Kelly Monaco ended her last routine on the live episode of "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" by kissing her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy on the lips and with rumors already circulating about a brewing romance between the two. Their lip-locking has viewers wondering what will we see next from them.
In week six of the competition, the celebrities and their professional dance partners were asked to do a routine to a country song. With the lowest score of 51.5, Monaco, 36, and her partner, 26, knew their routine has to be amazing in order for them to be saved from Tuesday's elimination. They performed a tango to a Carrie Underwood song and at the end of the routine, when Chmerkovskiy dipped Monaco, he leaned in for a kiss on the lips that lasted a few seconds. When the camera turned to the audience, some were shocked to see the two dancers kissing, especially since they have not be so open about any kind of romantic relationship between them.
The judges did not mention the kiss on the lips but when they couple approaced the judges table to hear their comments, "DWTS" judge Carrie Ann Inaba did point out that Monaco looked annoyed.
Their dance got rave reviews from all the judges and they got a total of 27 out of 30. Watch the full episode here.
On Nov. 5 the couple will dance a fusion dance: one routine with two different dances chosen for them by their fellow competitors. Sabrina Bryan and her partner Louis van Amstel chose Cha cha/Foxtrot for Monaco and Chmerkovskiy
Wetpaint reported that Monaco dated her highschool sweetheart Michael Gonzalez for 18 years before breaking up with him in 2009. She has not be linked to any man since then, according to the report.
The "General Hospital' actress, and "DWTS" season one winner, told People about the connection with her partner. "It's unexplainable, I don't know. I think each week, we get a little closer."
While the two of them refuse to admit to any romantic relationship ("no labels," Chmerkovskiy said), Monaco said that her partner is "breaking down my walls."
Watch "DWTS" every Monday and Tuesday night on ABC and see what Monaco and her partner will do next.