10 Real-Life Couples From 'Dancing With the Stars'

Emma Slater Sasha Farber
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Emma Slater and Sasha Farber attend ABC's Dancing With The Stars season 23 finale at The Grove on Nov. 22, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Sometimes the Dancing With the Stars chemistry doesn’t stay on the dance floor.

Following the wedding of DWTS pros Emma Slater and Sasha Ferber over the weekend, check out some of the other relationships that started on the reality TV show’s stage. 

Emma Slater & Sasha Ferber

The pair met on the Australian dance show Burn the Floor but didn’t begin dating until after they both started as pros on Dancing With the Stars. They got engaged during a live taping of Dancing With the Stars in 2016 and got married on March 25.

Peta Murgatroyd & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Murgatroyd and Chmerkovskiy, both longtime DWTS pros, began dating on and off in 2012 before getting back together officially in 2015 and then getting engaged. They welcomed a son, Shai Alexander, on Jan. 4, 2017, and got married in July of that year.

Val Chmerkovskiy & Jenna Johnson
The dancing-pro couple has been dating on and off since 2015 but become Instagram-official in August 2017.

Amber Rose & Val Chmerkovskiy

This is the first celeb-pro couple on our list -- though model/actress Rose was actually paired with Val's brother Maksim on season 23 of the show. Amber and Val were seen cuddling up at Rose’s 33rd birthday party in 2016 but split after five months together.

Mario Lopez & Karina Smirnoff

Lopez and Smirnoff met in 2006 when Mario was a celebrity competitor on season 3. They split in 2008 after two years when Lopez confirmed cheating rumors.

Karina Smirnoff & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Following her split from Mario Lopez, Smirnoff began dating Chmerkovskiy. The pair got engaged in 2009 then called off their engagement nine months later, reportedly over disagreements about starting a family.

Mark Ballas & Sabrina Bryan

The former Cheetah Girl and the pro dancer began dating after Bryan appeared on the show in 2007. The romance was short-lived and the pair broke up a few months later. 

Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough

The only pair on this list to enter the competition already dating, Wicks and Hough competed as a couple on season 8 in 2009. They broke up shortly after.

Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson

The Shark Tank star and dancing pro were quick to couple up in season 20 in 2015, seen cuddling during the season premiere. They got engaged in February 2016 and tied the knot later that year The pair are expecting twins, due later this year.

 Derek Hough & Shannon Elizabeth

The pair met while dancing on the show's sixth season in 2008. In 2009, the American Pie actress took to Twitter to both acknowledge the relationship and announce its end. “Hi everyone-we wanted you all to know directly from us that Derek & I have decided to end our relationship as boyfriend & girlfriend…” 


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