Love is in the air – or should we say on the ballroom floor? Since Season 20 of “Dancing with the Stars” first premiered its exciting 10-anniversary installment, fans of the hit ABC series noticed that a majority of the couples who were cleverly paired together have exhibited some serious chemistry – specifically “Shark Tank” star Robert Herjavec and his pro partner Kym Johnson.
The vibes between the two competitors are so strong in fact that rumors have started swirling regarding the duo’s alleged romance. Well, fellow dancer Derek Hough has finally silenced the whispers with the inside scoop on the Foxtroting twosome.
“I think they’re an adorable couple,” Derek teased the status of Robert and Kym to Us Weekly. His comment follows the pair’s Week 2 performance to Michael Buble’s “You Make Me Feel So Young.”
Prior to their routine, which earned them 28 out of 40, the duo addressed their talked-about relationship in pre-taped footage. “I love hanging out with Kym,” the businessman said. “We get along great. This is a very scary experience for me, and it’s great to have somebody like Kym to go through it with.”
Robert entered the long-running dance competition on a dark note, according to reports. In addition to divorcing his wife of 24 years the “Shark Tank” entrepreneur also contemplated suicide due to the break up, People magazine reported. “I just wanted to end it,” the millionaire told the outlet. “It was a terribly difficult year.”
It looks as though Kym has helped bring some light back into Robert’s life though. “Kym has become a great friend, and it is so much fun to be able to share this experience with her," he said.
Derek went on to tell Us Weekly that Richard are Kym are a match made in “DWTS” heaven. “Literally when Kym describes the kind of man that she’s looking for, it’s him!” he spoke of how the professional dancer references Robert's traits when she discusses her dream man. “She’s like, ‘I need a guy like this and like this’ and I’m like, ‘Yo, that’s him!’ More power to them! I say yay to that.”
"Dancing with the Stars" airs Mondays on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT.