Get excited, people -- because it looks like we're one step closer to figuring out whether or not Kelly Monaco and Val Chermkovskiy are actually dating. And yes, I realize I probably should've shut up about the two of them a long time ago, but for whatever reason, I just can't.
I know it's none of my business (though it is kind of my job to be curious), but what can I say? Inquiring minds want to know, and I've got a very inquiring mind.
And based on comments made to Wetpaint by Val's brother, Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, it sounds like there is definitely some truth to the rumors that Kelly and Val are MUCH more than good friends.
When asked about the buzz surrounding Val and Kelly, he insisted that he and his brother are both very real people, and what you see on TV is very real as well.
He went on to add:
We don't lie, we don't portray things, we don't put stuff out that's not real. How the public decides what it is, I don't know, but we're not going to be running around with a flagpole going 'oh my god I'm dating her, or not.' They're having a blast. I'm super happy for [Val]. I'm super happy for Kelly, she's an incredible person. Getting to know her was an amazing experience. She's so real. Together they were amazing. Whatever this is going to end up being I'm sure is going to be up to them.
OMG! Maybe I'm reading way too much into his words, but it sure sounds like the connection we saw between Kelly and Val was authentic, which means they MUST be a real life couple, right?
If they weren't together, you'd think Maks would be pretty open and honest about it and say something like, "Nothing's going on, they're just great friends."
And while his comments about them being "amazing together" and voicing his happiness for the both of them are very telling statements -- he really gave things away by saying, "Whatever this is going to end up being I'm sure is going to be up to them."
Did you hear that? "... going to END UP BEING." If it's going to wind up being something, then there must be enough going on between them to put them at a point where they need to figure out where to take their relationship next. (I'm right, aren't I?)
Ha! See -- I KNEW there was something special brewing between those two all along.
(When's the wedding, and when should I expect my invitation to arrive?)
What do you make of Maks' comments about Kelly and Val?
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