They may have performed their last sizzling tango for the cameras, but the chemistry between Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy is still red-hot!
In Touch can confirm that the General Hospital star, 36, and her Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars partner, 26, are officially dating.
"She's ended things with her old boyfriend [actor Heath Freeman]," says a source. "She's telling all her friends that she and Val are in love.
And luckily for them, America is in love with them right back! The pair, who were incredibly affectionate on the hit show, left fans wondering if their PDA was more than just the "performance" of it all.
In fact, the duo shared a passionate kiss during the DWTS semi-finals, that they perfected after lots…and lots…and lots of practice.
“It was planned,” Kelly tells In Touch of her steamy lip lock with Val. “It was part of the choreography.”
So how long did the dance partners rehearse their smooch?
“Endless hours,” Val smirks, with Kelly adding, “We could have done anything, but we kissed like that.”
Sounds about right to us!