DWTS Couples Who Hooked Up After The Competition Was Over

People who often spend a lot of time together in a close-knit setting have a tendency to become more than just friends or co-workers. Throw in sexy costumes and hot, steamy dance moves, you’ve got a recipe for a few hookups. Some Dancing With Stars castmates caught the love bug pretty quickly with their dancing partners.


Many of the relationships on Dancing With the Stars were bound to happen. Some of the romances lasted longer that others, while a few ended on a sour note.

Here are 12 of the hottest Dancing With the Stars hookups that heated up after the cameras cooled down.



12. Mark Ballas and Pia Toscano

Pia Toscano was never an official contestant on Dancing With the Stars, just a music performer. Back in 2001, Pia Toscano and Mark Ballas dated briefly for five months before going their separate ways. According to the two, their breakup stemmed from Ballas’ busy schedule on Dancing With the Stars and Toscano’s music career.

11. Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer

Some rumors stated Lacey Schwimmer and Mike Catherwood’s romance began shortly after their dance rehearsals for the first few weeks of the competition. There was a noticeable sexual tension between the two during their dance routines that caused some of the producers to ask the Schwimmer and Catherwood to tone things down.

10. Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec

After competing on the 20th season of Dancing With the Stars in 2015, Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson immediately began dating. The two fell deeply in love and were photographed on various trips around the world. In 2016, Herjavec and Johnson took their relationship to the next level and were married.

9. Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth

During the sixth season, Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth took their on-screen chemistry off the dance floor and began dating. Things got pretty serious between the two, and the duo even moved in together. Sadly, their relationship only lasted for little over a year before they called it quits.

8. Sabrina Bryan and Mark Ballas

Former Disney star Sabrina Bryna couldn’t contain her excitement when she found out Mark Ballas would be her dancing partner on Dancing With the Stars. The dancing duo dated briefly, but abruptly parted ways in 2007. Bryan and Ballas stated that their hectic schedules as the cause of their split.