DWTS Couples Who Hooked Up After The Competition Was Over

7. Peta Murgatroyd and James Maslow

Peta Murgatroyd and James Maslow actually dated briefly before becoming dancing partners on the 18th season of Dancing With the Stars, after being introduced by mutual friends. There was an undeniable chemistry between the two during the show’s competition. After Murgatroyd and Maslow were eliminated, they continued their romance months after the show ended.

6. Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough

Fans got to watch things between dancer/actress Julianne Hough and country singer Chuck Wicks blossom on season nine. Unfortunately, it didn’t last long, as Hough began to fall in love with Ryan Seacrest as she was dating Wicks. Hough and Seacrest went on to have a three-year relationship.

5. Karina Smirnoff and Mario Lopez

During season three, Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff had a drama-filled on-again, off again, relationship. The two eventually moved in together after the season ended. Their bliss was cut short in 2008 after having a long distance relationship due to their work schedules. Various rumors also surfaced that Lopez wasn’t faithful to Smirnoff.

4. Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Julianne Hough

Before Julianne Hough’s relationship with Ryan Seacrest, she had a brief fling with fellow Dancing With the Stars dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy. At the time, Hough told Maks she didn’t want a serious relationship. So, when she began seriously dating Ryan Seacrest, things between Maks and Hough got messy on set with the two throwing subliminal shots at each other.

3. Witney Carson and Chris Soules

Before joining the 19th season of the show, Bachelor star Chris Soules was engaged to Whitney Bischoff. That relationship ended once Soules and Witney Carson became dancing partners and their on-screen chemistry made its way off screen. Sadly, Carson and Soules’ brief relationship ended due to the couple’s differences.