As much as they've tried to shoot down any sort of hookup rumors, it's getting harder and harder for Bachelor Sean Lowe and his Dancing With the Stars partner Peta Murgatroyd to deny the chemistry that exists between them.
And based on new comments Peta made about Sean and their relationship, it definitely sounds like they're a lot closer than either of them would like us to believe.
(Gulp. I hope Catherine Giudici hasn't heard any of this yet.)
Peta told In Touch, "Sean and I have developed a really good friendship over the past few weeks and he is definitely going to be in my life forever. I hope that they stay in L.A. for a little bit so that we can all hang out together once the show is over."
She also added, "As we are preparing to go on, I always say, 'It’s just you and me out there babe.' And it sort of gets him into the zone. It gets him looking into my eyes and making sure that we have a connection before we step onto that dance floor."
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Ok, hold up. Let's talk about her saying she knows Sean is "going to be in her life forever." How long have they known each other? Like a month? It sure sounds like they've grown incredibly close in such a short period of time -- maybe even closer than Sean became with most of the women on his season of The Bachelor (and he was making out with them).
And I'm not buying the idea of Peta wanting to hang out with Sean and Catherine after DWTS is over. Yeah, that's what all women say when they're either trying to hide their true feelings for a guy, or hide the fact that there's already something going on between them from his fiance.
Ok, confession time. I once got all buddy-buddy with a girl in high school simply because she started dating a close male friend that I had a romantic history with. I wanted to stay as close to their relationship as possible, so I befriended her. Shameful, but true. And that may or may not be what is going through Peta's mind as far as Sean and Catherine go.
And how about her referring to him as "babe" before they go out on the dance floor? Maybe that's a term of endearment she uses for all of her partners, but typically "babe" is reserved for people who are more than just friends. My husband and I call each other "babe." (I'm just sayin'.)
I'm not exactly sure why, but I have a gut feeling that things are not exactly perfect between Sean and Catherine -- and I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Peta had something to do with it. I know the dude's a born again virgin and all, but it's gotta be hard not to be a little bit turned on by having someone with a body like Peta's pressed up against you for hours on end every day.
(Sorry, Catherine, but it's true. The guy is only human.)
Do you think there is anything romantic going on with Sean and Peta?
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