Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough by Eric Charbonneau/ WireImage.com
their fancy footwork seguéd into footsies? Dancing with the Stars
' Helio Castroneves - whose engagement to his long-distance love very recently broke off - was spied on Wednesday night with pro partner Julianne Hough at NYC's hot spot Tao. According to the New York
, the rumored-to-be-together duo was "canoodling at a side table" and looked "seriously smitten." Julianne is spinning the closeness as purely platonic, telling People
, "I love Helio like he is my brother. We are the best of friends." And we all know what that
was really about for Marcia and Greg. For what it's worth, fellow dancer Jennie Garth tells Inside Edition
"it's not true" that a fling with Julianna was behind Helio's broken engagement, adding, "There was no romance going on between Helio and Julianne whatsoever." (Notice her verb tense, scholars.) That said, at this point can ABC officially retitle the show "Dating with the Stars"? More on Dancing with the Stars:
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