But her true feelings came out two days later when she danced with Ballas again on The View.
He's joking that it's our first date because we've always hung out, millions of times, millions of dinners.
Maria Lopez and Karina Smirnoff had instant chemistry when they were paired up during the third season of the show. "It felt like the world came to an end for a second," Smirnoff said after the breakup.
"I hit the ground, and I couldn't get up." She became engaged to another magazine reported. They held hands, had their legs intertwined and were always touching inappropriately." Both Burke and Lachey strongly denied that anything inappropriate had occurred.
They've been dancing around the speculation for weeks, but now, still reeling from the most shocking cut in the show's five-season history, "Cheetah Girl" Sabrina Bryan admits that she and her Dancing with the Stars pro partner, Mark Ballas, are dating.
"We're going out tomorrow," says Bryan, referring to Sunday the 4th.
"He said, ‘Women have a lot harder time on Dancing With The Stars because the main focus of the couple is supposed to be the woman,'" says Bryan.