Since its 2004 debut, Dancing With the Stars has awarded many mirrorball trophies — and has led to engagements, babies and lasting love.
For the pros, it’s not surprising that they find love with their colleagues after spending time together while filming, rehearsing and performing on the DWTS tour. Although it’s more rare, sometimes a celebrity falls for their pro partner.
In 2017, former WWE wrestler Nikki Bella was partnered with Artem Chigvintsev. They started dating in 2019. “I have never met anyone who’s so supportive and I have no fear that he’s ever going to leave me for my imperfections, which is so amazing,” she told Us in October 2019.
Bella and Chigvintsev aren’t the only pro-celeb couple to find lasting love. In 2015, pro dancer Kym Johnson was partnered up with Shark Tank‘s Robert Herjavec. The duo had initial sparks and later confirmed they were dating.
“From the moment I met [Kym], we got along great. This is a very scary experience for me, and it’s great to have somebody like Kym to go through it with,” he shared with Us at the time. Those sparks turned into full-on flames as they went on to get married — and have twins! — after the show ended.
Scroll through the gallery below for more Dancing With the Stars couples who have made their romance last.