Kelly Monaco did not win "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" on Tuesday night but she said that one of her deepest sorrows will be not dancing anymore with her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy, whom she has developed a strong bond with.
The couple danced an instance jive routine, meaning they were only told what dance they would perform and to what song less than an hour before they had to take the stage. They started off the night in second place in terms of scoring, 59 out of 60, only behind Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani who had a perfect score of 60 out of 60.
Their jive scored 28.5 out of 30.
"I appreciate this experience more than anything. 'Dancing with the Stars' has given me so much more than a new added confidence, talents, friendships and a journey that I think will continue for a really long time," Monaco said.
When the show's co-host, Brooke Burke-Charvet, asked them about their relationship, she said, "the two of you have had an amazing connection all season long. You know im not gonna let you off the hook you two. Everybody is dying to know, what's going on with the two of you? Because from the way we see it -it's on."
Monaco answered with the following: "Listen I hope everybody could have friendships like this. This is what it is, it is a foundation of an amazing friendship."
In the background though, Chmerkovskiy was laughing at the comment and so were many of the audience members. Burke-Charvet then said everyone was disappointed Monaco would not make a declaration about their love.
Chmerkovkiy added, "This is what it is. It is unconditional love for one another. Whatever that label is. It doesn't have to be a boyfriend and girlfriend. It's a relationship that I cherish. She could rely on me and I know I could rely on her."
Chmerkovskit also admitted to getting a little emotional after the dance on Tuesday night.
"I mean it's a completely different experience for me the journey was amazing...and this guy is the most incredible man and is the most talented dancer out there," said Monaco.
Monaco and her partner came in third place in Tuesday's finale. Melissa Rycroft and her partner Tony Dovolani took home the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy, a first for both dancers.