Are Mario and Karina More than Dancing Partners?
Dancing With The Stars by Kelsey McNeal/WireImage.com
Things on the
Dancing with the Stars
dance floor get hot, but is the romantic beat going after-hours for
? The NY
is reporting that the pair were seen smooching (!!) outside the Four Seasons hotel in L.A.
A source says, "They were making out by the valet with their hands all over each other, and he was whispering in her ear. It was around midnight, so there weren't many people around."
Smirnoff, who is publicly dating her former
, denies the rumor. Her rep says that the two "have a completely professional relationship." Mario's rep also denied the claim, telling
, "This did not happen."
Mario, however, has hinted at his attraction to Karina, as well as at his view of
as a potential hotbed for intra-cast hooking up. In this Mega Minute video, he talks about his fondness for Karina (at the 1:30 mark) as well as
' propensity for backstage hookups (2:10):
What do you think of the rumor? Is Mario and Karina's on-camera chemistry feigned, or is it the real deal?
- Anna Dimond