Mark Ballas briefly dated 'Dancing With The Stars' partner Sabrina Bryan after their shocking elimination back in 2007.
"We've gotten so close, and I guess the friendship started from the moment we met," Bryan said at the time.
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.
"When I walked into the rehearsal hall the first day and found out who my partner was, it was so exciting," says Bryan, thinking back to late August.
"I would've been happy with anyone, but I think he has a really cool edge. He was [fourth season champ] Julianne Hough's partner for five years, so you know he's good." Ballas, having taken notes from Hough's experience, gave Bryan the low-down.
There is word on the Internet that there may be protest signs in the audience on Monday night.
"For the producers and the talent to come up to us after the show was amazing, because they were so upset. And when I saw her at The View a few days later, she was still emotional about it." For her part, Bryan has been remarkably self-possessed and gracious about leaving the show.Mark's BFF Derek Hough also has experience with a 'DWTS' romance.He dated Season 6 partner Shannon Elizabeth for nearly a year before splitting up.But this is different." In an exclusive interview, TV Guide spoke to Bryan on Saturday night, the first full day she was back in Orange County after a blizzard of media appearances in Los Angeles and New York."People were so angry," says Bryan, who was both touched and surprised by the strong reaction to her ouster on Tuesday night.It was a huge challenge and I'm so sad not to be doing it anymore." Bryan says that Ballas took the defeat even harder than she did.