Any Janel Parrish/Val Chmerkovskiy shippers out there? Then today is your lucky day! According to reports, everyone’s favorite “Dancing with the Stars” duo will be putting their showmance on full display during Week 8 of the hit ABC competition as they channel their inner star-crossed lovers.
In a recent blog post for People magazine, Janel explained she and her partner (who have been suspected of igniting a relationship, given their undeniable chemistry) would be portraying a “beautiful and romantic” contemporary routine based on a Shakespearean play during tonight’s installment of “DWTS.”
“It’s dynamic duo week and we’re playing Romeo and Juliet,” Janel revealed in her blog entry. “I’m very excited. The song is ‘Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good),’ and it’s a song from the movie adaptation ‘Romeo + Juliet.’”
The actress admitted that while she’s looking forward to performing the routine, her partner is feeling a bit anxious. “Val isn’t a contemporary dancer, so he's been stressing about the choreography. However, I think the choreography he's created is beautiful,” she said in a supportive statement. And from a behind-the-scenes photo taken of the two while practicing, we concur! In the image, Janel is sensually touching Val’s face as he lifts her into the air.
“I'm really looking forward to our contemporary piece. I'm going to love dancing it with Val, and I think it's going to end up being my favorite one so far!” she said of the passionate routine.
Rumors regarding the twosome's blossoming romance intensified after Janel split from longtime boyfriend Payson Lewis. The actor, who appeared in “How I Met Your Mother,” confirmed their split on Instagram when he dedicated a loving post to his former flame.
“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 captioned the heartfelt social media post.
Are you excited to see Janel and Val’s romantic routine? Sound off in the comments section below and make sure to tune in to “Dancing with the Stars” tonight at 8 p.m. EST.