'DWTS' Mark Ballas Responds to Bristol Palin Rumors
Are Bristol Palin and her "DWTS" partner dating?
Heaven knows Bristol Palin's romantic life has been strung out for observation for more than two years, but new buzz suggests that she's finally being treated right -- by her "Dancing With the Stars" partner Mark Ballas! Bristol's too shy to talk, but here's what Mark Ballas is willing to share.
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas were one of the first "Dancing With the Stars" season 11 couples to begin rehearsals, and their mutual enthusiasm on the dancefloor was a hint that they were going to get along just fine.
However, there's some, um, enthusiasm off the dancefloor too. Mark Ballas performs in a band with fellow "Dancing With the Stars" pro Derek Hough, and over the weekend, Bristol Palin stepped out to see the fellas play. These two seem to be getting closer...but are they a pair?
Mark Ballas denies it. "We are not dating," Ballas says of Palin, qualifying his statement with this: "But we are having a good time." Hm. Ballas says that his fondness for Palin grows as she makes progress on the floor, that she "does have a little bit of rhythm" and that what she's learned in the last month with him is nothing short of a "miracle."
And sooner or later, Ballas is going to meet Bristol's mom...yep, he's a Sarah Palin fan! "I'm looking forward to meeting her!" Ballas said. "It's been a pleasure to get to know her daughter."
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Meanwhile we've heard that "Dancing With the Stars" special correspondent Jake Pavelka also wants to warm up to the Palins...but will he look down on Bristol from his high moral ground? Come on, couldn't you totally see Jake Pavelka and Bristol Palin as an item? Although we've also heard rumors that Bristol's crushing on The Situation...oh no!
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