Should Janel Parrish & Val Chmerkovskiy Be Dating?

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While fans are hoping that there is a little behind-the-scenes action going on between Val Chmerkovskiy and celebrity dance partner Janel Parrish on Dancing With the Stars, we are sorry to tell you that they aren’t. In the below video interview, Val confirms that the two are not dating, stating:

Do I care about her? Are we friends? Is she my priority? There is nothing more romantic then being the priority of somebody else, and I think that’s why things get misconstrued all the time, but she is my priority [on the show] and this process is so unusual because I meet this other person and they become my everything for the next three months.

This is a disappointment to fans who think the two should be dating. They have insane on-screen chemistry, balance each other personality-wise, and they’re both hot …

While Val is reportedly single, Janel has a longtime boyfriend named Payson Lewis, but there has still been a lot of speculation surrounding Val and Janel having a romance. When the two shared a quick kiss backstage, Twitter went crazy. It was apparently a good luck peck, and even though Janel then said, “I love you,” the two are just friends and dance partners.

Reportedly, the two are set to share another kiss on the ballroom floor this season, so at least fans can continue to fantasize about their non-existent romance. Last week, the two shared a passionate dance as “Romeo & Juliet.” Check out the performance clip below: