"Dancing With the Stars" may be on hiatus until season 16 kicks off this spring, but that doesn't mean the stars of the show aren't keeping busy-- especially when it comes to their love lives. Check out the latest on the "Dance" romance front!
First up is the news that longtime "DWTS" judge Len Goodman tied the knot with his girlfriend of 10 years, dance teacher Sue Barrett. The 68-year old Goodman and 47-year old Barrett got hitched over the New Year's weekend in a secret ceremony in London. The happy couple wore blue and hosted an after party that included a five-course meal and champagne reception, with Goodman telling UK's Daily Mail: "I wanted it to be a low-key affair, so we didn't tell anyone except my 96-year-old mum as I didn't want her having a heart attack with the surprise."
Val Chmerkovskiy and Kelly Monaco
The entire "DWTS: All-Stars" season had fans wondering: Are they or aren't they? While "General Hospital" star Kelly Monaco and her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy were super smoldering during their "Dancing" days (who can forget their sexy Contemporary, which had them stripped down to their skivvies?), has the heat cooled since the finale? The sexy couple was spotted walking arm in arm in New York City before the holidays, and their playful tweets keep the romance rumors alive. And while Kelly says she doesn't kiss and tell, Val's big bro, Maks Chmerkovskiy, told Wetpaint: "There's no fake anything when it comes to me and Val…We don't lie, we don't portray things, we don't put stuff out that's not real. How the public decides what it is, I don't know, but we're not going to be running around with a flagpole going 'oh my God I'm dating her, or not.' They're having a blast. I'm super happy for [Val]. I'm super happy for Kelly, she's an incredible person ... Whatever this is going to end up being I'm sure is going to be up to them." Okay, so is that a yes or a no?
Mark Ballas and Derek Hough
It looks like BFFs Derek Hough and Mark Ballas went on a double date over the holidays. According to E! Online the bestie bros warmed up in Aspen with two hot ladies. Ballas' gal pal was 25-year-old songwriter BC Jean, who he has been dating for several months, but who was the mystery brunette linked arm in arm with Hough? No word from his reps yet, but with Derek's serial dating history (he's been linked with everyone from former "Hills" star Lauren Conrad to English singer Cheryl Cole), we wouldn't get too attached.
The pro dancer has made no secret of her desire to star in the next installment of "The Bachelorette," but will Cheryl Burke trade in her dancing shoes for dream dates? Season 15 mirror ball winner Melissa Rycroft knows a thing or two about the ABC dating show-she "won" season 13 of "the Bachelor"-and she told Celebuzz, "The thing with Cheryl is that she falls in love very easily, and really with any guy that has the potential to be good, I would just tell her, play it cool. Don't fall in love with all of them. Think with your head, don't think with your heart." Burke told Us Weekly that she's been in talks to star on the show and added, "There hasn't been a firm offer, but if they offer it to me, I would love to do it."
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd
If Cheryl doesn't get "The Bachelorette" spot (or even if she does), perhaps she could ask for tips from Maks Chmerkovskiy. He landed his own "Bachelor" stint-- the Ukraine version-- and ended up still single. But Maks finally found romance, and he didn't have to look far: He's currently hot and heavy with fellow "Dancing with the Stars" pro Peta Murgatroyd. Peta recently posted Instagram pics of the couple's romantic trip to Costa Rica and New Year's Eve celebration, and so far it looks like a Happy New Year for this happy couple.
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