machine said, “I think there’s a problem with the equipment.”
Guess we’ll have to tune into next week’s episode of “Dancing with the Stars” to see if we can tell whether the duo’s chemistry is just for the cameras or the real deal.
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