Janel Parrish has gotten a lot of attention this season on Dancing With The Stars with partner Val Chmerkovskiy. They were caught exchanging a quick, friendly peck backstage and saying “I love you,” which first sparked the rumors. However, Janel was in a relationship with longtime boyfriend Payson Lewis. As the season carried on, viewers were hoping that Val and Janel would get together, especially as we watched them perform all their sexy routines. In several interviews, Val has said that the two are just close friends and if it appears as something more, it just means he’s good at his job. He said he’s not on The Bachelor, he’s on Dancing With the Stars. Check out Val’s interview about the dating rumors in the above video.
The interview was posted on Halloween, the same night that Val and Janel were spotted holding hands on their way to a Halloween party, dressed in matching costumes. Check out their hand-in-hand stroll in the below photo:
As for Payson Lewis, Janel’s ex, he announced his break up from the Pretty Little Liars star via Instagram in mid-October. With the below photo, he posted this caption:
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