Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy did pretty well in week 2 of Dancing With the Stars.
They danced the Foxtrot to “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen.
“It felt great,” Janel said after the dance, just before they got better scores than week 1. “I’m so happy!” she added after getting the scores, 34/40.
“She did great, I’m really proud of her,” Val said. “She works hard.”
Janel and Val are one of the most popular teams in season 19, especially with dating rumors surrounding them after they kissed backstage.
They were noticeably less touchy-feely in week 2, perhaps to stem some of the criticism. Janel has a boyfriend, Payson Lewis.
A source told Radar Online recently that they’ve been “getting hot and steamy” during rehearsals, though.
The source noted, though, that short romances often develop on the show but they “usually don’t last past the finale.”
There are claims that the romance is actually a “showmance,” but only time will tell. Some fans of Parrish are rushing to her defense, posting on Instagram and other places that she would never cheat on her boyfriend.