Chris Soules Is Tired of Hiding His 'Secret' Relationship With Witney Carson

As soon as news of Chris Soules' breakup with his Bachelor match Whitney Bischoff was announced, I knew exactly who I wanted him to date next: his former Dancing with the Stars partner, Witney Carson. Not only do they (obviously) work well together, but they make a super cute couple, too -- and not just on the dance floor. And according to recent reports, it sounds like my dreams are actually coming true! 

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Although there's definitely been buzz lately that these two are hooking up, now it sounds like Chris and Witney are actually in a relationship ... but Witney wants to keep things on the DL for now.

I know what you're thinking: Chris is handsome, and he knows how to handle a tractor. Why wouldn't you want to scream from the rooftops that you're dating him? But Witney has her reasons, and apparently the main one is that she's worried it could affect her career.

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As a source close to the couple tells Celeb Dirty Laundry, Witney is concerned that dating their most recent Bachelor could damage her relationship with ABC, and she hasn't been on DWTS long enough to tamper with their brand. The source explained it like this: 

Chris wants to go public. But Witney is scared -- she hasn't been with ABC long and she doesn't want to step on any toes by confirming her relationship with the network's latest Bachelor, because that would mean confirming that she broke up their beloved Chris and Whitney. Chris is pressuring her though because he sees the writing's on the wall and knows he has to do something big to stay in the news. And confirming he is dating his DWTS partner would do the trick.

Obviously, the other red flag here is that Chris could be dating Witney to preserve his fame -- although seriously, does that sound like the dude who couldn't stop talking about corn the entire time he was looking for love on The Bachelor? We have mixed feelings here, but if Chris and Witney are seriously going to do this thing, it'd be awesome if it was for real.

We don't blame Witney for hesitating if that's what's really going on, though. Is a boyfriend worth her jeopardizing her career? I guess we'll have to wait and see! 

Do you think Witney and Chris are right for each other?

 

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